consultants, public authorities, service providers, engineering offices, and associations

IFAT for consultants, public authorities, service providers, engineering offices, and associations

As a platform for universities and universities of applied sciences and current research projects, IFAT creates effective synergies between science and business. Become an expert on the industry’s future and get first-hand information on the possibilities of future trends.

Highlights of IFAT

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IFAT 2020 | Highlights

The world‘s largest platform brings together international industry leaders: on an area of 270,000 m², they present a wide variety of innovations for the sustainable use of water, valuable recycling and efficient raw material cycles. See here highlights of IFAT 2020!

What to expect at IFAT

  • Global innovations of over 3,300 exhibitors from all over the world
  • Current research projects and best practice examples
  • Spectacular live demonstrations and experts
    Experience the vivid live demonstrations in IFAT’s large outdoor area, where machines and large plants are shown live in action—for you to witness the work as close to practice as never before, with experts explaining the individual work steps.
  • Top-notch supporting program
    In the high-caliber supporting program, you will learn all about new market potentials and current developments. Be part of the discussions—when the future is being renegotiated in forums.
  • Future platform
    Visit the future platform and gain an in-depth insight into latest research projects and the success of promising start-ups.
  • Networking in personal discussions—ideal for orders and cooperations

Key facts about IFAT 2018 at a glance


exhibitors from 58 countries and regions


visitors from 162 countries and regions


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Visitor structure by sector
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Industry Insights

Circular economy, climate protection & climate resilience—read how the solutions in the IFAT network help to make our world sustainable.

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Who is who: the IFAT exhibitor portal.

Exhibitors at IFAT: You can find the exhibiting companies, their products, new suppliers, and company profiles in the IFAT exhibitor portal.

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Sustainability at IFAT

We want to set a good example and make IFAT more sustainable in an ongoing process. Learn more!