Press release

IFAT Africa grows internationally

August 31, 2017

  • Core topics of the cooperation: water collection, water supply and wastewater treatment
  • IFAT Africa trade show and WISA Conference on an annually rotating basis
  • Commencement of cooperation: June 2018

From September 12 to 14, 2017, the Johannesburg Expo Centre will once again be the meeting point for the African environmental industry. IFAT Africa, the Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling, being held for the second time, has gained more international appeal: Around 65 percent of the exhibitors are from abroad.

Katharina Schlegel, Project Director of the IFAT international trade fairs at Messe München, explains: “Alongside African exhibitors, a large number of European companies will also be represented. We are especially pleased to have gained seven new countries this year.” Among the new exhibitors are companies from Austria, Botswana, France, Ghana, Kenya, Spain and Turkey. All in all, more than 140 exhibitors are taking part on an exhibition area of around 5,000 square meters.

Meeting point for the industry

Numerous delegations highlight the importance of IFAT Africa beyond the borders of South Africa. Visitor delegations from China, Ghana, Italy, Mozambique and Zambia are expected, as well as a delegation from Sub-Saharan Africa, which the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is organizing for its alumni network.

Online registration for visitors

Visitors can register for IFAT Africa at the following link: Pre-registration allows faster access to the trade fair. Entry to the exhibition and the supporting program is free of charge.