Press release

IFAT Munich in May: driving environmental and climate protection

February 1, 2022

  • More than 2,500 exhibitors from 50 countries registered so far
  • All exhibition halls and the outdoor area occupied
  • Successful trade fairs are possible

The sustainable use of resources—and thus climate protection—is the major topic of IFAT Munich, which will be held from May 30 to June 3, 2022 at the exhibition center in Munich. International interest in the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management remains strong. The global community needs environmental technologies— the trade show brings them to life and provides the network to address the greatest challenge of our time.

“Preparations for IFAT Munich are running at full speed, with all 18 exhibition halls and a large part of the outdoor area occupied. This is a very strong development, even compared to the record-breaking edition in 2018,” explains Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München. So far, some 2,500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries have registered, “and we continuously receive numerous further requests”.

Environmental, resource and climate protection is more urgent than ever in the minds of the global community, "and IFAT brings together the international decision-makers, experts and market players in one place to tackle the major challenges,” Rummel continues.

And: with the major international event IAA MOBILITY as well as the trade fairs EXPO REAL, productronica and TrendSet in January, Messe München has proven that successful trade fairs are possible under pandemic conditions. “In addition, experience shows that restrictions are relaxed in line with the pandemic situation in spring,” Rummel classifies the situation.

Top market players in all segments

All exhibition sections are well booked; in some cases the demand is even greater than the space available. In the area of “Circular Economy and Waste Management”, exhibitors will include:

Remondis, Veolia, PreZero, EEW Energy from Waste, Doppstadt Umwelttechnik, Komptech, Arjes, Sutco RecyclingTechnik, Eggersmann, Lindner-Recyclingtech, Zeppelin Baumaschinen, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik, Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger, Komatsu, Zöller-Kipper, Martin, SSI Schäfer and ESE.

In the “Water & Sewage” sector, registrations include: Wilo, Huber, Invent Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik, Grundfos, KSB, Sulzer, Xylem Europe, Endress+Hauser, Gea Westfalia Seperator Group, Kaeser Kompressoren, EnviroChemie, Otto Graf, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik, Veolia Water Technologies, AVK Armaturen, Hawle Armaturen, Talis, Siemens, Hermann Sewerin, Aco Tiefbau, Kaiser and IBAK.

“Municipal Technology” will be represented by, for example, Faun Umwelttechnik, Bucher Municipal, Aebi Schmidt, Küpper-Weisser and Fayat Environmental Solutions; in the vehicles section, exhibitors will include Iveco Magirus, Scania, Volvo Group Trucks, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck and Mercedes Benz.

Strong international presence

In addition, there will be international joint pavilions from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, South Korea, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, and the U.S.

Also from Egypt, Australia, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine there will be exhibitors.

In terms of visitors, there are already inquiries for delegations from Egypt, Brazil, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and many other European countries.

Associations and start-ups alike rely on IFAT Munich

In keeping with the established tradition, many national and international associations are actively involved in shaping the trade show program, be it as exhibitors, with special shows, live demonstrations, solution tours and lectures.

The start-up area is more popular than ever: “It is highly exciting to see how much interest start-ups are showing in the fair. They urgently need access to the markets to bring their innovative solutions to the world,” explains Philipp Eisenmann, Exhibition Director IFAT Munich. “And in doing so, they precisely reflect the success factor of trade fairs and IFAT Munich: all key market players will meet face-to-face in one place, expand their network and promote their business success.”

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Silvia Hendricks
Silvia Hendricks
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