IFAT impact

The pulse of the industry: IFAT impact

As the most important driving force in the global environmental industry, IFAT offers substantial events and exciting formats—even in times when no trade fairs are taking place. Welcome to IFAT impact, our new knowledge platform! From professional exchange to networking, here the spotlight is on interaction: because nothing is as efficient in generating business and developing the industry as dialog.

In addition to the trade fair, IFAT impact offers knowledge transfer throughout the year—initiated by the coronavirus crisis and the associated economic and ecological consequences. The range of topics is geared to current challenges and issues and is delivered in a wide variety of formats: from conference and panel discussion, lecture series and webinars to presentations and matchmaking events. The link between all of them? The claim, contents and goals of the world's leading trade fair, which can react even faster to trends and developments thanks to this platform—to consistently drive the industry forward. Or in short: #OnWeGo

Launch event on July 15, 2020

We will start with our moderated, digital panel discussion on “Environmental technologies in times of the coronavirus—and beyond: accelerators for an ecologically sustainable economy.” Participation is free but limited.


July 15, 2020, 10:00–12:00 (CET)

Welcoming speech:

Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München


Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Cherno Jobatey, Journalist and TV-Host

Confirmed panel discussion participants:

Lynette Chung, Head of Global Sustainability der Covestro AG

Dr. Christoph Epping, Head of Directorate WR II “Resource Conservation, Circular Economy” at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Patrick Hasenkamp, Vice President VKU (German Association of Local Utilities) und President Municipal Waste Europe

Peter Kurth, President BDE (Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry) and President FEAD (European Federation of Waste Management und Environmental Services)

Dr. Eng. Sebastian Porkert, CEO Ecofario

Key questions:

  • The European Green Deal: What's next?
  • Industry and municipalities: Who will manage the local transition?
  • The technologies: How can we finance green innovations?

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Who can benefit from IFAT impact?

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Mark your diary!

The digital path to business deals—at the first IFAT impact Business Summit from September 8–10, 2020. The aim of this international highlight? A respectable boost to the economy. Because it not only gathers the industry, but also drives it forward. Through concrete solutions, product presentations, lectures and a B2B matching platform. Will you be there?


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