IFAT at a glance

Key facts about IFAT 2018 at a glance


exhibitors from 58 countries and regions


visitors from 162 countries and regions


square meters exhibition space

This is IFAT

  • A platform for innovations
    3,305 exhibitors attend the World's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies to showcase their pioneering technologies, innovations, and strategies and solutions tailored to meet the requirements of the market in question.
  • Attendance of all companies relevant to the industry
    As the industry platform for innovations, attending IFAT as a trade visitor will give you the chance to meet with the entire industry—ranging from a system provider operating on a global scale to highly specialized medium-sized enterprises.
  • Presentation of the entire range of environmental technology products available
    IFAT covers the areas of water, sewage, waste, and raw materials management, so as a trade visitor you will receive a comprehensive overview.
  • High-quality supporting program
    The unique supporting program at IFAT makes it a trade fair of opinion, discovery, experience, knowledge, and vision, with platforms being provided by the forums that include special country-.specific events, talks by specialists, podium discussions, and company presentations. In practical live demonstrations, associations and highly professional operators show-case machines, systems, and vehicles in action.
  • Inspirational and spectacular live demonstrations at IFAT
    Complex processes are brought to life during practical live demonstrations:
    End-of-life Vehicle Recycling (BDSV)
    Demonstration Days: Biomass Preparation Technology (VDMA)
    Demonstration Days: Minerals Preparation Technology (VDMA)
    Piper Fitting Challenge (DVGW / rbv)
    Truck in Action (VAK)
    Water Treatment and Flood Control (THW)
    Water Skills—Professional Competitions (DWA)

IFAT worldwide

Water extraction and utilization, as well as waste engineering and the recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials are topical issues around the globe. As a reflection of this, IFAT has created an interdisciplinary network with a global reach. IFAT's global events series includes IE expo China and IE expo Guangzhou in China, IFAT India in India, IFAT Eurasia in Turkey and IFAT Africa in South Africa.

Further information

Trade fair
IFAT key sectors

Discover the range of themes at the global IFAT innovation platform, covering water, waste water, waste, and resource management.

Key sectors
Supporting program
IFAT’s supporting program of 2018

Experience IFAT's comprehensive events program that features live demonstrations, practical displays, specialist events, and podium discussions.

Supporting Program
Trade fair
Live demonstrations at IFAT 2020

At IFAT, complex machine, system, and vehicle processes and applications are brought to life for you to experience in practical live demonstrations.

Live Demonstrations