On May 13, 2018 as the opening event for IFAT in Munich.
Since their foundation in 2008, the GreenTec Awards have become the most important environmental award worldwide. Together with 120 partners, they provide large and small companies, NGOs, initiatives, athletes, celebrities and activists an international stage to present the best projects for environmental protection. The GreenTec Awards reward, integrate and communicate Green Lifestyle.
They were the opening event for IFAT in the ICM Munich on 13 May 2018.
To start the exclusive gala of, celebrity guests walked the green carpet, thus giving environmental protection much deserved media attention. Selected laureates were awarded on stage - inspiration and entertainment were the focus of the event. During the awards ceremony, the winners were be celebrated in an appropriate way in front of more than a thousand guests at the International Congress Center in Munich.
Participants ranged from start-ups to global players, from honorary offices to scientific projects. A jury as well as a public voting named the winners of the 10 categories. The whole process is certified by TÜV Nord.
IFAT Environmental Leadership Award
Part of the gala was the presentation of the IFAT Environmental Leadership Award. With the special, prize, every two years the world's leading trade fair honors personalities who are particularly committed to sustainable development and who promote innovative ways of conserving the environment and conserve resources with innovative ideas and projects.
In 2018 the IFAT Environmental Leadership Award was presented for the third time and went to Dr. Auma Obama for her foundation Sauti Kuu, which seeks to give children and young people around the world an outlook for the future.