On this year´s IFAT the WTE / EVN group presents itself in a complete new booth design with its technological innovations. Besides our key clients, numerous delegations from our core markets were cared for. The interest in German environmental technology is still unbowed high. Furthermore the EVN AG presents her newest concepts in thermal waste utilization and asked to numerous questions concerning the operating of large scaled treatment plants. Waste and waste water was put in perspective as valuable energy sources.
Looking back the Munich IFAT Team found clear positive words
Around 138,000 visitors from over 170 countries came to Munich for the anniversary edition of IFAT between May 30 and June 3, 2016. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, is delighted with what has happened this year: “The feedback from all our participants was overwhelming. The further rise in participation figures is impressive proof of how for fifty years IFAT has been shaping the development of the environmental technology sector.”
International trade fair with a global impact
That’s an assessment shared by WTE. Because this year, again, one of the outstanding features of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management was the high level of international participation. This event is like a lighthouse, beaming out a strong message around the globe that we should use the resources of our planet sustainably.
After Germany, among the top ten countries of origin were: Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and Turkey. The overall proportion of visitors from outside Germany was 47 percent. A total of 3,097 exhibitors coming from 59 countries, presented their innovations and new developments for the environmental technology sector on 230,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Quantity AND quality
The quality of the trade visitors at this year’s IFAT was also top class. The quantity and quality of contacts made during the exhibition was superb.
In addition IFAT again presented itself not only as the sector’s No. 1 meeting place, but also as the top event for doing business.
The next IFAT takes place from May 14 to 18, 2018 in Munich.