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IFAT 2026

( 4 May 2026 - 8 May 2026 )
Location: Germany, Munich
Organizer: Messe Munich

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IFAT 2026 will occur as a live trade exhibition. It will continue the success achieved by IFAT 2024. The new dates are between the 4th and 8th of May 2026 in Messe Munich.


Founded in 1966, IFAT is a pivotal trade exposition for various industries. These include environmental preservation, municipality planning, recycling, water supply, and waste management. It is a biannual trade fair organised by Messe Munich GmbH and occurs at the same-name venue. It is a global platform that displays the most up-to-date novel solutions. Furthermore, it is an expedient networking and business-conducting platform. It allows participants to expand their business and discuss the latest topics. Because of its importance, the IFAT fair receives a high-calibre audience. It comprises political representatives, engineers, investors, C-suite executives, consultants, and utility companies. It also includes trade organisations, universities, research institutions, and vocational schools. Additionally, attendees furthermore feature media representatives.

The event receives over 2 500 exhibitor firms and over 100 000 visitants from more than 150 countries. For instance, IFAT’s besucherzahlen (visitor numbers) for one edition were 142 472 visitants who examined the wares of 3 305 exhibitor firms. The visitors included 51 290 municipal waste management/utility organisations. They also incorporated 44 166 industry/manufacturing experts and 27 070 service providers. Attendees also included 19,946 trade and science associations. Participants had travelled from 162 countries, including Italy, the United States, India, Mexico, China, South Africa and Australia. 96% of the exhibitors rated the visitor diversity and quality as excellent. 95% of the visitors rated the event as having a pioneering and leading role. Furthermore, 97% of the group prepared to or intended to invest during IFAT.

About IFAT Munich

The IFAT Show features a comprehensive support programme distributed into two key sectors. These are Waste and Secondary raw materials and Water & Sewage. Each sector features at least two main topics, which affect various sub-events. These include the exhibition, Start-up Area (including its Innovation Stage), the IFAT Business Summit, Live Demonstrations, Themed Worlds, Solution Tours, Forum Water/Sewage, and Forum Waste/Secondary Raw Materials. The central themes also influence the Impact Business Summit.

IFAT München’s aussteller (exhibitors) include leading companies such as:

  • ABB AG;
  • ACME;
  • Akzo Nobel;
  • Aquajet Systems;
  • BASF;
  • Bosch Rexroth;
  • Covestro;
  • Daimler Truck;
  • DuPont;
  • Honeywell;
  • Evonik industries;
  • Hitachi;
  • Holmastro;
  • IVECO;
  • Karcher;
  • Komatsu;
  • Liebherr;
  • Mercedes-Benz;
  • Mitsubishi;
  • MOBA;
  • Pentaair;
  • REHAU;
  • Saint-Gobain;
  • Scania;
  • Schneider;
  • Siemens;
  • Solvay;
  • Teledyne;
  • Weber;
  • Xylem;
  • Zeppelin.

IFAT attracts participants from the public services, water technology, waste management, environmental preservation, municipality planning, educational, engineering, utility, manufacturing, consultancy, automotive, aerospace, medical, construction, agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical and F&B sectors.

IFAT Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for IFAT before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Messe Munich and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

IFAT 2022

IFAT München 2022 marked the successful restart of the trade exhibition. It occurred between the 30th of May and the 3rd of June 2022. It was held as a hybrid edition at Messe Munich. There were 2 984 exhibitor firms from 59 countries. It also featured over 300 presenters and about 119 000 visitants from 155 nations. IFAT 2022 München occupied an exhibition space of 260,000 m2.

IFAT 2024

IFAT 2024 Munich occurred between the 13th and 17th of May 2024. It was held as a live trade exposition in Messe Munich. It presented the wares of more than 3 200 exhibiting firms (55% from abroad) from 61 nations on 300 000 m2 of exhibition space. Approximately 142 000 visitants from around 170 countries overviewed their wares.





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