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( 3 May 2025 - 8 May 2025 )
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Germany , Frankfurt am Main

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Covid-19 Update

No changes have been announced for IFFA 2025. The international meat processing trade show is currently in its early planning stages, with dates set for May 3rd—May 8th, 2025. Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH intends to host the upcoming IFFA as a live event because no other alternative can achieve the success of trade shows and exhibitions. Currently, Germany does not have domestic Covid-19 restrictions in place, therefore Messe Frankfurt also does not have ongoing limitations, such as access control. Organisers will strongly encourage the following of recommendations, such as avoiding crowd congestion. Due to Germany's travel restrictions, participants will have to present upon arrival in the country documents such as negative test results.

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Consult with peers on standards and best practices in the meat industry at IFFA and discover all the latest innovations and equipment concerning meat processing. The international trade show operates out of Frankfurt, Germany and arrives every three years at Messe Frankfurt. Editions are typically held in May and programming lasts for six days in total. What’s so special about IFFA is that not only does it offer visitors access to the entire processing chain, but also keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry. What this means for IFFA is a brand-new chapter. IFFA 2022 brings in a new focus–alternative proteins. The market for meat alternatives has grown to a point where it can no longer be ignored, which is why IFFA is making space for the pioneers in this sector. 

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As we mentioned, the entire processing chain can be observed at IFFA. This includes everything–slaughtering technology, roasting, frying, baking and deep-frying equipment, packing equipment, transport and storage systems, weighing systems, process control, and foodstuff safety. Now there’s also going to be production and processing of plant-based products and products made from cell-cultured meat. These new additions will only bring in new visitors. Habasit Group, HEMA, LASKA, Loma Systems, Unitherm Food Systems and Denico Food Ingredients have exhibited in the past. Who attends IFFA? Trade visitors come from all over the retail sector. There are, of course, representatives from the food and the semi-luxuries industry and butcher trade, but also food retail trade, wholesalers, importers and exporters. The majority of buyers happen to be based in Europe, but there’s growing interest from Asia and Northern America. 

Did You Know? 

If you’re trying to raise your profile and get introduced to potential partners, then sign up for the IFFA Discovery Tours. These guided tours are an excellent vehicle to bring in targeted visitors to your booth and increase your chances of sales leads. IFFA keeps its eyes on the future, which is why you’re likely to hear all about how digitalisation and automation are changing the industry in major ways. Other themes are food safety and the efficiency of resources. One showstopper of the trade show is the IFFA Kitchen. This special area shows you exactly how a production line works in real-time with live demonstrations, which show how sausages are made, packaged and labelled. 

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt 

Travel 2 Fairs ltd is the place to find early booking deals for your trip to IFFA. We have a large network of hotels in Frankfurt suitable for every budget, and it takes a single day to get you a list with the best hotel offers. We prioritize your comfort and seek hotels near Messe Frankfurt, so you can directly walk to the exhibition grounds or enjoy a quick commute with public transport. Accommodating large groups is also not a challenge for us. Travel 2 Fairs ltd also assists in matters of logistics. Clients rely on us to organize airport transfers upon arrival and departure. We’re also a vendor for rent-a-cars, if you need additional mobility during your stay. 

Past Editions


IFFA 2022 marked the successful restart of the leading meat processing and packaging trade fair. The edition was held live in Messe Frankfurt between 14.05.2022 and 19.05.2022. The venue did not incorporate Covid-19 safety measures, such as pre-entry testing, due to the improved epidemiological situation in Germany. As a result, attendees could take part in the event without the necessity of adhering to regulations such as the 3G entry policy. IFFA 2022 featured approximately 50,000 trade visitors from 129 countries and 860 exhibitors from 44 nations. The edition had high internationality rates, as 72% of the visitors and 58% of the exhibitors were from abroad.


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