Munich to host IFAT 2014

Trade fair on the environment and waste disposal scheduled for May 5-9, 2014.

February 4, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
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IFAT, which its organizer, Meese München, describes as the “world’s largest environmental technology trade show," will be May 5-9, 2014, in Munich. 
At IFAT Entsorga 2012, more than 2,900 exhibitors from 54 countries presented their products, innovations and services on more than 2.3 million square feet of exhibition space in Munich. The event promises to be even bigger in 2014, organizers say, covering nearly 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space, approximately 161,500 square feet more than in 2012. Despite this expansion, companies in some segments are still on a waiting list to exhibit, Meese München says. 
IFAT organizers say they expect nearly 3,000 exhibiting companies from 50 countries at this year’s IFAT. A total of 56 joint stands from 13 countries also will be taking part. 
Silvia Fritscher, exhibition director of IFAT, says, “In this context, the proportion of international exhibitors as compared to the previous events will expand even further. The response from the exhibitors, in particular from international ones, is tremendous.”
Thirty-nine percent of the exhibitors at IFAT 2012 were from outside Germany.
In 2014 the GreenTec Awards, described as Europe’s largest environmental and business prize, will be presented for the first time at IFAT. Launched in 2008, the GreenTec Awards are designed to promote ecological and economic involvement and the use of environmental technologies. 
To register for IFAT, visit Additional information is available at