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IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 - Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management


The World`s Leading Trade Fair For Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management - IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 - is innovative, because it focusses on new product groups, comprehensive, because it covers the water, sewage, refuse and recycling sectors in their entirety international, with visitors and exhibitors from around the world informative, with a related events programme that creates synergy.

Event Type:
Trade Show/Exhibition
May 7-11, 2012
New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Munich , Germany

Following its amalgamation with ENTSORGA, IFAT has celebrated a successful premiere and established itself firmly as the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technology. This is seen on the one hand in strong interest from visitors from abroad, their proportion rising from 33 percent of the total at the last IFAT to 40 percent this year. And on the other hand in a broadening of the international spread among the exhibitors, with 37 percent of the total coming from outside Germany this year, as compared to 32 percent last time.

Dr Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board of IFAT ENTSORGA and Managing Partner of FAUN Umwelttechnik: 'IFAT ENTSORGA has more than done justice to its new role as the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. What was particularly noticeable was the high numbers of international visitors.' Peter Kurth, President of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V. (BDE – Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry) added: 'The waste, water and recycling sector has welcomed the extended concept of the fair. We were particularly pleased with the strong international interest.'

Over the five days of IFAT ENTSORGA, around 110,000 trade visitors from over 185 countries came to the event. After Germany, the top ten countries of origin for visitors were, in order: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands and France.


Take advantage of this opportunity to present your company, your products and your services to the international market by exhibiting at the fair. It is the best place to encounter strong interest and concrete demand from some 110,000 visitors. Use IFAT ENTSORGA to cultivate ties to your customers and make new contacts. Profit from good long-term business prospects at IFAT ENTSORGA.

Following its amalgamation with ENTSORGA, IFAT has celebrated a successful premiere and established itself firmly as the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technology. In total, 2,730 exhibitors from 49 countries presented their products, innovations and services on around 200,000 square metres of exhibition space. Never before have so many exhibitors from so many different countries been represented at IFAT ENTSORGA.


1. Water extraction and treatment

  • Drilling equipment
  • Well construction and repair
  • Well monitoring
  • Process-water and rain-water harvesting

2. Water and sewage treatment

  • Mechanical-physical processes
  • Separator systems
  • Rakes, screens, filters
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Chemical-physical processes
  • Biochemical processes
  • Treatment of sludge and residues
  • Sludge draining and consolidation
  • Sludge drying
  • Sludge incineration
  • Sludge utilisation
  • Gas generation and reprocessing
  • Plant construction


3. Water distribution and sewers

  • Pipes/shafts
  • Shafts/special structures/techniques
  • New sewer construction
  • Tunneling method
  • Sewer modernisation
  • Sewer inspection
  • Sewer cleaning
  • Sewer leakage inspections
  • Sewer operation
  • Pumps, lifting tackle
  • Outlets and fittings
  • Fittings/valves
  • Pipeline rehabilitation

4. Coastal protection/flood control

  • Disaster relief/prevention equipment
  • Mobile flood relief
  • Flood prevention


5. Refuse disposal and recycling

  • Refuse collection and transport
  • Vehicles, superstructures
  • Refuse treatment/recycling
  • Thermal treatment (energy recovery, disposal - construction, operation, optimisation, repair & maintenance)
  • Biological treatment, composting/fermentation
  • Landfills
  • Treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
  • Treatment and disposal of infectious medical waste
  • Sweeping machines/equipment
  • Plants and equipment for the recycling and utilisation of raw materials
  • Animal carcass destruction
  • General purpose equipment, devices and accessories
  • Accident prevention and safety

6. Generating energy from waste materials

  • Biogas plants, components
  • Substrate processing, transport and feed systems
  • Gas transport and treatment
  • Gas utilisation
  • Treatment of fermentation waste materials
  • Biomass logistics


7. Street cleaning, maintenance and winter road services

  • Street cleaning and maintenance services
  • Winter road services

8. Decontamination of old sites/soil treatment

  • Registration, evaluating and monitoring contaminated soil, groundwater and buildings
  • Treatment of contaminated soil
  • Treatment of contaminated groundwater

9. Flue-gas scrubbing and air extraction/air-pollution abatement

  • Separation of fluids and solid matter
  • Separation of harmful gasses
  • Waste-gas detoxification
  • Biological exhaust gas purification
  • Other equipment and accessories

10. Noise reduction/sound insulation

11. Measuring, control and laboratory technology

  • Measuring technology
  • Analysis/laboratory technology\
  • Control technology
  • Process technology for water, sewage, refuse and air

12. Services

  • Disposal services
  • Water-supply and sewage-disposal services
  • Engineering services, environmental management, eco-auditing
  • Financing
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Analysis laboratories
  • Trade associations and institutions
  • Aid organisations

13. Science, research, technology transfer

  • Research institutes/universities
  • Specialty publishers, trade literature, databases
  • Education and training


IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 supports you with the “Your key to trade fair success” programme in order for you to fully take advantage of your trade fair participation.

The “Your key to trade fair success” programme supports you with extensive trade fair “know how” by offering an online training course, a handbook for your trade fair planning as well as examples and checklists. Furthermore, this package of measures offers you practical support such as helpful tools and services as well as information on how to implement the important steps into your trade fair preparation, realisation and follow-up.

We are offering the majority of services as free of charge to you as an exhibitor of IFAT ENTSORGA 2012.


IFAT ENTSORGA revolves around state-of-the-art know-how—just one of the reasons it is so popular among visitors. As a result, it offers you a number of opportunities to network at the international level. Whether it comes to comparing specific interests, discovering new contacts or establishing promising business ties: this is the place to discuss everything with everyone.

Thanks to its unique programme of supporting events, IFAT ENTSORGA is a trade fair of opinions, findings, experiences and visions. The forums are platforms for company presentations, panel discussions, country specials, technical discussions and special events. Trade associations and manufacturers will hold practice-oriented live demonstrations of machines and systems at the open-air site.

The thing that makes the events programme so impressive is the extraordinarily wide range of topics that it covers. Thanks to experienced professionals, key domestic and international trade associations, government agencies and ministries, IFAT ENTSORGA will be an international industry event again in 2012. This trade fair is like no other event of its kind because it opens up new perspectives and points of view that are groundbreaking for trade-fair participants and market players alike.

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