IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 breaks all records

MachinesEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2012

More visitors, more exhibitors, more exhibition space

After best ever figures for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, IFAT ENTSORGA set a new record with approximately 125,000 visitors (IFAT ENTSORGA 2010: 109,589 visitors). Dr Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the IFAT ENTSORGA Advisory Board and Managing Partner of FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG said: "IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 is remarkable for its large visitor numbers - significantly more guests than at the previous trade fair in 2010. The international customer profile also experienced outstanding growth."

Of the 125,000 visitors, approximately 75,000 were domestic with a good 50,000 from abroad. In addition to Germany, the top ten visitor countries were - in this order - Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Poland and Spain. Georg Huber, Chief Executive Officer of HUBER SE, confirmed that "IFAT ENTSORGA is the most important trade fair in the world. The trade fair turned in yet another impressive performance in 2012 in terms of its diverse international profile and very good visitor numbers."

A total of 2,939 exhibitors from 54 countries (2010: 2,730 exhibitors from 49 nations) were presenting on 215,000 square meters (2010:195,000 square meters) from May 7 to 11, 2012 in Munich.

A further highlight was again the conference program, as confirmed by the poll conducted by tns infratest: 97 per cent of visitors to the events program scored it "good" to "excellent". More than 16,000 visitors took part in the approximately 320 lectures and discussions on top topics such as Mega Cities, Water Management, Phosphorus Recycling from Sewage Sludge, the Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act or Waste-to-Energy.

Internationality, quality, solutions - IFAT ENTSORGA is the industry "must" in every respect: 91 per cent of exhibiting companies scored the flagship quality of the most important trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management "good" to "excellent". Josef Heissenberger, Chairman of the Board of Komptech, Austria: "IFAT ENTSORGA is the only internationally important trade fair in the recycling technology arena. As such, the public’s international credentials were also top notch and our stand was very well attended." Joachim Foerderer, CEO of Passavant-Geiger added: "For Passavant-Geiger, IFAT ENTSORGA again proved to be an ideal platform for our sales activities. Our appearance again confirmed our belief that this trade fair has retained its position as the world’s leading trade fair."

The next IFAT ENTSORGA will take place from May 5 to 9, 2014.

Keywords: IFAT ENTSORGA, 2012