IFFA, the No. 1 show for the meat industry, will open its doors from May 4-9 2019, when Frankfurt am Main will again become the focal point for the sector. Exhibition space equivalent to 95 percent of that available at the previous event has already been booked and numerous well-known companies from all over the world have indicated their intention to attend.

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, said, “We are delighted by this strong support from the sector for its leading trade fair and are working flat out on IFFA 2019, which is on course to break all records and to set the trends for the coming years. The entire spectrum of the meat industry exhibits here, from manufacturing to high-tech.”

On a three-yearly cycle, IFFA brings together all the players in the international meat industry. It is the sector’s global platform for innovation. Only at IFFA can visitors get experience of the entire meat-processing chain, which is responsible for one of our most valuable foodstuffs.

Optimized hall concept includes the new Hall 12
The new Exhibition Hall 12 will be used for the first time to house IFFA 2019. The hall provides 33,600 square meters of exhibition space over 2 levels and embodies the very latest standards. As a result, IFFA will be bigger, more modern and more clearly laid out – with a circuit that offers less far to walk and a rapid overview of the entire range of products and services on offer. Exhibitors and products are arranged in accordance with the key stages in the meat industry’s process chain, from slaughter and cutting to processing, packaging and selling.

A look back at IFFA 2016
The last edition of IFFA in 2016 confirmed its leading position within the sector. Over 63,000 visitors from 143 countries attended the trade fair. With a figure around 66 percent, IFFA achieved its highest number of international visitors ever. The top 10 visitor nations outside Germany included the Russian Federation, Spain, Poland, Italy, The Netherlands, China, The USA, Austria, Australia and Ukraine. And in terms of exhibitors, too, IFFA 2016 was able to report a record level of participation, with 1,027 companies attending. These firms came from 51 countries and presented their innovations over a gross exhibition area of 110,000 square metres. According to a survey conducted by Messe Frankfurt, both exhibitors and visitors rated their participation in the show as extremely positive. 97 per cent of the visitors indicated that they had achieved their objectives for their visit to the show. On the exhibitors’ side, 81 percent had reached their target visitor groups.

You can find more information about IFFA at: www.iffa.com.

Source: Messe Frankfurt