IFAT 2026

Public services Cleaning Water technologies Waste disposal Environmental protection
04 May 2026 - 08 May 2026
Messe Munich Munich, Germany
Messegelände
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Organiser:Messe München GmbH
Founded:1966
Frequency: every 2 years
Next Edition:IFAT 2028 
Sectors: Public services | Cleaning | Water technologies | Waste disposal | Environmental protection
Website:IFAT official website
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Looking for the latest in environmental technology? Don’t miss IFAT Munich’s next edition in 2026, setting the stage for sustainable solutions in waste, raw materials, and environmental technology. Mark your calendars – it runs from May 4th to 8th, 2026 when Messe Munich will become a key centre for innovation in sustainability during the event

IFAT 2026 ignites advancements in two key areas: Water & Wastewater Management and Waste & Resource Recovery. Over 3,300 exhibitors showcase cutting-edge solutions for environmental and climate protection, emphasizing technologies that drive a circular economy. Expect a high-powered audience, including international policymakers and investors, to forge valuable connections and business deals on the show floor.

Complementing the sustainability focus, IFAT 2026 offers a robust supporting program throughout the five days. Live outdoor demonstrations will equip attendees with practical knowledge, ensuring they leave with actionable insights and a deeper understanding of the industry.

For assistance in finding accommodation in Munich during IFAT 2026, ExpoBeds offers a selection of hotel options tailored to your needs. Our expert travel agents are equipped to provide you with an extensive list of properties near the Messe Munich matching your budget and group size requirements. Receive your free personalised IFAT 2026 hotel offer today. 

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IFAT is the leading trade fair for environmental protection, city planning, recycling, water and waste management, irrigation and sewage. It takes place every 2 years at Messe Munich. In addition, IFAT has a large international network for environmental expertise and solutions, with subsidiary events held in 5 other countries.

Who can you meet there

The IFAT expo offers innovative environmental technologies for the automobile, building, chemical, F&B and pharmaceutical industries. To companies operating in the related segments, this means additional opportunities - forming intersectoral collaborations or observing which innovations are sought by the competition. During the dates of IFAT, Messe Munich becomes the place where public institutions, associations, universities and journalists meet the business - from multinational enterprises and medium-sized companies to small family-owned businesses and start-ups.

Past editions

What makes it special

The intense expertise exchange during IFAT is not to be missed by professionals willing to stay ahead of the curve. It holds so much promise – more exhibitors will partake in the expo, new companies and projects will be presented, progressive technologies and processes will be demonstrated live. The demonstrations will include innovations in drinking water treatment, soil collapse protection, etc. IFAT Munich will provide answers to questions regarding the market as well as information on best practices, changes to legislation and other crucial developments.

Quick info

Organiser:Messe München GmbH
Founded:1966
Frequency: every 2 years
Next Edition:IFAT 2028 
Sectors: Public services | Cleaning | Water technologies | Waste disposal | Environmental protection
Website:IFAT official website
Report error

Important facts

  • 3,300+ exhibitors
  • 141,000+ visitors
  • focus on more efficient water and waste management, recycling of plastics and more sustainable use of resources
  • IFAT events in China, India, South Africa, Turkey and Brazil

Next editions

IFAT 2028

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Messe Munich

Messegelände, Munich, Germany
Coordinates: 48.1362 , 11.69626
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