IFAT Munich

04. - 08. May 2026 | World's leading trade fair for water, wastewater, waste and raw materials management

The IFAT Munich, a leading international trade fair for water, wastewater, waste, and raw materials management, is organized by Messe München GmbH. Since its inception in 1966, it has established itself as an indispensable meeting point for the industry and has been held biennially since 2010; previously, it was held every three years. The event attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world who are looking for the latest innovations and proven solutions in environmental technology and sustainability..

IFAT has proven its significance not only locally but globally and has branches in China, India, Eurasia, and Africa. These international fairs reflect the successful concept of the main event and expand its reach beyond European borders.

Companies from all over the world present their latest products, services, and technologies at the fair. These range from wastewater treatment and air purification to drainage and soil treatment technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on forward-looking environmental technology to meet global challenges such as industrial expansion and resource exploitation.

IFAT also serves as an important information and communication platform. An extensive program of forums, country specials, expert discussions, and special events highlights the latest trends and developments in the industry. Practical live demonstrations in the outdoor area allow visitors to directly experience the functionality and effectiveness of the technologies.

The venue, Messe München, with its modern infrastructure, numerous halls, and spacious outdoor areas, provides ideal conditions for hosting such a large-scale event.

Overall, IFAT Munich plays a central role in the global dialogue on sustainability and environmental protection and presents itself not only as a trade fair but as a comprehensive exhibition of environmental technologies and solutions.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 5 days of the fair, from 30. May to 03. June 2022, about 2984 exhibitors from 59 countries and 119946 visitors from 155 countries on the IFAT in Munich.

The IFAT will take place on 5 days from Monday, 04. May to Friday, 08. May 2026 in Munich.

In 687 days
04.05.2026 - 08.05.2026*
Monday - Friday, 5 days
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Fair location:

Messe München,
Messegelände, 81823 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


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81823 Munich, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 13. - 17. May 2024
  • 30 May. - 03 Jun. 2022
    • 2984 exhibitors from 59 countries
    • 119946 visitors
  • 14. - 18. May 2018
    • 3305 exhibitors from 58 countries
    • 142472 visitors
  • 30 May. - 03 Jun. 2016
    • 3097 exhibitors from 59 countries
    • 136885 visitors
  • 05. - 09. May 2014
    • 3081 exhibitors from 59 countries
    • 135288 visitors
  • 07. - 11. May 2012
    • 2939 exhibitors
    • 124200 visitors
  • 13. - 17. September 2010
    • 2730 exhibitors
    • 109589 visitors

Fair location:

Messe München,
Messegelände, 81823 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


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Product groups: air purification, control equipment, drainage engineering, drainage engineering, emissions control, flood control, industrial dust control technology, industrial waste management, laboratory equipment, measurement equipment, membranes, power generation, pump control valves, road maintenance equipment, soil treatment, storm water collection technology, street cleaning machines, waste management, waste remediation, waste treatment, wastewater treatment, water supply engineering, water treatment, water treatment plants, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the IFAT taking place?
The IFAT fair takes place in Munich, at the Messe München.

When is the IFAT taking place?
Visit the IFAT from 04. - 08. May 2026.

How often does the IFAT take place?
The IFAT takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the IFAT?
The IFAT is an exhibition for Sewage Technology, Waste Management and Water Management.