Lefa Basel

| The industry meeting point for the Swiss food processing industry

Lefa, short for "Lebensmittel-Fachmesse" or "Food Trade Fair" in English, is a significant industry meeting point for the food processing sector in Switzerland. This trade fair occurs biennially in November, concurrently with the prestigious Igeho (International Gastronomy and Hospitality Exhibition) in Basel. Launched by the MCH Group AG, Lefa shines as a highlight in the Swiss trade fair calendar, representing an innovative and sustainable B2B platform tailored specifically to the needs and challenges of the food industry..

Evolving from the former Mefa (Trade Fair for the Meat Industry), Lefa expands Igeho's offerings by encompassing the upstream value chain of the food processing industry. This evolution responds to market developments demanding a representative and relevant industry platform. The focus is on shaping the sector in a forward-thinking and sustainable manner, bringing together gastronomic suppliers and professionals from related fields.

The fair targets industry professionals and decision-makers from various segments of the food industry, including meat processing, bakeries, confectioneries, cheese and dairy processing plants, beverage producers, and convenience food suppliers. The comprehensive range of exhibitors includes food products, machinery and equipment, as well as solutions for supply chain management, logistics, safety, and laboratory technology. Special attention is paid to sustainability, with an emphasis on eco-friendly packaging solutions, and the ongoing digitalization of the industry.

The event takes place at the MCH Messe Basel exhibition center, one of Switzerland's largest and most modern fairgrounds. The Basel exhibition halls offer ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors, boasting excellent infrastructure and a strategically advantageous location in the heart of Europe. By blending tradition and innovation, Lefa forms a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and business development, thereby setting new benchmarks in the Swiss food industry.

The Lefa in Basel took place from Saturday, 18. November to Wednesday, 22. November 2023.

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Local time:
16:31 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

MCH Messe Basel,
Messeplatz, CH-4005 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG
CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
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Past editions:
  • 18. - 22. November 2023
  • 18. - 22. November 2017
  • 21. - 25. November 2015

Fair location:

MCH Messe Basel,
Messeplatz, CH-4005 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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Product groups: digitization, Food processing machines, logistics solutions, packaging solutions, supply chain management, …

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 Lefa taking place?
The Lefa fair takes place in Basel, at the MCH Messe Basel.

When is the Lefa taking place?
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How often does the Lefa take place?
The Lefa takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the Lefa?
The Lefa is an exhibition for Meat Processing, Food and .