IFAT Entsorga 2012 Sets New Attendance Record

Munich Trade Show attracted 125,000 visitors and 3,000 exhibitors.

May 22, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Messe München International, the organizers of IFAT Entsorga 2012, have reported that the trade show set a record this year with about 125,000 visitors. In 2010, the trade fair attracted slightly less than 110,000 attendees.

Messe München adds that the IFAT Entsorga show featured approximately 3,000 exhibitors from 54 countries.

Some 16,000 delegates participated in the conference programme portion of the show, which included nearly 320 presentations and discussions. Topics included mega cities, water management, phosphorous recycling from sewage sludge, the Life-Cycle Resource Management Act and waste-to-energy.

Messe München also reported that this year’s mobile phone collection campaign generated significant interest from attendees. The collected mobile phones will be recycled by the German company Remondis Co with the proceeds being donated to a water foundation, Messe München said.

The next IFAT Entsorga trade fair and conference is scheduled for May 5-9, 2014, in Munich, Germany. The five-day event is considered the largest event focusing on water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.