IFFA 2016 All market leaders to take part
Messe Frankfurt anticipates a final total of around 960 exhibitors from 47 countries. On 110,000 square metres of exhibition space, the companies will present innovative technologies, trends and future-oriented solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain: from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing, to packaging and sales. Around 60,000 trade visitors from 140 countries are expected.
IFFA is also top in terms of exhibitor and visitor internationality with 61% of visitors coming from outside Germany. The figure for exhibitors is similarly high: 57% of the companies taking part are headquartered abroad. After Germany, the best represented visitor nations in 2013 were the Russian Federation, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Austria, the USA, Switzerland and China. The largest national groups of exhibitors came from Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, the USA, France, Denmark, Austria, Great Britain, China and Poland.
Introduced at IFFA 2013, the restructured and enlarged layout with the inclusion of Hall 11 for the first time was a great success. This arrangement will be kept for the coming IFFA, so that the complete range of machinery and plant will be located in the western section of the Exhibition Centre, in Halls 8, 9 and 11.
On both levels of Hall 11, key players from the packaging, supply facilities and measuring and weighing technology segments will present their innovations. Additionally, exhibitors from the processing / cutting segment will also take part in Hall 11.1.
The leading manufacturers from the slaughtering, dismembering and processing segment are located in Halls 9.0 and 9.1. In Hall 8, the focus is on processing while, in Hall 4.1, the spotlight is on ‘Sales – everything for butchers’ shops’ and packaging materials. A floor below, in Hall 4.0, visitors will find top suppliers from home and abroad for ingredients, spices, additives and casings.
New at IFFA 2016 will be “IFFA Talk”, a panel discussion with prominent guest, which will be held on the evening of the first day, 7 May. The focus of the discussion will be on the most important impressions of the first day of the fair. IFFA Talk is aimed at all exhibitors and visitors and is free of charge. The panel discussion will be followed by the IFFA gala evening with awards ceremony and gala dinner. Also new is the “IFFA Forum”, which will generate impulses revolving around subjects from the fields of economics, technology and development throughout the six days of the sector’s leading trade fair.