GERMANY, Frankfurt IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – is the meeting place for the entire meat sector. This year, Messe Frankfurt expects some 960 exhibitors from around 50 countries, including all market leaders, to present their top innovations at the fair.
In the fully booked-up exhibition halls, they will show new products, technologies and solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain on around 110,000 square metres of exhibition space. In the region of 60,000 trade visitors from over 140 countries are anticipated.
The figures confirm that IFFA is top in terms of both exhibitor and visitor internationality. 57% of the companies taking part as exhibitors in 2013 were headquartered outside Germany.
The top ten exhibitor nations excluding Germany were Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, France, Denmark, Austria, the United Kingdom, China and Poland. With over 400 companies, the biggest exhibitor contingent came from Germany. The proportion of visitors from abroad was 61% in 2013 with trade visitors from the industry, retail trade and butchers’ trade taking advantage of the broad range of products and services at IFFA. Roughly one in two foreign visitors came from Europe. After Germany, the top ten visitor nations included the Russian Federation, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Austria, the USA, Switzerland and China.
IFFA is characterised by a multi-faceted complementary programme of events that spotlights the latest developments in the sector. Expert lectures with best-practice examples, special shows, panel discussions and competitions give visitors the chance to gather information, enter into discussions and to make new contacts.
+ International Quality Competition for Products in Cans and Jars on Sunday, 8 May
+ International Quality Competition for Sausage Products on Monday, 9 May
+ Grand Award for the Best Sausage on Tuesday, 10 May
+ Butchers’ classes show their skills on Wednesday, 11 May
+ International Quality Competition for Ham on Thursday, 12 May