IFFA The meat-industry summit meeting in 2019

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The new Hall 12 will be used for IFFA for the first time in 2019.
Photo: Messe Frankfurt
The new Hall 12 will be used for IFFA for the first time in 2019.

At IFFA the industry is demonstrating a strong commitment to its leading global trade fair and will make its presentation on substantially more exhibition space than at the last edition of the fair.
Under the motto ‘Meet the Best’, IFFA will once again set the technological benchmarks for the future and show the entire spectrum of products and services for the meat sector – from manufacturing to high-tech.

Numerous renowned companies from Germany and the whole world have already registered to present their latest products and services. The world’s leading trade fair for the sector next opens its doors from 4 to 9 May 2019 when it will once again make Frankfurt am Main the centre of attention for the sector.

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt: “Together with the industry, we are looking forward to a fantastic IFFA 2019 – all the signs point to further growth.”

Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to welcoming more than 1,000 exhibitors from around 50 countries. On around 119,000 square metres of exhibition space (gross) – eight percent more than at the last IFFA – manufacturers will present innovative technologies, trends and future-oriented solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain, from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing and refining, to packaging and sales. Over 60,000 trade visitors from 140 countries are expected.

Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, the conceptual partner of IFFA: “For machinery manufacturers, IFFA is the most important international platform. Its clear positioning enables exhibitors and visitors from all over the world to prepare efficiently, to obtain a comprehensive overview and, therefore, to achieve a future-oriented trade-fair experience.”

Optimised layout with the new Hall 12

Built to the highest and most modern standards, the new Hall 12 will be used for IFFA for the first time in 2019. The result is a circular route that links all IFFA halls with each other and enables visitors to obtain a rapid overview of the entire spectrum on show within a minimum of walking. To this end, the exhibitors and their products are arranged along the main process stages of the meat industry.

The top themes at IFFA 2019

IFFA is the venue for showing and discussing everything that drives the sector at present and the subjects that point the way to the future. In 2019, the focus of the programme and the exchange of expert opinion will be on the top themes of ‘optimised production’, ‘resource efficiency’, ‘food safety’ and ‘food trends’.

Optimised production is a constantly recurring topic. Companies of the meat and food industry can save time and costs through perfectly coordinated production processes. When it comes to new purchases, the focus is increasingly on overall plant effectiveness. However, existing systems often have hidden potential that needs to be exploited. The discussion about resource efficiency offers a variety of ways to cut costs. There are already many technical solutions aimed at making the most efficient use of energy, water and raw materials. In the case of packaging, the spotlight is on saving materials.

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