Trade fair: Places to be and events to attend
Trade fair

Places to be and events to attend

Messe Frankfurt

Every three years, IFFA presents the top topics of the industry. Meeting place for knowledge transfer and networking: these are the events in the complementary program of IFFA.

Lecture and discussion forums, a live production line, guided tours and craft competitions will address the most important industry topics. The events offer inspiration, product information, experience, expertise and contacts.

IFFA Forum

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt with partners

Location: Hall 12.0 Stand number A11

 This year’s IFFA Forum is all about our exhibitors. Here visitors will find the most important innovations in the areas of automation, digitalization, food safety, sustainability, packaging, ingredients and craftsmanship. In addition, practical application examples provide answers to questions from business, technology and development. Participation in the IFFA Forum is free of charge.

IFFA Factory

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik, Maschinenfabrik Seydelmann, ADM, Viscofan, VDMA, Good Food Institute Europe, ProVeg and BALPro

Location: Hall 11.1 Stand number B90

 The IFFA Factory is a fully assembled production line on which a meat product and a plant-based product are alternately produced on site. Experts moderate the entire process live and provide information on recipes, ingredients and processes. The results can be tasted live on site. In addition, the most important associations for mechanical engineering and alternative proteins will present their range of topics and be available to answer questions. The IFFA Factory is rounded off by an adjoining lecture area on which experts and our partners will hold a top-class program.

Discovery Tours

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt with partners

Location: The tours start at the registration counter in Hall 12, Via Mobile / East Foyer.

 The guided tours of the trade fair, put together by recognized experts, offer inspiration and orientation in the wide range of products on display at IFFA. Several times a day, the tours set out to explore new products and innovative technologies. Each tour focuses on a specialist topic: packaging trends, process innovations, meat alternatives (presented by the Good Food Institute Europe), modern ingredients and trends in the butcher’s trade (presented by the German Butchers‘ Association). Participation in the tours is free of charge.


Organizers: German Butchers' Association, Zentrag, Messe Frankfurt

Place: Hall 12.0

 Meet colleagues, share experiences: The  popular marketplace once again invites  visitors to exchange ideas with industry  colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere every day of the trade fair.

The IFFA Competitions

Organizer: German Butchers‘ Association

Place: Hall 12.0

 The national and international product and quality competitions of the German Butchers' Association will again be one of the highlights. They will take place in the competition area in Hall 12.0.

Here, every specialist butcher's store will be able to measure itself against the international competition with the variety of craftsmanship and the quality of its products.

The following product competitions are fixed: International Quality Competition for Sausages, International Quality Competition for Cans and Jars, Best small sausage – Grand Prix and International Quality Competition for Hams.

Source: Messe Frankfurt


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