8 May 2024

The Biggest Trade Fairs to Look Out for in May 2024

The Biggest Trade Fairs to Look Out for in May 2024

Interzoo 2024: May 7th – 10th; Nuremberg, Germany

Since its inception in 1953, Interzoo has solidified its position as the definitive market for the global pet industry, showcasing a diverse array of pet products, grooming aids and accessories for pets of all kinds. From pet food to grooming aids, accessories for four-legged pets to ornamental fish and terrarium animals, Interzoo covers a wide spectrum of products for pets and pet owners alike as presented by over 1,300 international exhibitors from 60+ countries. In recent years, segments for equestrian sports, sport fishing and gifts have gained popularity, resulting in editions bringing in more than 28,000 international trade visitors from 126 countries. Additionally, visitors can explore equipment and machinery for pet food technology, shop fittings, and packaging.

The Academy Sessions at Interzoo offer valuable insights into trends and developments within the pet supplies industry. Customised conferences focus on regional and country-specific market developments, marketing trends and sustainability issues. Speakers provide in-depth presentations in English and offer attendees the opportunity to network and engage in discussions.

Interzoo is a dynamic platform where industry professionals come together to explore innovations, exchange ideas and shape the future of the pet industry. Join us at Interzoo and be part of the exciting journey ahead!

Picture: WZF GmbH / Thomas Geiger

Pferd Wels 2024: May 9th – 12th; Wels, Austria

Pferd Wels, the famous international trade fair for horses and riding, is a significant event for the equestrian community in Austria. With a tradition spanning over three decades, the fair gathers national and international exhibitors and breeders to showcase the very best of horse breeds, horse health, and horse products in Wels. A total of 400 horses are brought to the exhibition centre to an audience that regularly exceeds 49,000 people.

Pferd Wels presents a wide range of products catering to every need of equestrian enthusiasts, including riding clothes, saddles, nutritional products, horse breeding, and even dog accessories. It's an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to explore the latest trends and gain a better understanding of the industry today. The fair features an extensive program that includes horse shows, demonstrations, national show jumping competitions, training sessions and equestrian sports demonstrations. Pferd Wels also educates horse enthusiasts on horse care, riding techniques, and other aspects of equestrian sports.

One highlight is the AWÖ horses of the future, where Austrian breeders present a collection of noble young horses available for purchase. Another must-see event is the Night of the Horse, Europe's best horse show, featuring a perfect mix of acrobatics, stunt acts, classical horsemanship, liberty dressage, show acts, and comedy.

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IFAT 2024: May 13th – 17th; Munich, Germany

IFAT, the international trade fair for environmental technology, has been at the forefront of the industry since its inception in 1966 in Munich. Held every two years, each edition of IFAT grows in size and scope, showcasing the latest innovations in industrial waste management, power generation, pump control valves, air purification, soil treatment, stormwater collection technology, and so much more. Recent editions have hit remarkable performance benchmarks – over 3300 international exhibitors, 142,000+ international trade visitors, 162 countries in total.

IFAT offers attendees everything they need to succeed in their sector through targeted sales leads, high-quality networking, product launches and access to key players on an international level in both business and politics. Attendees stay informed on key issues through numerous lectures and conferences, but there's also a practical aspect to the trade fair. IFAT boasts an outdoor exhibition area dominated by large machinery, with live demonstrations throughout the event showcasing car recycling, pipe fitting challenges, the crushing zone, and sustainable road and sewer construction.

IFAT also hosts solution tours with 23 tours organised around themes like "Future of water—access and quality," "Sustainable cities and municipalities," and "Intelligent drives and zero emissions."

Picture: IFAT

ANGA COM 2024: May 14th – 16th; Cologne, Germany

ANGA COM 2024, held annually at Koelnmesse in Cologne, is one of the most influential events for telecommunications and media. It’s the biggest meeting point for the tech sector in Germany within broadcast and media as editions pull in20,000 international trade visitors from 83 countries.

At the heart of ANGA COM is its high-power conference, spanning three days, where top experts and decision-makers chart the future for the sector and provide useful insights into technical innovation. Panels cover topics ranging from strategy and regulation to the latest trends in digitalisation, media, content, fiber optics, and more.

The conference features the Digitalization Summit, the Media Summit, the Content Summit, the Fiber Summit, and the English-language International CTO Summit. Organisers spare no effort in featuring only the top names in the industry, including board members and managing directors of telecommunications and media giants like Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefonica, and more.

Picture: ANGA COM

Automechanika Istanbul 2024: May 23rd – 26th; Istanbul, Türkiye

Automechanika Istanbul 2024 serves as a vital platform for industry players to meet, connect and explore the latest advancements in the automotive sector. As part of the Automechanika family of events, Automechanika Istanbul is quickly building a dedicated community. The trade fair brings together the entire automotive aftermarket value chain, showcasing a diverse array of products and services. From workshop equipment, tuning and car washes to electronic components, automotive parts and maintenance supplies, attendees are treated to a comprehensive showcase of industry innovations as shown by 825 international exhibitors.

One of the highlights of the event is the newly added segment, "E-Mobility and Future Technologies," which offers insights into the future of mobility. As the automotive industry pivots towards energy-efficient and green transportation modes, the rise of e-mobility takes center stage. The E-Mobility zone is dedicated to showcasing the latest technological advancements and solutions in mobility and logistics.

For those looking to deepen their understanding of specific areas of expertise, the Automechanika Academy is the go-to destination. Featuring informative seminars, workshops, and trainings led by domestic and international experts, the Academy offers invaluable insights for professionals working in R&D, design, and production.

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