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IFFA

IFFA

Frankfurt am Main ,Germany
Industry
Industry:
Food Processing, Packaging Industry
Organizer
Organizer :
Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Event website
Event website :
IFFA
Frequency
Frequency:
3 years

Covid-19 Update for the Event

The 2025 edition of IFFA will push through without change or delay from 03.05.2025 to 08.05.2025 at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. Currently, Germany does not have ongoing Covid-19 domestic restrictions in place. This is due to their removal in April 2022. Attendees will be highly encouraged to follow recommendations such as wearing surgical masks during congestion situations. Because of the current travel restrictions, attendees will have to show the 3G admittance documents upon arrival in Germany.

Introduction

IFFA has always seen a benchmark event for the meat industry ever since its inception in 1949 – the international exhibition oversees best practices and technical breakthroughs across the entire processing chain from slaughter to packaging. This places IFFA as a central drive for innovation and modernization, which naturally has transformed the exhibition into a natural meeting point between supply and demand.

Today the product portfolio extends to processing, slaughtering and dismembering equipment, transport and storage systems, refrigeration technology, automation technology, supply facilities, cleaning equipment, hygiene and occupational safety, IT solutions, measuring and weighing equipment, ingredients, spices, additives, casings, cutting and packing materials.

Logistics

IFFA enjoys special attention from industry insiders, because it’s one of the lesser frequent events for the meat sector. Editions are organised on a three-year basis and usually fall somewhere around late spring in May. What they compensate with is a longer program as editions run for six days in total.

Messe Frankfurt doubles its responsibility as the official organiser of IFFA and the venue. Only trade visitors are admitted and working hours are from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon. Only the last day makes an exception with a closing time of 17:00 pm. Messe Frankfurt makes it really easy to reach whether you choose to drive or want to use public transport. Whether you choose tram, the suburban train system or the metro, you’re sure to arrive there in no time!

What Can You Expect as an Exhibitor?

  • You will hear this time and time again, IFFA is where tradition meets high tech – the event is a generator of new technology and also a major community for all the major actors in a broad stretch of territory within Europe and beyond;
  • Digitalisation and automation are some of the big trends that are reshaping the landscape, which creates new niches and opens up interest in new products and solutions – the perfect opportunity to drum interest in your catalogue;
  • Opportunity to stay in step with the time and receive attention from the industry as IFFA organises a series of highly regarded guided tours called the IFFA Discovery Tours.

Audience & Statistics

IFFA enjoys support from several industry organisations within Germany, but the biggest are the DFV (German Butcher’s Association) and VDMA (German Mechanical Engineer Association). Together they ensure that the exhibition is a natural choice for experts, thought leaders and others involved in the meat sector to attend.

The results have been more than satisfactory with some 1000 exhibitors and over 67,000 trade visitors in attendance. The audience is comprised of professionals from all corporate levels and backgrounds with the inclusion of butchers’ trade, food retail trade, wholesalers, importers and exporters, food and the semi-luxuries industry.

You’re not going to be disappointed with the level of international guests as roughly 70% of all visitors are from outside Germany and together they represent the whole of Europe, Northern America and some parts of Asia. This is more than enough opportunity to meet new buyers and break into new markets.

Accommodation

Because of the huge interest in IFFA, you shouldn’t delay booking a hotel room and you need to approach an experienced team to help you locate the perfect hotels in Frankfurt. Trade Fair Trips ltd is exactly that team! Throughout the years, our reservations agents have created tailor-made offers to visitors all over the world and we know our way around Frankfurt.

Book hotels for IFFA that are in your ideal price range, offer connections to public transport and are in a stellar location. We make it a point to book hotels near Messe Frankfurt and delight clients with a short commute. This is just the beginning though. You can place reservations for meeting facilities through Trade Fair Trips ltd or completely delegate the installation of your exhibition booth to us!

Previous Renditions

2022

The 2022 edition of IFFA signified the successful restart of the trade fair after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The face-to-face edition occurred between 14.05.2022 and 19.05.2022 in Messe Frankfurt. Due to the improved epidemiological situation in Germany, the venue did not implement strict Covid-19 safety measures, such as the 3G entry policy. IFFA 2022 was a highly international edition, as 72% of the trade visitors and 58% of the exhibitors represented foreign countries. On 115, 000 m2 of event space, around 50,000 visitors from 129 nations and 860 exhibitors from 44 countries networked and examined innovations.

 

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How to get to IFFA
On foot
On foot:

From Hauptbahnhof - 20 min

From Fnakfurt Aiport - 35 min with a bike

By car
By car:

From Frankfurt Main Station - 10 min

From Frankfurt Airport - 20 min

By public transport
By public transport:

From HBF S-Bahns with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6 will all get you to Messe Frankfurt for 11 min

From Frankfurt Airport with ICE, S8 or S9 for 35 min to HBF and then S3, S4, S5 or S6 for 11 min

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