After best ever figures for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, 2012 IFAT ENTSORGA, Munich, Germany, set a new record with approximately 125,000 visitors (IFAT ENTSORGA 2010: 109,589 visitors). The show took place May 7-11.

Dr Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the IFAT ENTSORGA Advisory Board and Managing Partner of FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG said: “IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 is remarkable for its large visitor numbers – significantly more guests than at the previous trade fair in 2010. The international customer profile also experienced outstanding growth.”
    
Of the 125,000 visitors, approximately 75,000 were domestic with approximately 50,000 from abroad. In addition to Germany, the top 10 visitor countries were – in this order – Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Poland and Spain.

A total of 2,939 exhibitors from 54 countries (2010: 2,730 exhibitors from 49 nations) were presenting on 215,000 sq m (2010:195,000 sq m).
    
A further highlight was again the conference program, as confirmed by the poll conducted by tns infratest: 97 per cent of visitors to the events program scored it “good” to “excellent.” More than 16,000 visitors took part in the approximately 320 lectures and discussions on top topics such as Mega Cities, Water Management, Phosphorus Recycling from Sewage Sludge, the Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act or Waste-to-Energy.
     
Internationality, quality, solutions – IFAT ENTSORGA is the industry “must” in every respect: 91 per cent of exhibiting companies scored the flagship quality of the most important trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management “good” to “excellent.”

The next IFAT ENTSORGA will take place from May 5 to 9, 2014. For more information, visit www.ifat.de