Record Number of Exhibitors Slated for IFAT ENTSORGA 2010

Still a few weeks away, IFAT ENTSORGA 2010 in Munich runs Sept. 13-17, but as of July, the fair is already reporting an extremely large number of exhibitors: More than 2,620 companies from more than 44 countries have already registered for the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. That is an increase compared to the last time that the fair was held (2,605 exhibitors from 41 countries), even at this early point in time. Now it is also clear that IFAT ENTSORGA will occupy one more hall than IFAT 2008.

The response, especially among foreign exhibitors, who currently account for 37 percent of exhibitors (compared to 33 percent in 2008), has been particularly positive. This trend is also confirmed by demand for joint stands for contingents of international exhibitors: So far 14 countries including Austria, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Korea, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States have registered joint exhibits at IFAT ENTSORGA – not to mention several joint exhibits from organizations in Germany.

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Like the 2008 fair, there will also be a joint exhibit sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). Twelve new and innovative companies will present their products and technologies to a broad-based audience of industry professionals on a good 250 sq m of exhibition space.

For the second time, the so-called Research & Education Area will also be part of the fair. Twenty-four colleges and universities will present their innovations and research results on some 400 sq m of exhibition space.

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In 2008, IFAT set a new record for attendance, with 2,605 exhibitors from 41 countries and around 120,000 trade visitors from 170 countries. From 2010 onward, Messe München and the BDE will be holding this event as a cooperation. IFAT will in future take place under the name of IFAT ENTSORGA, World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. The next event takes place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 13 to 17 September 2010. IFAT ENTSORGA is the world’s most important trade fair for innovations, new developments and services in the fields of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.

Messe München International (MMI) is one of the world’s leading trade-fair companies. It organises around 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries. Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in Munich. In addition, MMI organises trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South America. With six subsidiaries abroad – in Europe and in Asia – and with 64 foreign representatives actively serving over 90 countries, MMI has a truly global network. Environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in all MMI´s operations, at home and abroad.

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For more information on IFAT ENTSORGA, visit www.ifat.de.

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