GERMANY - IFFA, the leading equipment exhibition for the meat-processing industry, will open its doors in Frankfurt am Main in a year’s time, from 7 to 12 May 2016.
The sector is demonstrating a strong commitment to its leading trade fair: all market and technology leaders have registered to take part and over 80 percent of the exhibition space has already been booked.
Held every three years, IFFA brings together all players from the international meat-processing sector. It is the most important innovation platform for the sector and the only trade fair to focus exclusively on meat processing.
IFFA covers the entire production chain, from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing, to packaging and sales.
Manufacturers from home and abroad develop their innovations with IFFA in mind and present them for the first time to the audience of trade visitors at the fair.
IFFA is a must for the meat-processing industry, the trade and artisans.
The last edition of IFFA in 2013 confirmed the leading position of the fair: 960 companies from 47 countries presented their latest products and innovations to an audience of 60,266 trade visitors from 142 countries on 110,000 square metres of exhibition space in seven halls.
IFFA also achieved outstanding results in terms of both exhibitor and visitor internationality. No less than 61 per cent of visitors came from outside Germany and the proportion was almost as high on the exhibitor side: 57 per cent of companies were based abroad. Messe Frankfurt anticipates similar figures for 2016.
After Germany, the top visitor nations were the Russian Federation, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Austria, the USA, Switzerland and China. The biggest exhibitor contingents came from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, France, Denmark, Austria, Great Britain, China and Poland.
The restructured and enlarged hall layout introduced at IFFA 2013, which incorporated the new Hall 11 for the first time, was a great success.
This arrangement will be retained for the coming IFFA so the complete spectrum of machinery and plant will be on show in the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, in Halls 8, 9 and 11. Ingredients, spices, additives and ‘Sales – everything for butchers’ shops’ will be located in the eastern section, in Hall 4.TheMeatSite News Desk