The leading international trade fair for the meat industry
As the sector’s foremost innovation platform, IFFA brings together all players from the industry, retail trade and butcher's trade in Frankfurt am Main. Thanks to its clear focus, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector is unrivalled: everything revolves around the most valuable of all foodstuffs – meat.
Messe Frankfurt and the IFFA team continue to offer you the customary high level of service, and can be reached either by phone or email at their home office. We are working on the planning of IFFA from 14 to 19 May 2022 and look forward to seeing you again in May 2022.
This is IFFA
The focus of IFFA is on innovative solutions for the safe, efficient and economic processing and packaging of meat and meat products. IFFA is where numerous products are launched to an audience of trade visitors from around the world. There, solutions can be found for all requirements and for companies of all sizes, from artisan butchers’ and small-to-medium sized companies to international corporations. Held every three years, IFFA sets the pace of innovation and generates new impulses for the whole sector.More about IFFA
Save the Date IFFA 2022
Take a look back at the fascinating IFFA 2019. See machines in operation, trade visitors and exhibitors in discussion, experts holding lectures, young butchers competing against each other, and much more.
The sector’s top themes
Optimised production, resource efficiency, food safety and digital solutions are challenges facing both artisans and the industry. Read more about the latest top themes from the sector.To the top themes
IFFA 2019 – where tradition meets high tech
For six days, IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – showed how the sector can get fit for the future. From the smart meat factory, packaging trends and food safety, via clean labelling, to the growing expectations on meat quality, IFFA exhibitors provided answers to the demands of the meat-processing industry and the butchers’ trade. And this against the background of an excellent investment climate.
70 years of IFFA – a magnet for the meat industry
The origins of IFFA go back to 1949 when, as part of a conference of the Butchers' Association of the US Zone in Frankfurt am Main, an accompanying butchers' exhibition was organised. Messe- und Ausstellungs-GmbH of Frankfurt am Main was commissioned to hold it.Read more about the growth of IFFA over the last decades