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Exhibition grounds - the new IFFA

The new Hall 12 has been completed and is set to change the look of IFFA permanently. This year, the No. 1 for the meat industry moves completely to the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre with an optimum setting for both exhibitors and visitors. The result is a circular tour linking Halls 8, 9, 11 and 12.

IFFA Fairground 2019

IFFA Fairground 2019

Fair entrance

Via Mobile

IFFA occupies the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. For the fastest ways to the exhibition stands, you can use the following entrances:

  • Entrance "Torhaus" - with the S-Bahn trains (S3, S4, S5 and S6)
  • Entrance Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage- with the underground line 4 and tram lines 16 and 17
  • Entrance "Portalhaus" - Shuttle bus from Rebstock car park or taxi
  • Entrance "Galleria" - Shuttle bus from Rebstock car park or taxi

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, IFFA Director, in an interview on the new IFFA layout

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, IFFA Director

Mr. Schmid-Wiedersheim, the IFFA has got a new face. What is behind it?

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim: "Since IFFA 2016 some things have changed: Messe Frankfurt has made considerable investment in the Fair and Exhibition Centre and in its infrastructure, which will benefit IFFA 2019. Last year we started up a new, highly modern hall – Hall 12. This increase in space means, on the one hand, we were able to accommodate the whole portfolio of the fair in the western section of the Fair and Exhibition Centre, and on the other to satisfy individual exhibitors' wishes for an increase in exhibition space. Now a walkway has been created, linking Halls 8, 9, 11 and 12 in a circle. Thanks to the roofed-over Via Mobile, visitors to the fair can move across the Fair and Exhibition Centre conveniently, and with dry feet."

What has now changed for the visitor, compared with IFFA 2016?

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim: "Over the last three years we have been able to undertake some new developments. Visitors will experience this at various quite different places, for example when touring the fair through our modern, light-filled halls, when eating in one of the new restaurants, on the short routes between two appointments, or when they use the fast WLAN. Last but not least, we have been able to rearrange the exhibition areas and to merge some related product categories."

Are there also any new developments in orientation at the Fair and Exhibition Centre?

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim: "Yes, of course. At IFFA 2019, for instance, we shall be offering guided tours around the focal themes of the fair for the first time: packaging, food safety, process optimisation, digital solutions, butcher’s trade, sales and ingredients. In this way a visitor to the fair will obtain a rapid overview of the highlights and innovations in which he will be interested. Along with all this, the latest version of the event app will offer numerous new features, such as a reminder list which can be arranged by halls, or an exhibitor entry to which the user can add appointment times and notes. And if your stomach is rumbling at lunchtime, visitors will find the sort of food service they want via the catering link. I can only recommend all visitors to the fair to try out the app for themselves."  

Latest addition – Hall 12

The new Hall 12 has 33,600 square metres of exhibition space on two levels, as well as four catering areas, direct access to the Portalhaus and Torhaus entrances and parking for 800 cars. With its fascinating architecture and spectacular foyers, it is a highlight in the southern section of the exhibition centre.

Impressions of Hall 12

Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt / Valentin)
Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt / Valentin)
Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt / Valentin)
Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt / Valentin)
Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt / Valentin)
Halle 12 (Quelle: Messe Frankfurt)

Film to Hall 12

Restaurants, Snack- and Coffee Bars


Looking for a place where you can have a little break from the hustle and bustle of the trade fair? Here, you can find an overview of all the restaurants, markets, snack bars and café bars on the exhibition centre site.

Restaurants, Snack- and Coffee Bars

Information counters

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“Where can I find a specific exhibitor? Which exhibitors have got the most wanted products in stock? Which lectures and special events are on, here on the exhibition grounds?” Lots and lots of questions which are answered at our numerous informationpoints. Using our visitor information system which is updated permanently, our friendly hostesses and hosts are at your service. Even lost and found objects are entered promptly. In case you lost sight of fellow travelled persons, just leave a message under the topic “Meetingpoint”.



The Messe Frankfurt Kindergarten caters perfectly for little trade-fair visitors aged three and older. Two kindergarten teachers look after a maximum of 20 children in the 180 m² facility. Parents with babies can also retire to this child-oriented setting and breastfeed, change the diaper or prepare the baby food.

During the spring fairs, this free service is available within the regular hours of opening. You will find the Kindergarten at the Torhaus, Level 1.


Prayer Room during IFFA

Catholic pastoral care

The Trade Fair Chaplaincy is offerd by the Catholic City Church of Frankfurt and is supported by the Diocese of Limburg. The church center is located in Torhaus level 4.

Muslim prayer room

During the trade fair opening hours you will find the Muslim prayer room in Hall 10.4.

Take part in IFFA now

For exhibitors

All information about your presentation at IFFA.

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For visitors

Tips for arrival, stay or opening times can be found here.

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For journalists

Here you will find your contacts as well as press texts and photos for download.

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