Successful and emotional: IFFA 2022 exceeds expectations
The global meat and protein industry seized every minute of IFFA from 14 to 19 May: for intensive networking, to see innovations and to do business. Sustainable production, automated processes and digitalisation in all areas of processing, packaging and sales characterized the range of products at the booths. The high interest in alternative proteins also showed the great future and growth potential of this market. Around 50,000 visitors from 129 countries travelled to Frankfurt am Main for the leading international trade fair IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins.
Spirit of optimism ahead of IFFA 2022: New perspectives for the meat and protein industry
The outlook for the meat and protein industry and its suppliers is positive despite difficult underlying conditions. German production of process technology for this sector rose to a peak in 2021, and exports were also at a record level despite the pandemic. The German butchery trade also reports a high willingness to invest. At IFFA in Frankfurt am Main, 860 exhibitors from 44 countries will showcase innovations for processing, packaging and selling meat - and increasingly also alternative proteins.
IFFA: Innovative Packing is eco-friendly, safe and durable
Food packaging, especially for sensitive products made from meat or alternative proteins, must meet a wide range of requirements. Product protection and shelf life are paramount. Changing consumer behavior has contributed to a focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly products in packaging as well. Additional pressure is exerted by increasingly stringent legal requirements. Innovations are therefore aimed at reducing material use, recyclability and packaging made from renewable raw materials. These can be seen at IFFA from May 14 to 19, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.
IFFA 2022: A look into the smart future of meat and protein processing
Shortage of skilled workers, product diversity and consumer behavior that is difficult to assess – the meat and protein industry is facing major challenges. It is therefore all the more important to design the process chain efficiently and economically, in line with the special requirements that the product places on hygiene and quality. Digitization and automation of processes offer possible solutions. Innovative technologies such as AI, robotics and cloud computing open up new opportunities in industrial production.
IFFA – the sector highlight for innovations, trends and encounters
The sector is set to meet at IFFA in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 19 May. Around 900 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be showing their latest products and solutions for processing, packaging and selling meat and alternative sources of protein. The companies are looking forward to personal encounters with their customers and to presenting the complete spectrum of their innovations from the last three years.
Interview with Godo Röben of Balpro on the role of alternative proteins in feeding tomorrow’s world
This year, for the first time, alternative sources of protein will be part of IFFA – Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 19 May. To develop IFFA beyond its focus on the meat industry into a genuine source of new impulses for the efficient industrial production of meat substitutes, Messe Frankfurt has formed new partnerships. One of them is with the German Association for Alternative Sources of Protein (BALPro). Board Member Godo Röben offers a brief overview.
IFFA 2022: Great ideas for the butchers’ trade
Anyone who is successful in the butchers’ trade often combines their expertise for meat and sausages with a purposeful specialisation and invests continuously in their business. From innovative technology, via shop fitting to the latest spice and ingredient trends, IFFA exhibitors offer inspiration and present progressive solutions for all businesses.
Process technology and ingredients: IFFA shows how the production of food from alternative proteins succeeds
Whether from plants, insects or cultivated meat – meat alternatives are increasing in importance. Alternative proteins are therefore one of the top themes at IFFA from 14 to 19 May 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. At least 200 of the around 900 exhibitors will present products for this sector.
Sustainability in the meat industry: a top theme at IFFA 2022
Sustainability is a catalyst for change and innovation in the meat industry. Political requirements and nutrition-conscious consumers are driving producers and manufacturers to act. Additional pressure is being generated by the global debate on climate protection and resource conservation. The meat processing industry is responding to this with technological innovations, but also with fundamental corporate commitments to sustainable solutions.
The IFFA Contactor goes live: exhibitors, products, contacts for IFFA 2022 and beyond
The exhibitor search of the leading trade show IFFA is transforming into a permanent industry search engine for technologies related to the processing and packaging of meat and alternative proteins. Starting with IFFA 2022, the newly named "IFFA Contactor" will provide comprehensive information on all exhibitors and their innovations – all year round and always up to date.
High registration rates for IFFA - the industry is looking forward to its most important live event in 2022
IFFA 2022 remains to be as popular as ever to the industry. The number of exhibiting companies and the amount of space occupied continue the figures of the previous event in 2019. With a proven safety and hygiene concept, Messe Frankfurt offers all participants a safe framework for personal encounters.
The Good Food Institute Europe: New strategic partner of IFFA 2022 in the field of alternative proteins
In many regions of the world, the market for plant-based and cultivated meat is booming. To promote technological advancement and exchange between the meat and alternative protein industries, the Good Food Institute Europe and Messe Frankfurt are entering into a strategic cooperation for IFFA 2022.
Between digitalisation and new food trends: the top themes at IFFA 2022
2022 is IFFA year ̶ the industry is looking forward with great anticipation to its most important meeting place to discuss innovations on the top themes of automation, digitalisation, food safety, sustainability, food trends and individualisation.
The place to be: large number of registrations already received for IFFA 2022
In our interview, IFFA Director Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim discusses the sector’s wish for personal encounters, the reorientation towards alternative proteins and the current registration status for the world’s leading trade fair.
Messe Frankfurt and The Association for Alternative Sources of Protein (BALPro) to cooperate for IFFA 2022
Messe Frankfurt and the Association for Alternative Sources of Protein (BALPro) have agreed a strategic cooperation agreement for IFFA 2022. The collaboration will focus on a specialist and technological exchange of knowledge about the new alternative proteins product segment at the fair.
It’s IFFA time: exhibitor registration now open
Exhibitor registration for IFFA 2022 in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 19 May 2022 opened recently. New is the expansion of the world’s leading trade fair for the meat industry to include alternative proteins. Companies planning to exhibit can still benefit from the early-booking rate until 31 March 2021.
Appetite for more: IFFA 2022 expands its focus
In addition to its traditional focus on meat, IFFA will open up to alternative proteins from 2022. With the new sub-title, ‘Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins’, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector will spotlight the rapid growth of meat alternatives and the manufacturing processes behind and thus offer the global food industry a platform for innovation and networking.
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.
IFFA 2019 is the foremost impulse generator for the global meat industry
IFFA 2019 is opening its doors in Frankfurt am Main with 1,039 exhibitors from 49 countries, including all market leaders, and significantly more exhibition space. The global meat industry meets at its leading trade fair for six days. The sector anticipates growth impulses against a positive economic background.
IFFA 2019: All market leaders on board!
Leading companies present their latest products, at IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry. The focus is on solutions for the safe, efficient and economic production of meat and meat foodstuffs. Suppliers of all sizes present a comprehensive spectrum of products for companies from big to small, from industrial meat-processing operations to individual butchers.
IFFA 2019: Ways to greater sustainability in the meat industry
Sustainability in terms of resource usage and the employment of energy-efficient processes along the entire value chain is one of the foremost challenges of our time. And this applies to the meat-processing industry, too. Intelligent control and automation technology, energy-saving drive systems, compressors, ventilators and pumps rank among the classic solutions for improving energy and resource efficiency.
IFFA 2019: Trends in ingredients, additives, skins and casings
Technologically effective additives are used in the manufacture of both traditional meat products and of new forms of substitute products. From the point of view of the consumer, there is much discussion of calories, fat and cooking salt substitutes and we are seeing a paradigm shift unfolding, from ‘faster, cheaper and more’ to higher quality and a greater awareness of food.
IFFA 2019 – Hot Topic: Food Safety Technologies for Safer Food
From 4 to 9 May 2019, leading international companies will be presenting their latest technologies at IFFA and providing information about the most important trends and developments in the meat-processing industry. Of central importance are, above all, solutions designed to ensure greater food safety.
IFFA 2019 - Digitalisation for the trade
At IFFA in Frankfurt am Main, butchers and meat processing professionals will be able to learn more about the way in which traditional and future practices will collaborate in their trade from 4 to 9 May. The digital revolution and the wide range of possibilities that go with it open up new potential and plenty of opportunities for the artisan butcher. IFFA 2019 offers important insights into these new areas and applications in the meat industry.
Numerous events at IFFA reveal the latest trends of the sector
Expert lectures, live demonstrations, product competitions and Discovery Tours – the IFFA programme of events communicates specialist knowledge, inspires through best-practice examples and presents the latest consumer trends and technical solutions.
The new IFFA
A new look for IFFA 2019: Messe Frankfurt has made large investments in the Exhibition Centre and its infrastructure to ensure a positive trade-fair experience. Exhibitors and visitors can look forward to a new exhibition hall, improved orientation, shorter walking distances and ultra-modern services.
IFFA 2019 - optimised production thanks to digitalisation
Optimising production processes is increasingly based on digitalisation and interlinked networks. The objective is to increase security of production and optimise the use of the machinery, to work in ways that are more energy-efficient and to be able to react more flexibly to changes in the market.
Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association look ahead to successful exhibitions in 2019
Messe Frankfurt and The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the renewal of their strategic marketing alliance formed in 2016 in support of each organization’s trade show exhibition which are both leaders in the food processing sector. Both organizations will host their flagship exhibitions in 2019 with high expectations for successful events.
IFFA 2019 – focus on packaging
Packaging for foodstuffs, especially perishable products such as meat and sausages, calls for the highest standards in terms of packaging materials, machines and systems. In addition to traditional purposes, such as protection, transport, storage, handling and information, packaging must also provide for food safety, hygiene, waste prevention, sustainability, resource efficiency and traceability.
“If you don’t move with the times…“ – Food trends at IFFA 2019
The butcher’s trade, if it is to be successful, must represent both tradition and contemporary developments. The best recipe is a mixture of clear expertise in meat and sausage products, technological background and new ideas. Sharpening a vision for the future and optimising what is already there – such is the invitation of the IFFA, from 4 to 9 May 2019. It will feature a comprehensive overview, showcase major trends, and offer every amount of inspiration and of specialist exchange of ideas.
IFFA 2019: The meat-industry summit meeting
A new exhibition hall, an optimised layout, more exhibition space and registrations from all market leaders – these are the positive auguries for IFFA 2019. The industry is demonstrating a strong commitment to its leading global trade fair and will make its presentation on substantially more exhibition space than at the last edition of the fair. Under the motto ‘Meet the Best’, IFFA will once again set the technological benchmarks for the future and show the entire spectrum of products and services for the meat sector – from manufacturing to high-tech.
IFFA 2019: leading companies in the meat industry to attend
There is still a year to go before the leading world trade fair for the meat industry, but all the world market leaders have already signed up for IFFA, to be held from 4 to 9 May 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. With the opening of the new Exhibition Hall 12 and the improved layout at the Exhibition Centre, IFFA will now be bigger, more modern and more compact.