Exhibitors and visitors of IFFA

About IFFA

IFFA is the leading international trade fair for the meat and protein industry and takes place every three years. Manufacturers from all over the world showcase solutions for processing and packaging meat and alternative proteins, innovative ingredients and trends at the point of sale.  Trade visitors come from the protein-processing industry, the butcher's trade, the food retail sector, the catering industry and a wide range of supplier industries.

Update on the 2025 exhibition concept

IFFA worlds

With an optimised exhibition concept, IFFA is expanding its product range and linking the processing stages even more closely together. The newly introduced themed areas "World of Processing", "World of Packaging", "World of Ingredients", "World of New Proteins" and "World of Skills and Sales" will make it easier for visitors to find their way around and show the trends in the entire process chain.
For the first time, there will be a dedicated "New Proteins" product area in Hall 11.0.

Facts & Figures of IFFA 2022

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Overall assessment 2022

The Advisory Board

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The IFFA Advisory Board is made up of our partner associations, the VDMA and the German Butchers' Association, as well as representatives of exhibiting companies and important industry associations. The committee meets at regular intervals to discuss industry developments and to optimise the profile of IFFA as the world's most important trade fair in the field of technologies for meat and alternative proteins.

Meat & beyond: IFFA’s visitor profiles

Food industry

  • Meat processing industry
  • Manufacturers of alternative protein products
  • Slaughterhouse, cutting plants
  • Fish / Seafood processing industry
  • Pet food industry
  • Dairy industry  

Craft manufacturers

  • Butchery trade, Delicatessen


  • Food retail
  • Trade in machinery, equipment and consumables for meat processing plants
  • Trade in spices, ingredients and auxiliary products

Catering & hospitality industry

Suppliers to the meat or food industry

Our event portfolio for Food Technologies

Food Technologies events worldwide map

Resource efficiency, optimised production, food safety, food trends and digital solutions are driving the industry not only in Germany.

With four trade fairs on four continents, Messe Frankfurt accompanies the dynamic growth of the global food industry. These international trade fairs give impetus to the industry, showcase innovations and network experts from all over the world.

In addition to the main topic of meat, the international trade fairs in the area of food technologies also focus on other products.  Because the sustainable and responsible use of food for a growing world population is a global challenge.