An exhibitor and a IFFA visitor have a conversation

About IFFA

With over 1,000 exhibitors from 49 countries, IFFA is the world’s leading trade fair and international meeting place for the sector. 70 % of visitors and 63 % of exhibitors come from outside Germany. Top marks for IFFA: 95 % of all visitors say they are satisfied.

IFFA 2022 nomenclature

  • Process technology for meat and alternative proteins
  • Packaging technology
  • Weighing systems
  • Process automatization and IT solutions
  • Robotics and handling equipment
  • Slaughtering and meat cutting technology
  • Equipment and tools for slaughtering, cutting and processing
  • Natural and artificial casings processing machines
  • Spices, ingredients, additives, casings
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Logistics and storage systems
  • Food safety and quality control
  • Cleaning equipment, operational hygiene and safety at work
  • Energy management and supply facilities for water, compressed air, gases
  • Sales and specialist shops – products, facilities, equipment
  • Services

IFFA 2019 – where tradition meets high tech

For six days, IFFA 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.

Graphic about IFFA 2019

Facts and figures IFFA 2019

Number of visitors
Origin of visitors from outside Germany
Top 20 visitor nations
Trade visitors by encomic sectors
Occupational status
Numbers of exhibitors
Top ten exhibitor nations (excluding Germany)
Exhibitor intention to attend again
Influence on buying and procurement descisions
Main objectives of visitors
Overall assessment 2019 (IFFA visitors)

Associations and organisations

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53019 Bonn
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53113 Bonn
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60316 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone +49 69 4077-216
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70 years of IFFA – a magnet for the meat industry

Historisches Bild der IFFA

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

Food technologies – trade-fair success and expertise for the food industry  

Messe Frankfurt accompanies the dynamically growing global food industry with three international trade fairs in Argentina, Russia and Germany: international events that attract more than 2,600 exhibitors and around 120,000 visitors from all over the world.

Food Technologies global