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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

The Advisory Board

Fairground Messe Frankfurt

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.

Learn more about the advisory board

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)

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