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The Events at IFFA 2022

Meeting place for knowledge transfer and networking: these are the events in the complementary program of IFFA. Lecture and discussion forums, a live production line, guided tours and craft competitions will address the most important industry topics. The events offer inspiration, product information, experience, expertise and contacts.

The events of IFFA, clearly summarized by trade fair days, can be found here in the event calendar.

IFFA Forum


Organizer: Messe Frankfurt with partners

Location: Hall 12.0 Stand number A11

This year’s IFFA Forum is all about our exhibitors. Here you will find the most important innovations in the areas of automation, digitalization, food safety, sustainability, packaging, ingredients and craftsmanship. In addition, practical application examples provide answers to questions from business, technology and development.

The IFFA Forum 2022 – The presentation area of our exhibitors.

Participation in the IFFA Forum is free of charge. All lectures are also available in the Digital Extension afterwards.

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NEW: IFFA Factory Area

The IFFA Factory Area is divided into the IFFA Factory, a fully assembled production line, and IFFA Factory Talks. Top-class lectures by our partners will be presented here.

IFFA Factory

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik, Maschinenfabrik Seydelmann, ADM, Viscofan, VDMA, Good Food Institute Europe, ProVeg and BALPro

Location: Hall 11.1 Stand number B90

The IFFA Factory is a fully assembled production line on which a meat product and a plant-based product are alternately produced on site. Experts moderate the entire process live and provide information on recipes, ingredients and processes. The results can be tasted live on site. In addition, the most important associations for mechanical engineering and alternative proteins will present their range of topics and be available to answer questions.

There are three shows on each day, the rotation is as follows:

- 10:00-11:00 a.m.
- 1:00-2:00 p.m.
- 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Except Saturday: there are only two shows, the first at 1:00 p.m. and the second at 4:00 p.m.
Except Thursday: there are also only two shows, the first at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m.

IFFA Factory Talks

Logo New Food Insights

Organizers: Messe Frankfurt, Proveg, Vemag, Good Food Institute Europe, Deutscher Fachverlag

Location: Hall 11.1, booth number B80

In the adjacent lecture area, the IFFA Factory Area, you will experience a top-class programme from our partners. A roundtable discussion hosted by Deutscher Fachverlag, on May 15, will focus on how innovations can contribute to greater sustainability in meat processing. On May 16 and 17, the conference "New Food Insights - presented by IFFA, Proveg and Vemag" will be all about products made from alternative proteins, including a cultured meat live cooking. On May 18, the Good Food Institute Europe discussion panel will focus on driving innovation and scale in the alternative proteins sector.

Discovery Tours

Discovery Tour auf der IFFA

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt with partners

Location: The tours start at the registration counter in Hall 12, Via Mobile / East Foyer.

The guided tours of the trade fair, put together by recognized experts, offer inspiration and orientation in the wide range of products on display at IFFA. Several times a day, the tours set out to explore new products and innovative technologies.

Each tour focuses on a specialist topic: packaging trends, process innovations, meat alternatives (presented by the Good Food Institute Europe), modern ingredients and trends in the butcher’s trade (presented by the German Butchers‘ Association).

Participation in the tours is free of charge.

The IFFA Competitions

Golden cups

Organizer: German Butchers‘ Association

Place: Hall 12.0

The national and international product and quality competitions of the German Butchers' Association will again be one of the highlights of IFFA. They will take place in the competition area in Hall 12.0. Here, every specialist butcher's store will be able to measure itself against the international competition with the variety of craftsmanship and the quality of its products.

The following product competitions are fixed:

  • International Quality Competition for Sausages
  • International Quality Competition for Cans and Jars
  • Best small sausage – Grand Prix
  • International Quality Competition for Hams

Young talents show top performance at performance competitions:

  • Vocational school competition - butcher classes show off their skills (May 18)
  • International qualification competition Euroskills 2023 (May 14 and 15)

The registration documents, the application form for the competitions and all other information can be downloaded here.

The art of craftmanship – the art in craftmanship

IFFA craftsmanship

The special display "The art of Craftsmanship – the art in Craftsmanship" is presented jointly by the Heyne Meat School at the Chamber of Crafts Frankfurt-Rhein-Main and the German Butchers' Association in Hall 12.0. The focus here is on cultivating the art of craftsmanship, embedded in modern technologies. Distinctive and unique products of the butcher's trade are showcased.

German sausage culture – technology, recipes, spices


The German Butchers' Association will regularly offer special presentations on the subject of "German sausage culture - technologies, recipes, spices" on the fringes of the international performance and quality competitions. The target group is, in particular, international guests who want to learn more about German sausage, its culture, production and technology. The discussions with the interested professionals can be conducted competently in several languages.

Presentation also in French, Spanish and Italian:
Culture allemande de la saucisse – technologies, recettes, épices
La cultura de la salchicha alemana – tecnologías, recetas, especias
Cultura tedesca della salsiccia – tecnologie, ricette, spezie

Marketplace - The meeting place for the butchers' trade at IFFA

Marktplatz des Fleischerhandwerks

Organizers: German Butchers' Association, ZENTRAG, Messe Frankfurt

Place: Hall 12.0

Meet colleagues, share experiences: The popular marketplace once again invites visitors to exchange ideas with industry colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere every day of the trade fair.