Event visitors at IFFA

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.

IFFA Forum


Organizer: Messe Frankfurt with partners

Location: Hall 11.1 Stand number B90

The IFFA Forum presents the industry's top topics in a well-founded and exciting way. The mix of expert talks and product presentations provides an overview of innovations and trends on all days of the trade fair.
Together with many partners, Messe Frankfurt is presenting a top-class program.

It focuses on the most important innovations in automation, digitalization, food safety, sustainability and food trends.

Participation in the IFFA Forum is free of charge.

New: IFFA Factory

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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