Our leading trade fairs

IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, looks back on a successful 2018 edition. In May 2020, the innovations of the environmental technology sector will once again be presented in Munich. Exhibitor registrations are possible from the beginning of October 2018.
Making the world a good deal cleaner, conserving resources and maintaining good air and clear water - that requires state-of-the-art mechanical engineering. Around 3,300 exhibitors are demonstrating at IFAT in Munich that the technologies are ready to efficiently separate and recycle recyclable materials, clean water from plastic waste or purify polluted air. The machine manufacturers from Germany play a leading role here.
ACHEMA from 11th to 15th of June 2018 is the leading exhibition for the manufacturers of process plants and equipment. Richard Clemens, Managing Director of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association is pleased „that her in Frankfurt we will once again have an opportunity to see “live” and for ourselves what German engineers have to offer when it comes to process plant and equipment. For the manufacturers of process plants and equipment ACHEMA takes place in an economically positive surrounding.
The next ACHEMA will take place from 11 - 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Symposia + delegations

Nine VDMA members will present latest technologies and solutions for gas and LNG applications for bunkering, gas treatment and for gas as fuel in the transport sector. Lectures will be held at the GASTECH Presentation Theater in the „LNG Facilities & Infrastructure Zone“.

Trade fairs outside Germany

Also in 2018 the German Ministry of Economy and Energy supports IFAT India with an official German Pavilion. The Federal Ministry has commissioned Messe München subsidiary IMAG to organize the German Pavilion
After a one-year break there will be a federal participation again for CHEMTEHC 2019. It was VDMA who campaigned for this. The BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) has made Balland Messen the implementation company for organizing the German Pavilion.
From 25 to 27 September 2018, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology will again be offering an official German Pavillion for the ECWATECH & NO-DIG exhibition duo in Moscow.
As requested by some members, VDMA will provide a German and European Pavilion through its service subsidiary GzF Expo. The Global Petroleum Show looks back on a 50-year history and has developed into the leading oil technology show in Canada. In addition to OTC Houston, it is North America's most important oil & gas and petrochemical technology trade show. It also is world leader for the topic of oil sands.
An official German Pavilion will be organized for WETEX, the leading exhibition for water and wastewater technology as well as for energy supply in Middle East, October 23-25. Deadline for registration is July 20.
IFAT: Digitalisierung zieht sich durch die ganze Ausstellung
Interview mit Silvia Fritscher, Projektleiterin der Ifat, und Richard Clemens, VDMA
VDMA list of German Pavilions at leading international Oil & Gas, Chemistry and Industry Water technology exhibitions
The VDMA International Trade Fair list for process technology is updated regularly. The latest version can be found on the web of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association in the section "Trade Fairs".
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