IFAT 2020 – canceled
Messe München has cancelled IFAT 2020 due to the corona virus. The next IFAT will take place in 2022.
As announced today, IFAT 2020 has been cancelled due to the corona virus. The next IFAT will take place from 30 May to 3 June 2022. The organiser, Messe München, justifies its decision with the legal uncertainty as to whether a major event would even be permitted at this time, and also on the results of a survey conducted among exhibitors and partners.
According to the survey, 64 percent of the 1,933 international exhibitor representatives said that they do not consider holding IFAT in September 2020 to be justifiable because of the corona crisis. 85 percent of those surveyed expect “an economic recovery in the environmental technology sector from the first half of 2021 at the earliest”, according to the official statement issued by Messe München.
German Water Partnership e.V. deeply regrets the cancellation of the fair, however, can understand the decision to protect the health of all participants as well as for legal and economic reasons. “IFAT is very important for us, especially for our network as a platform for exchange and encounters”, says Julia Braune, Managing Director of GWP e.V.
To make up for the long delay until the next IFAT, we present our co-exhibitors for the planned GWP joint booth 2020 in a digital exhibition on this page.