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60K trade visitors from 140 countries: IFFA 2016 is coming

For anyone who has an interest in the meat industry, the dates of 7-12 May 2016, will be firmly marked down in the diary. During this week, the respected meat industry exhibition IFFA will take place in Frankfurt.


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The meeting place

IFFA has been held in Frankfurt for the last 45 years, and this year looks set to enjoy as much popularity as previous years. IFFA Messe Frankfurt will host around 960 exhibitors from 47 countries, packed into seven exhibition halls covering 110,000 square metres.

According to Food Turkey, around 60,000 trade visitors from 140 countries are expected to attend this number one trade menu of the meat business.

Meat on the menu

The IFFA offers meat industry enthusiasts the opportunity to discover new innovations and technology for every stage of the meat processing chain. Exhibitors from all over the world will be showcasing everything related to meat production under one roof, including packaging products, supply facilities, measuring and weighing machines, slicing innovations and processing solutions. There will also be an emphasis on selling meats, including ingredients used to make meat products. The global meat industry is a growing sector, which means there’s an increasing demand for a wide range of industry-related products.

For many businesses working in the meat sector, the IFFA event can provide innovative solutions for ensuring an improved production process. It can give inspiring ideas to take home, where visitors may consider upgrading their equipment or making use of specialist food machinery services, such as those offered by to make changes to their food production processes.

Visitors and exhibitors

Anyone with an interest in meat production is likely to turn up to this prestigious industry event. IFFA holds particular appeal to butchers and meat producers along with those involved in food processing and packaging machinery products.

IFFA is a very international affair in terms of those who visit the event and exhibitors. During the 2013 event, 57 per cent of the exhibitors were based outside Germany, whilst 61 per cent of visitors came from abroad. Around half of visitors to IFFA are from Europe. Top visitor nations include Germany, Russia, Italy and the Netherlands, although attendees come from as far away as countries such as the US and China, making IFFA a truly global event.

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