Feb 02, 2010


Cooperation to add greater emphasis on areas of raw materials, recovery and utilization, and private operators

Messe Munchen and the BDE, Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V., (Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry) have agreed on a cooperation for IFAT. This International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will in the future take place under the name of IFAT ENTSORGA. As part of this cooperation, the concept pursued so far at IFAT will be continued, with greater emphasis on the areas of raw materials, recovery and utilization, and private operators.

"IFAT ENTSORGA will not only provide the most efficient forum for the industry, it will also further expand its position as the world’s leading trade fair for the environmental sector,” said Eugen Egetenmeir, managing director of Messe München GmbH. “In view of the ever growing number of environmental trade fairs, IFAT ENTSORGA gives orientation to the sector. At the same time it offers companies the opportunity of concentrating their marketing activities at the world’s leading environmental trade fair."

Based in Berlin, the BDE, with its 750 member companies, is an association for the recycling and waste management sector. The cooperation between IFAT and ENTSORGA opens up new national and international markets for its member companies.

"Today, on a worldwide comparison, Germany can boast the highest levels of recycling,” said BDE President Peter Kurth. “And that is due in large part to the privately owned companies involved in the waste management, sewage and recycling sector, which have invested in the latest technology and systems. This achievement is not an end in itself, rather it is an active and essential contribution to climate protection and careful use of natural resources. IFAT is an excellent platform at which to present the tremendous potential of our sector, and to support the companies within this industry in their efforts to reach out to markets around the world."