Istanbul / Munich, October 5, 2021

Press Release

IFAT Eurasia 2021: environmental industry to meet in Istanbul

  • Meeting place for decision-makers and buyers from Asia and Europe
  • Topic in focus: solutions for the marine mucilage in the Sea of Marmara
  • October 21-23, 2021; extensive digital offering

Waste management and recycling, water/sewage technologies and municipal vehicles—the participants of the next IFAT Eurasia from 21 to 23 October 2021 in Istanbul will be able to enjoy an extensive range of environmental solutions. This year, a special focus will be on combating the impending environmental disaster in the Sea of Marmara.

“After we had to postpone IFAT Eurasia due to the pandemic, our customers and partners are now looking forward to again maintain their network face to face. This year’s edition will also focus on the exchange of technical information on the acute environmental problem in the Sea of Marmara,” explains Katharina Schlegel, Exhibition Director IFAT Trade Fairs Abroad at Messe München.
So far, more than 80 exhibitors have registered, including international industry giants such as Asos, Benli, Disan, DKY, Hach Lange, İdeal Makina, Oz-Kann, Polat, Teksin, Tomra and Waterland. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will be represented with joint pavilions. “Additionally, there will be an extensive digital offering—including networking opportunities, B2B meetings and virtual presentations by exhibitors—that will complement the on-site event in Istanbul," says Katharina Schlegel. Participants can use the platform, for example, to gain an overview of companies, products and services, industry sectors, job opportunities and general industry developments.

Know-how and environmental technologies against algae slime
This summer, algae slime blankets on a historic scale have formed in the Sea of Marmara. Turkey wants to take countermeasures with a government action program and, above all, upgrade the wastewater treatment plants around the inland sea, as the lion's share of the sewage produced by Istanbul's 16 million inhabitants is currently discharged into the Marmara Sea after pretreatment. Existing and newly built wastewater treatment plants are to be equipped with biological wastewater treatment in the next three years—and public-private partnership models are to promote this development. The conference program at IFAT Eurasia dedicated to this topic will be supported by an Arab engineering association, by an association of cities located on the Marmara Sea, and by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA), and the German Water Partnership (GWP).

Exhibitors see the trade show as a valuable start signal
“After a long break, we are pleased to be able to once again present solutions in the field of wastewater treatment—which has been given such high priority—at IFAT Eurasia. It is especially the international significance of this trade fair that makes the participation indispensable for us,” explains Rainer Heichel, Key Account Manager at KLARO. And Tim Theiß, Senior Manager Business Development at NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services says: “By participating in IFAT Eurasia—one of the most interesting environmental trade fairs in the region—we expect a mix of good discussions and excellent contacts to put us in an excellent position in the field of environmental protection in the future. Especially after such a debilitating pandemic period, this will be a kind of reset.”

More information on the event can be found at


IFAT Eurasia 2021: environmental industry meets in Istanbul


About IFAT
IFAT is the world's largest and leading environmental technology trade fair. Every two years, the world-leading trade show presents solutions for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management as well as solutions to make maximum use of resources and to close raw material cycles. The 2018 edition attracted 3,305 exhibitors from 58 countries and 142,472 trade visitors from 162 nations. The event occupied a completely booked space of 260,000 square meters, divided among 18 halls and an outdoor area. The next IFAT will be held at the exhibition center in Munich from Mai 30 to June 3, 2022.


IFAT worldwide
Messe München not only demonstrates its considerable expertise in organizing environmental technology trade shows with the world’s leading trade fair IFAT. Other international events include IE expo China in Shanghai as well as its regional spin-offs in Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul, IFAT India in Mumbai/Gujarat, and IFAT Delhi in New Delhi. Together, the eight IFAT events form the world’s leading network for environmental technologies.


Messe München
Messe München is one of the world’s leading networking platforms. In a reflection of the slogan “Connecting Global Competence”, Messe München serves as a global networking platform and brings together decision makers from all parts of the world. Messe München’s portfolio comprises more than 50 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods as well as new technologies that focus on the latest social issues. These trade fairs include the world-leading trade fairs bauma, BAU, IFAT and ISPO Munich. The roughly 200 events organized by Messe München each year attract about 50,000 exhibitors and 3 million visitors. Messe München has one of the most modern exhibition grounds in the world and with its four locations in Riem, the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München, the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München, and the Conference Center Nord, it is able to fulfill all its customers’ requirements individually. Messe München is very successful in its domestic market in Munich as well as in other countries. It is active in all important growth markets: China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and Turkey. Overall, Messe München, with its network of associated companies and foreign agencies, is present in more than 100 countries.

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