IFFA 2016: International Forum Preview

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IFFA, the international trade convention focussed exclusively on the meat-processing industry, will be held in Frankfurt on the 7th-12th May, 2016. Established in 1949, the fair is held every three years. In 2013, it was the platform for 960 companies from 47 countries to exhibit their products and innovations to an audience of more than 60,000 visitors. More than half of the exhibitors were from companies and countries outside of Germany. Organisers expect the same interest this year, with the US, the Netherlands and China among the top visitor/exhibitor nations.

IFFA 2016

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IFFA brings together the international meat processing sector

Hosted by Messe Frankfurt, one of the worlds leading trade fair organisers, IFFA promises to bring together the leading players in the meat industry. Its been touted as the worlds foremost forum for investment decisions in the sector. IFFA is a must for the meat-processing industry, the trade and butchers, says Ruth Lorenz, Vice President Technology & Production of Messe Frankfurt.

Clarke Fussells at IFFA Messe Frankfurt

IFFA 2016s exhibitor line-up includes 24 companies from the UK, among them specialist food machinery auctioneers and brokers Clarke Fussells; Combicut Ltd, manufacturer of grinder plates, knives, and portion plates; and Du Pont Teijin Films UK Ltd., producer of PET and PEN polyester films.

Covering the entire production chain, the trade fair highlights trends and innovations in everything from the slaughter and dismemberment of animals and meat processing to packaging and sales. In addition to showcasing developments in machinery and technology, IFFA Messe Frankfurt includes a forum where experts discuss a range of topics and trends and exhibitors give live demonstrations of related products/services. The IFFA Forum is free of charge to all trade fair visitors.

The IFFA Forum

The 2016 forum is scheduled to take place from Sunday 8th May to Tuesday 11th May. It will start with an exploration of the career opportunities available in the meat sector and go on to cover food safety and traceability, automation and performance optimization, and resource efficiency and sustainability. (For a detailed preview of the forum programme, see https://iffa.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/events/iffa-forum.htm).

Exhibitors such as Kancor Ingredients will look at new frontiers in natural antioxidants during Sundays practical session, Ingredients in focus – innovations and trends, while Multivac will present Vacuum skin packaging with MultiFresh during Tuesdays practical on automation and performance optimisation.