Swiss Pavilion at IFAT Africa
IFAT Africa

Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies

November 02 – 04, 2021 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Market South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

IFAT Africa will take place from November 02-04, 2021 for the 4th time already after the premier of the exhibition in 2015. The trade fair takes place every two years in Johannesburg, South Africa and is part of the IFAT Worldwide cluster. The emphasis of IFAT Africa is on water and sewage treatment, refuse disposal and recycling.


South Africa determined to modernize environmental infrastructure

Environmental issues have become a matter of public concern, since environmental conditions have repeatedly threatened Cape Town and other cities in this region in the past years. The south of the continent has been suffering for many years from a severe drought. South Africa, as are other affected neighboring countries, is determined to invest in water and waste water projects with an investment volume of 2.7 trillion Rand (over 180 billion CHF) to be carried out between now and 2035. Main projects include: making even greater use of surface water, desalinating seawater, reducing water losses and reusing waste water.

As the economy and population rate are rising the waste volume within the country is growing. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs has developed a National Waste Management Strategy to support the recycling of waste and an efficient use of resources. Therefore, instead of the previous strategy of waste disposal in landfills, South Africa is trying to find new solutions as waste separation, recycling, recycling of bio-waste, thermal recycling and treatment of special waste and E-waste.


About the Show

It should be emphasized that South Africa is one of the leading industrial economies on the African continent. Wide-ranging water delivery and purification, solutions for the food and beverage industries, as well as laboratory technology, analysis, and other application areas are key issues in the future market of Africa.

The premier industry trade fairs "IFAT Africa", "analytica Lab Africa" and "food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa)" will be co-located in 2021, to showcase new innovations in the areas of environmental technologies, analysis and beverage and food. Synergies from the colocation will create added value for exhibitors and visitors.

Local and international professionals offering environmental technologies will meet at this popular platform in South Africa to network, discuss solutions, present the relevant technologies and establish important business contacts. Take the chance to establish your products and services in the South African market for environmental technologies.  


Exclusive Novelty at IFAT Africa 2021 - Renewable Energy Theme to be included

Amid growing demand for the delivery of secure alternative energy services, and new opportunities for certain sectors to develop their own power from waste or tap into emerging energy opportunities, IFAT Africa’s new Renewable Energy Pavilion will present solutions and opportunities across the key renewables sectors. These include solar, wind, hydropower, biomass and biowaste technologies and services. Pan-African decision-makers will have an opportunity to build cross-sectoral networks and assess solutions on the show floor.


For further information about the trade fair, please visit IFAT Africa's Website.


Read Swissenviro's reports about earlier Swiss Pavilion participations at IFAT Africa here: 2017.

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To join the SWISS Pavilion at IFAT Africa 2021, please complete the registration form below:


Important Notice (February 8th, 2021):

Please kindly note, the trade fair has been postponed from July 13-15, 2021 to November 02-04, 2021 in South Africa.

Figures 2019
Net Area                       6'000m
Exhibitors                        172
Visitors                         3'302

Tuesday 02 – Thursday 04, November 2021

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Wednesday     9 am – 5 pm 
Thursday                             9 am – 4 pm

Fair Organizer
Messe München GmbH
81823 Munich - Germany


Messe Muenchen South Africa
1st Floor, Kiepersol House,
Stonemill Office Park
300 Acacia Road, Darrenwood
2194 Randburg
Johannesburg - South Africa


GCC - Gallagher Convention Centre,
19 Richards Drive, 1685 Midrand,  
Johannesburg, Gauteng - South Africa


The SWISS Pavilion is characterised by the following advantages: The SWISS Pavilion will be clearly identifiable by its Swissness and offers you a strong presence. With its attractive design it will achieve a high degree of attention, which is the ideal requirement to showcase your products and novelties.

The SWISS Pavilion reduces your effort and assures a professional service. The project team will take care of the organization and all administrative arrangements – before, during and after the exhibition.

The SWISS Pavilion provides an efficient infrastructure and professional services, facilitating your staff’s job and the individual care of customers and prospective buyers.


The Swiss Pavilion, approx. 72m2, offers convenient packages in various sizes, the basic equipment for all packages includes:

  • Space & stand building incl. separation walls, floor and lights
  • Fascia board with company’s logo
  • Reception desk
  • Table with 4 chairs
  • Brochure rack
  • Electrical socket 220V, 500W (for laptop or similar)
  • Use of general areas (storage room, bar/bistro)
  • Stand service by hostess
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
Economy 6m2  CHF 5'650
Business 9m CHF 7'650 
First 12m2  CHF 9'650 
Position at Corner Booth  (only >9m2) plus 15%

Start-Up Package 2-3m2 

Reception desk,  bar stool, brochure rack, Poster wall (1,5m)

CHF 2'950

Display of brochure

Representation by Swissenviro GmbH, no company personal on stand

CHF 500

Co-exhibitor fee / Communication package

charged by fair organizer


Other sizes or Individual Stand

Would you like to have any other size, individual layout or display? Or would you like to have your individual stand placed next to the Swiss Pavilion and profit from joint services or catering?

Just call us: +41 52 355 21 11 and we will be glad to work out a personalised offer for your needs.

Supported by

Swissenviro GmbH
Kempttalstrasse 56
CH-8308 Illnau

Urs Heutschi
Direct phone +41 (0)52 355 21 12