IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, which celebrated its premiere from September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, has positioned itself strongly in the African market. The first edition saw over 2 273 trade visitors from 38 countries engage with 116 exhibitors from 13 countries taking up over 4 500 square meters. In addition the Trade Fair boasted a high-caliber forum program. The event’s portfolio is now being expanded and will in future encompass all the segments being offered by the parent trade fair IFAT in Munich: water, sewage, waste and recycling. The next edition, IFAT Africa, Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will take place in Johannesburg in 2017.