13/05/2024  - 17/05/2024  // Trade Fair Munich

Utility partnerships - now also a topic at IFAT 2024

Together with our partners VKU and GWP, we promote the international exchange of knowledge for municipal companies

The congress centre in Munich | Photo: hydebrink, Shutterstock

IFAT Munich is the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. It brings together the most important international industry representatives from politics, business and science and offers exciting ideas and innovative solutions for industrial and municipal challenges.

Together with our partners, the German Association of Local Utilities (VKU) and the German Water Partnership (GWP), we are bringing the topic of utility partnerships to the stage.

We cordially invite you to our joint event with the VKU on Wednesday 15 May from 13:00 - 14:00 on the VKU stage B4 151/350:

Utility partnerships - international knowledge exchange for municipal companies


Heiko Heidemann, Project Manager Utility Platform, Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit giz
Catrin Bornemann, Technical Innovation, Wupperverband
Annelena Lüchtenberg, Junior Manager/ Project Manager, Municipal Cleaning Division, Entsorgungsbetriebe Lübeck.

Moderator: Christian Güse (VKU)

Join the discussion!


GWP and the Utility Platform invite you on Monday, 13 May 2024, from 16:30 - 18:00, with drinks and snacks to a
‘Get together of water utilities at the GWP joint stand’. Further information in the programme flyer

GWP is also organising exciting sessions on the topics of ‘Rebuild of the Ukrainian Water and Wastewater Industry' and „German African Partnership for Water and Sanitation (GAPWAS): Strengthening Professional Women and Youth for Building Water Security and Climate Resilience in Africa’s Fast Growing Cities.”

Further information on the GWP events can be found at GWP Programme IFAT Munich 2024 - German Water Partnership


The Environment Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) is organising an event on the topic of ‘Ukraine: Inter-municipal cooperation as a success factor for improved waste management

The event will take place as a panel discussion on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 from 16:30 - 17:20 on the Orange Stage. The Bergische Abfallwirtschaftsverband (BAV) and EcoService2022 from Poltava Oblast, Ukraine, will also report on their utility partnership.


To the IFAT Munich 2024 Website