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Sustainability – our path to the future

Being part of our society, we, Messe München, are dedicated to our social and ecological responsibilities. Therefore, sustainability is an integral part of our corporate strategy.

We are committed ourselves to become CO₂ neutral by 2030 - 20 years ahead of the goal set out in the Paris Climate Agreement and 10 years earlier than targeted by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA).

For this purpose, we have developed a sustainability strategy tailored to the exhibition industry. As part of our holistic sustainability program, we continuously initiate projects, which aim to reduce the CO₂ emissions of Messe München.

We strive for sustainability for ourselves and our customers. We are actively promoting sustainability at our events.

Role model function

Our role as the world‘s leading trade fair entails accepting responsibility. That is why we want to express the principle of sustainability in our actions. We want to set a good example and make IFAT Munich more sustainable in an ongoing process, from the selection of materials, making a climate protection contribution for unavoidable CO₂ emissions and the handling of waste to the motivation of our exhibitors and visitors. Let’s join forces to make LASER World of PHOTONICS even more sustainable.

With its processes, photonics plays a key role in climate and environmental protection. As the world's leading trade fair for the industry, we see it as our responsibility to consistently align our thoughts and actions with the principle of sustainability. Support us in this and let's shape a green future together.

Odouli, Anke
  • Exhibition Director

Acting sustainably. The measures taken by LASER World of PHOTONICS.

As the world's leading trade fair and conference for pioneering laser and photonics technologies, we not only want to set an example, but also lead by example.

Our priorities:

Climate-friendly trade fair stand construction

    • In order to conserve resources, we have decided to not use aisle carpets anymore.
    • We produce our forums, the Start-Up Area and other LASER World of PHOTONICS areas from sustainable, resource-conserving materials.
    • Organise your CO₂-neutral trade fair booth directly from our partner meplan. You can make your booth even more sustainable with the "WOODï" system. "WOODï" cuts back on resources and offers you maximum flexibility when planning your booth.

Climate-optimized trade fair management

Our goal is to make LASER World of PHOTONICS increasingly sustainable. However, CO₂ emissions can not be avoided while preparing and holding an event. Therefore we are supporting various climate protection projects in cooperation with our partner myclimate.

Eco-friendly infrastructure

  • Climate-friendly travel: Choose the environmentally friendly public transport option for your journey to the exhibition grounds. Thanks to the seamless connection between the exhibition center and Munich's public transport system, you will always be right in the middle of the action. This not only protects the environment, but also your wallet.
  • You can refuel your electric car at our 110 charging stations on the exhibition grounds.
  • Sustainable waste management: we dispose of waste resulting from construction and dismantling as commercial waste for recycling. Recyclable materials can thus be returned to the economic cycle.

Sustainable advertising materials

  • We reduce our print circulations and are constantly optimizing our digital advertising media. For example, we are no longer printing an exhibition catalogue for the fair, but only a visitor guide with a much smaller volume.
  • For our printed advertising materials, we only use FSC-certified recycled paper.
  • We deliberately cooperate with printing companies that commit to the principle of sustainability.

Valuable partnerships

  • In cooperation with our partner myclimate we offer the opportunity to make a climate protection contribution for the CO2 emissions caused by travel to and presence at the trade fair.
  • For our catering partners, the focus is on regional and seasonal sourcing and sustainable use of resources. They are actively committed to combating food waste and offer a comprehensive range of vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Visit sustainably

With the GoGreen Ticket, we are offering the opportunity to contribute to climate protection for the greenhouse gas emissions produced. Here are more tips on how you can make your visit even more sustainable.

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