The first IFAT Eurasia will take place next year, 16-18 April 2015, at the Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Centre (CICEC) in Ankara, Turkey. The event is being staged by the new Turkish subsidiary of Messe München International, MMI Eurasia.

Gerhard Gerritzen, deputy managing director of Messe München, said: "We made a deliberate choice of Ankara as the location for IFAT Eurasia because of the city’s central location and political connections.

''Environmental markets in general are strongly linked with the respective governments. As the capital city and center of politics in Turkey, Ankara is the place where the management and implementation of modern environmental themes is concentrated – and new draft legislation gives rise to demand for technology."

As well as being the seat of government, Ankara is also home to many associations, educational institutions and non-governmental organisations.

As a new environmental technology trade show for the Eurasian market, IFAT Eurasia is the latest addition to the IFAT family.

Mr Gerritzen added: "Turkey is very well positioned geographically and it is at the heart of a wider economic area with international markets that are so far little explored. Ankara has an excellent transport infrastructure, which means this event is easily accessible for trade professionals from various industries right across Turkey and the near east."

Further details about the event will be revealed later this month.