IDS

Germany, Köln
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In anticipation of the government coronavirus policy in Germany, organisers postpone the IDS 2021 from March to September. The live event will run from September 22nd until September 25th following strict sanitation and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of all guests.

A Brief Overview of IDS

IDS welcomes you to Cologne, Germany, to celebrate the newest innovations and best practices in the stomatology field. The international trade fair champions advancements made into the dental industry and is one of the biggest markets for dental professionals and laboratories to attend. Have a dynamic time meeting with peers, discussing new trends and interact with new technologies in a modern environment.

Book your hotel through GETA ltd and you receive a room that not only saves you money on your work trip, but one that lies close to Messe Köln. This ensures you are one short ride away from the excitement at IDS. We lead you to the best valued hotels in Cologne and take charge of every aspect of your business travel needs. Whatever questions you may have, there’s a dedicated team at our offices ready to help.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

It all comes down to spectacular business and career opportunities at IDS, because it’s one of the most important procurement platforms in the world for the dental sector. You have much to gain in terms of sales and reaching new markets. See the numbers for yourself!

  • 163,000+ square metres of exhibition space is dedicated;
  • 2,200+ international exhibitors in total from 50+ countries;
  • 155,000+ international trade visitors in total from 150+ countries;

Industry Relevance

IDS has had a long history in the making that has contributed to its current position of authority as the very first edition goes back to 1923 at a time when dentistry was a far cry from what it is now. The trade fair is held once every two years and Cologne, Germany is its permanent home. What’s so special about the event is the mix of products and further education. IDS covers the full product range – pharmaceuticals, practical furniture, dental aesthetics, dental drills, dental hygiene, oral hygiene, auxiliary materials for dental purposes, cleaners, prophylaxis, retention aids and so much more. Live demonstrations, performances and presentations are very much part of the DNA of the trade far and since 2015 so is the now highly popular IDS Career Day!

Who Are You Going to Meet?

IDS is where supply meets demand so it’s where you find manufacturers and suppliers alongside dentists, lab assistants, dental technicians, dental surgeons and researchers all in one place. Even though the trade fair is a German professional event, over 70% of the exhibitors for the past two editions have been of foreign origin. The lead is taken up by European countries like France, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Poland and Norway. This is then followed by countries in Asia, the two Americas and Africa. Visitors adhere mostly to the same countries of origin, but the ratio of German to foreign visitors is much more clean cut right down the middle.

Past editions

IDS 2019

12.03.2019 - 16.03.2019

IDS

Total Exhibitors

2,248

Total Visitors

164,681

Total Exhibitors

2,236

Total Visitors

155,132

Total Exhibitors

2,116

Total Visitors

147,695

How to get to IDS

On Foot

On Foot

22 min walk from the Cologne HBF

or 3h walking distance from Airport (not recommended ;) )

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By Car

a 10 min ride from Cologne Central station (Trankgasse 11) to Cologne Messe (Messeplatz 1)

OR 15 to 20 min with a car from Cologne-Bonn Airport (~15 km)

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By Public Transport

one station away from HBF to Station Köln Messe/Deutz with S6, S11, S12, S19 or regional train

OR from the Koeln-Bonn Airport S-Bahn Nr. 19 will get you there / Optional is regional train RE6 (both choices will take you 20-25 min)

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