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Organisers have announced the dates for IDS 2023. The event will take place as a face-to-face exhibition from March 14th to March 18th. The live event will follow strict sanitation and safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of all guests. This will include attendants needing to show valid health certificates upon entry. 

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

2021 Edition

IDS 2021 was held between 22.09.2021 and 25.09.2021 as a hybrid event in Messe Cologne. The rendition was attended by 830 exhibitors and over 23,000 professional visitors. 72% of visitors and 53% of exhibitors come from abroad, including France and Italy. The event consisted of a digital platform IDS Connect and a face-to-face exhibition. The face-to-face exhibition featured strict COVID-19 prevention measures, including social distancing and the presentation of EUDCC certificates. Participants were able to personally explore many innovations and enjoy face-to-face interaction for the first time since the pandemic. Many participants chose to use the digital platform to explore new connection possibilities and view the event program. According to the participants, the edition was one of the most prominent in the history of the event. Due to its success, the organisers will continue with the organisation of the 2023 edition. The rendition will be held as a face-to-face event in Messe Cologne between March 14, 2023 and March 18, 2023.

Past editions

IDS 2021

22.09.2021 - 25.09.2021



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How to get to IDS

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On Foot

Cologne Bonn Airport – not advisable

Cologne Central Station – 30 mins via Hohenzollernbrücke


By Car

Cologne Bonn Airport – 20 mins via A559 and Östliche Zubringerstraße/L124

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via Auenweg


By Public Transport

Cologne Bonn Airport – 30 mins via S19 transport

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via S-Bahn S6/12/9

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