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IDS 2017: Ten good reasons for visiting the International Dental Show


139,000 trade visitors from 152 countries; 2,199 companies from 59 countries; a total of 157,000 square metres of exhibition space. These figures from IDS 2015 in Cologne, Germany, make it clear to everyone: There are a multitude of reasons for visiting the next International Dental Show in Cologne from March 21-25, 2017. For example:


IDS is the central forum and an unparalleled marketplace - large scale, with a high degree of comfort and staged with great attention to deal.


IDS has firmly established itself as the leading global trade fair for dentistry and dental technology over the course of many decades. For example, it offers the most comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art technologies and current innovations, interesting product developments and new services.


Located in the heart of Europe, IDS is easily accessible from all over the world, the world capital of dentistry lies in Cologne every two years!


It is child's play to reach the fair simply - visit for efficient support whether you are arriving by car, train or aeroplane as well as for finding and booking a hotel.


IDS is organised by Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI), which itself is an industry association with a long tradition and a wealth of experience in organising exhibitions and trade fairs. This year, VDDI is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It was founded on 24 June 1916 and organised the first Dental Show in 1923.


IDS is an ideal place for the entire team. While touring around the exhibition halls, you certainly won't be stuck for topics of conversation and everyone will enjoy their own personal trade fair experience.


Making the preparations and organising your visit in advance is easy because the website provides plenty of support. You can find the exhibiting companies and themes here, which enable you to efficiently plan your visit to the trade fair in advance. The new IDS app, which contains many functions includinhg a "matchmaking" tool are very useful while preparing one's visit and touring the fair in Cologne.


Trade visitors can plan their tour around the exhibition halls based on the focal point of their practice or laboratory and according to the current investment needs. For instance, endodontists, orthodontists or dental technicians that specialise in implant prosthetics will quickly find those suppliers of the dental industry with whom they can meet.


Beyond the industry exhibition, IDS offers an extensive supporting programme, including among others the traditional Speaker's Corner, the Generation Lounge or exciting award ceremonies (i.e. the Gysi Prize for aspiring young dental technicians). Further demonstrations and short lectures are held on the exhibition stands.


IDS is exciting, it demands a high degree of attentiveness if one wants to exploit the maximum benefit. It is thus recommend that you explore the Cathedral city with your team after a long day at the trade fair. There are more sights and opportunities for a cosy get-together in Cologne than in almost any other city.

"Within seconds, I could think of at least twenty other reasons to visit IDS, the world's largest trade fair for dentistry and dental technology, in Cologne from 21 to 25 March 2017," said Dr Martin Rickert, Chairman of the VDDI (Association of the German Dental Manufacturers). "That is why it goes without saying that I will visit the fair personally, meet up with plenty of trade visitors and hold many interesting discussions."

IDS (International Dental Show) takes place in Cologne every two years and is organised by the GFDI Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) and is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.

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