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The next IDS will take place in March 2017. (Photograph: Claudia Duschek, DTI)
0 Comments Mar 16, 2015 | News Europe

Bigger than ever: IDS 2015 reports visitor, exhibitor and area increase

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COLOGNE, Germany: On 14 March, the 36th International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne closed after five days with a record result. The organisers reported that about 138,500 visitors from 151 countries attended the most important trade fair in the dental industry, which represents an increase of nearly 11 per cent compared with the 2013 IDS.

A new record was also set with regard to the number of exhibitors and exhibition space. A total of 2,201 companies (+6.9 per cent) from 56 countries presented their latest innovations, product developments and services over 157,000 m² (+6.2 per cent). More than 70 per cent of the exhibitors came from abroad (+2 per cent ). In addition, the number of visitors from Germany increased by 4.3 per cent.

“We managed to make the International Dental Show in Cologne, both nationally and internationally, even more attractive, making it the most successful IDS ever,” concluded Dr Martin Rickert, Chairman of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI).

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer at IDS organiser Koelnmesse, stated: “The increasing international attendance once again underlines the character of the IDS as the world’s leading trade fair for the dental industry. Particularly strong growth was recorded at the International Dental Show in the number of visitors from the Near and the Middle East, the US and Canada, Brazil, as well as China, Japan and Korea. We also noticed re-emerging business in the southern European market, especially Italy and Spain.”

The 2015 IDS focused on intelligent networking of components for computer-based dentistry. As computerised processes have gained increasing importance, digital systems in diagnostics and production today span the entire workflow from the practice to the laboratory.

A visitor survey showed that more than 75 per cent of attendees interviewed were either satisfied or very satisfied with the show. Overall, 95 per cent of the visitors surveyed would recommend visiting business partners at IDS and 77 per cent plan to attend the show in two years’ time.

The next IDS will be held from 21 to 25 March 2017.

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