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More than 2,200 exhibitors are expected to attend IDS 2017. (Photograph: Dental Tribune International)
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Arrangements for IDS 2017 are well underway

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COLOGNE, Germany: From 21 to 25 March 2017, the 37th International Dental Show (IDS) will be held in Cologne. After a record result last year, preparations for the world’s largest and most important trade fair for the dental industry are already in full swing again. The organisers have announced that the application deadline for exhibitors has been moved forward to 31 March 2016, as hall planning will begin in April.

Over 2,200 companies are expected for next year’s IDS, with strong international representation. Organiser Koelnmesse has already received many inquiries from potential new exhibitors from abroad.

In 2015, 2,199 exhibitors from 59 countries and around 139,000 trade visitors from 152 countries attended the show. “According to a representative survey, about 90 per cent of the exhibitors from IDS 2015 are planning to participate at IDS 2017,”said Dr Martin Rickert, Chairman of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers, which co-organises the event.

Koelnmesse announced further results of the independent exhibitor and visitor survey in 2015, according to which 99 per cent of the participating German suppliers had reached their key customers in their domestic market and 82 per cent their key accounts from abroad. Of the foreign exhibitors, 98 per cent had made contact with their international customers and 95 per cent with their German key accounts. About 95 per cent of the exhibitors established new contacts with potential German buyers during the show, while 79 per cent of the German and 98 per cent of the foreign suppliers acquired new international contacts.

Moreover, more than three-quarters of visitors interviewed indicated their intention to visit the 2017 IDS. About 80 per cent of German and foreign attendees rated the exhibition as either very good or good, mainly owing to the comprehensive product range and numerous new products showcased. Overall, 95 per cent of the visitors surveyed would recommend visiting IDS to business partners.

As in previous years, Dental Tribune International (DTI) will be keeping its readers around the globe up to date by providing the latest news from the show. In addition to a daily issue of its IDS today newspaper, which will be published in collaboration with DTI’s German affiliate OEMUS MEDIA, regular e-newsletters will be sent out during the five-day show to ensure comprehensive coverage. Exhibitors interested in print and online advertising for IDS 2017 may consult the DTI Media Kit or contact the DTI sales team directly for special offers.

A review of last year’s IDS can be found here.

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