International Dental Show—IDS 2023

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International Dental Show—IDS 2023



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Image: Koelnmesse/IDS Cologne

Event 14 - 18 March, 2023

From 22 to 25 September, the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), held six months later than usual owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, offered the dental industry and dental professionals the opportunity to experience products live and, above all, to socialise with one another in person. This IDS was the first to be held in a hybrid format, so that visitors who were unable to travel owing to restrictions were still able to participate digitally.

A total of 830 companies from 59 countries participated in IDS 2021 in a gross exhibition space of 115,000 m². There were 228 exhibitors and five additionally represented companies from Germany together with 591 exhibitors and six additionally represented companies from abroad. The foreign share of company participation was 72%. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, more than 23,000 trade show visitors from 114 countries attended IDS 2021. Of these visitors, around 57% came from abroad—from Europe, especially Italy, France, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe, as well as from the Middle East and overseas.

IDSconnect, the digital platform of the fair, featured 77 exhibitors from 16 countries with 88 daily contributions and 1,310 minutes of broadcast time.

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The next IDS will take place from 14 to 18 March 2023.

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Impressions from IDS 2021