Final report on the 35th International Dental Show

125,000 visitors from 149 countries – 2,058 suppliers from 56 countries – Visitors even more international and have even more decision-making authority – Sector demonstrates its innovative strength and looks forward to sustained momentum through IDS

The 35th International Dental Show (IDS) posted record-setting results when it closed on Saturday, 16th March 2013, after five days in Cologne. The world’s leading dental trade fair attracted 125,000 trade visitors from 149 countries. That figure represents an increase of six per cent compared to the previous event. Records were also set in terms of the number of exhibitors and the occupied exhibition area. This year 2,058 companies (+5.3 per cent) from 56 countries presented a wide range of innovations, products and services on 150,000 square metres of exhibition area (+3.4 per cent). With 68 per cent of the exhibitors and 48 per cent of the visitors coming from abroad, the fair was also more international than ever before. “The degree to which IDS’s global attraction increases from one event to the next is impressive,” said Dr. Martin Rickert, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI). “Thanks especially to the trade visitors’ high level of internationality and decision-making authority, we expect the positive effects of the fair to continue for the rest of the business year. We’re also expecting sustained growth in the German and international healthcare markets.” Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse, added, “IDS has good reason to consider itself the world’s leading dental trade fair. It provides the perfect conditions for sharing information, communicating and doing global business. The exhibitors were delighted with the large number of excellent business contacts they were able to make, and the visitors were excited by the comprehensive product range, as well as the numerous innovations that were presented.”

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The International Dental Show is held in Cologne every two years. The event is organized by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH (Society for the Promotion of the Dental Industry, GFDI), which is the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI). The trade fair is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.

The next IDS – 36th International Dental Show will take place from 10th to 14th March 2015.