Getting Ready for IDS 2011!


All set for IDS 2011

IDS on course to further extend its position as a world leading fair – High exhibitor interest – Once again more than 1,800 exhibitors expected.

There is still well over a year to go before the IDS once again drops anchor from 22nd to 26th March 2011 in Cologne. But already at this stage, organizers are gearing up for the 34th International Dental Show.

The registration forms for the next edition of the world’s largest trade fair for dental medicine and dental technology were mailed in mid-January. Even prior to this Koelnmesse had registered high demand for stand space. Following the extremely successful IDS 2009 with 1,823 suppliers from 56 countries and around 106,000 trade visitors from 136 countries, the organizers are once again expecting a similarly good result for 2011. “According to a representative survey, almost 90 percent of exhibitors at IDS 2009 are planning to participate again at next year’s IDS”, reports GFDI Managing Director Dr. Markus Heibach. “This is the best confirmation of the undisputed status of IDS as the world’s leading fair for the dental world. To that extent, despite the still tense world economic situation, the indications for the further extension of this position are very good.” Oliver P. Kuhrt, Executive Vice-President Koelnmesse GmbH, promises: “We will once again conduct intensive advertising and press activities as well as offer tailor-made services and a range of services for exhibitors and trade visitors to ensure that IDS 2011 will also be a total success for all involved.”

Therefore, once again next year the tried-and-tested provision will be retained: on the first day of the event, in other words 22nd March 2011, the fair is exclusively open to the specialist dental trade and importers thus offering the opportunity for uninterrupted sales negotiations. Next year the International Dental Show will once again occupy Halls 3, 4, 10 and 11 at Koelnmesse, which corresponds to gross exhibition space of 138,000 m². In order to take account of the great influx of visitors, at IDS 2011, as is customary, the South, East and West Entrances at Koelnmesse will be open. In terms of exhibitors, the organizers of the IDS are expecting more than 1,800 companies. In this connection Koelnmesse and the GFDI are not only assuming a very strong interest on the part of German suppliers, but also expecting an extremely high internationality once again. For IDS 2011 enquiries from many potential first-time exhibitors from abroad have been received. In addition, once again more than ten foreign group participations are expected.