More than 1,250 companies from over 50 countries have already registered Significantly more confirmations — particularly from abroad — than at the comparable point in the run-up to IDS 2011
Preparations for the 35th IDS – International Dental Show — are running in high gear nine months before the opening of the event. Already over 1,250 suppliers from more than 50 countries have registered for IDS 2013. That is a 13 percent improvement over the comparable point in the preparations for the previous event. More inquiries and registrations are coming in every day. National as well as international interest is higher than it was two years ago. Currently, 18 percent more foreign companies have registered than at the comparable point in time before the last IDS, and for domestic companies the figure is 8 percent higher. As a result, the halls at the Cologne exhibition centre, with a gross exhibition space of around 145,000 m², are already well filled. All together more than 1,900 companies from all over the world, including all of the international market leaders, are expected in Cologne from the 12th to 16th March 2013. GFDI – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI), and Koelnmesse have summed up the situation in a joint statement: This excellent intermediate result already strongly suggests that the International Dental Show’s success story will continue. It impressively underscores the position of IDS as the leading international business and communication platform for the entire dental world. We are especially pleased to note that the trade fair is developing so well internationally, considering the difficult economic situation and the euro crisis. The high level of international participation is underlined by the participation of numerous companies from Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey and the USA. First time exhibitors are coming from all over the world — in particular, the number of exhibitors from France, Italy and Korea has grown.
IDS takes place in Cologne every two years and is organized by the GFDI Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH and the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) and staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.