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(25 March 2025 - 29 March 2025 )
Location: Germany , Köln
Organizer: Koelnmesse GmbH

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IDS 2025 will be a live trade exhibition without implementing strict coronavirus safeguards. This is due to the country removing its pandemic restrictions. IDS 2024 will occur in Messe Cologne between the 25th and 29th of March 2025.


The International Dental Show or IDS (IDS Köln) is among the dental industry’s leading trade shows. It is one of the prime meeting locations for professionals in the sector. The event is also the most pivotal hub for learning valuable information about dentistry. Founded in 1923, IDS is a biannual event that occurs in Messe Cologne.

Because of its importance, the event attracts a diverse group of professionals. For instance, IDS Köln’s besucher (visitors) includes recent graduates, young dentists, experienced medical professionals, and equipment manufacturers. The fair also gathers dental technicians, pharmacists, and industrial engineers. IDS additionally attract teaching professionals, trainers, researchers, and trade dealers. Associations, various institutes, medical experts, importers, and service providers also attend the fair. So do practice staff, dental laboratories, and others.

IDS is a high-profile event with high attendance numbers. For instance, one edition received over 23 000 trade visitants and 830 exhibitors. 72% of visitors and 57% of exhibitors were from abroad, including from countries such as Austria and the United States. The total gross exhibition area of the event is 115 000 m2.

About IDS in Köln

IDS’ support programme is quite comprehensive, which helps in completing various goals. One of the main events is the exhibition. It presents products and services that cover a broad spectrum. These include dental materials, antiseptics, cleansers, retention support, and instruments. IDS’ support programme also includes ample opportunities to expand one’s specialist knowledge. One such sub-event is the Know-How Tour. It allows attendees to observe the best practices used in leading dental clinics. Another sub-event that enables attendants to expand their knowledge is the VDZI area. It is where the Association of German Dental Technician Guilds provides information. The pavilion also grants recognition in the form of the Gysi prize. The BZAK, or German Dental Association Pavilion, likewise provides specialist expansion opportunities. It focuses on the latest dental technology and infection prevention developments. Attendants can also learn the newest know-how at the Speakers Corner. Young graduates can also look forward to IDS Career Day. This is where such attendants can learn about companies searching for additions.

IDS’ exhibitors include leading companies such as:

  • Avident;
  • Beyond International;
  • C-Tech Implat;
  • Carima;
  • Sifary;
  • Corus;
  • Keystone Industries;
  • Medit Corporation;
  • Miele;
  • SycoTec;
  • Takaro Belmont Corporation.

Attendees who visit the fair represent the education, medical, healthcare, pharmacy, laboratory technology, and dental industries.

IDS Köln Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for IDS Köln before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Messe Cologne and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

IDS 2021

IDS Köln 2021 occurred as a hybrid trade exhibition in Messe Cologne between the 22nd and 25th of September 2021. It received 830 exhibitor firms from 59 countries and more than 23 000 trade visitants from 114 nations. 72% of the visitants and 53% of the exhibitor firms were from countries such as Switzerland and Austria. The event consisted of an in-person exhibition and a digital platform. Attendants were able to learn about many novel solutions and engage in face-to-face communication. Many attendants used the digital platform to find potential new connections. The event was one of the most pivotal editions, according to participants. Due to its success, organisers will proceed with organising the 2023 rendition.


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