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Location: Germany , Köln

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COVID Update


The increase in coronavirus cases has forced organisers to postpone IDS 2021 from its original dates early in the year. The international trade fair for dentistry is now relegated to late September. The new dates are set for September 22nd – September 25th at Koelnmesse.

GFDI - Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH promises a sanitized venue and the very best of COVID-19 prevention measures put in place. The main objective is to restart the industry and give exhibitors the best chances to make sales at the same time. Physical trade events have been affected greatly by the pandemic, but remain quite important in every industry. 

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The International Dental Show or IDS has been staged every two years in Cologne, Germany since 1923. Due to its long history and having been present at the birth of modern odontology, it is the world’s premier trade show for all things dentistry, from medicine to technology. Products include dental instruments, dental medicine, dental medical equipment, technical equipment for dentists, materials, instruments, communication systems, information systems, CAD/CAM, disinfections, implants, pharmaceuticals, and services. As such, you won’t want to miss a great opportunity to upgrade your equipment, interview for a new job, and find new partners and clientele. The trade show is stretched out over five days. 

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IDS is a wonderful networking and knowledge transfer opportunity for fresh graduates and young dentists just starting out, seasoned medical professionals, and equipment manufacturers. There will also be medical technicians, pharmacists, chemists, lab technicians, and industrial engineers. IDS also draws from the education sector, seeing scores of teachers, students, trainees, researchers and more. IDS’s product portfolio includes practical furniture, oral hygiene, dental hygiene, and dental aesthetics. If you’re looking to expand your brand beyond local markets and drum publicity for a new launch or campaign, IDS is the ideal place to do so. 

Did You Know?

Over eighty percent of the visitors at IDS are actively involved in the decision-making process at their practices and companies, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to launch new products. You are also in position to learn a lot more about what’s changing in the industry as IDS focuses on knowledge transfer. There are live demonstrations and classes visitors can attend to enrich their own practices. Professional development is almost unavoidable at this premier dentistry trade fair. Events and segments like the Know-How Tour, the Speakers Corner, and IDS Career Day were all designed for dental professionals to further their skills and careers. Since IDS has been around for so long, you can count on meeting even policymakers at the event. It’s proof of the big impact IDS has on the world.

Your Hotel Room in Cologne

No car? No hotel? No problem – we at Travel 2 Fairs ltd can help you. No matter where you want to stay in the city of Cologne, we will ensure that not only is your hotel budget-friendly, but that it is near a transportation hub such as a train station or a bus stop. We believe that you should spend most of your time doing business rather than stuck in a long commute. If you are in need of an airport transfer for arrival and departure or a rent-a-car for the duration of your stay, we’ll be happy to assist you, too. And don’t worry if you’ve come with a big group of over 20 people –we’re experienced and help you find the top hotel deals in your price range. We make sure to get you the best hotel accommodation for IDS. Just consult with us and see the results in your inbox after 24 hours.  


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