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Experience the IDS

100 years of IDS "Shaping the Dental Future" makes Cologne the dental capital of the world

IDS was not only taking place for the fortieth time this year, but was also celebrating its 100th birthday. As of 14.03.2023, global industry met at the leading global trade fair in Cologne, exhibiting companies presented the comprehensive update on the state of the art, trade fair participants could hold professional discussions and personal talks with suppliers and partners at decision-making level; all this together made the IDS visit a lasting industry experience and the most important meeting place for the dental family.

We were looking forward to the numerous trade visitors from all over the world who filled not only our halls but also our beautiful cathedral city with vibrant life.

Overview of IDS 2023


Exhibitors from 60 countries


Trade visitors from 162 countries

180,000 m²

Gross exhibition space

10 good reasons to be at the "100 Years of IDS" anniversary event

  • This opportunity is once in a lifetime: "100 Years of IDS – and I am here!"
  • As an international showcase for dental innovations, the IDS presents all proven concepts and products, as well as current new products - in a form more comprehensive than that of any other industry.
  • The IDS has been reliably fulfilling its claim to leadership in the dental trade fair landscape for 100 years as the largest forum of the entire dental community for expert exchange and personal conversations.
  • Seeing and understanding make the IDS so valuable. Visitors experience all concepts and products right up close here. And this is why they can validly evaluate the extent to which a device, a material, etc. is suitable for their practice or their lab.
  • At the IDS, visitors can already sense the trends of tomorrow today. The trade fair, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023, is already pointing the way to the next 100 years. One's own practice and lab can be sensibly positioned on this trend basis.

  • Health consciousness, which has especially increased in the past three years, and the related patient wishes call for clear answers. The IDS is the right forum to enter into a dialogue about this and develop a strategy for the practice or lab.
  • The IDS is an ideal event for team building.
  • The IDS combines internationality with short routes. For visitors from Germany, the Benelux and other neighbouring countries, the renowned trade fair city of Cologne can be reached very quickly. And with the free travel ticket that visitors receive in addition to the admission ticket for the IDS, public transport in the extended network of the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS) and the Rhine-Ruhr transport system (VRR) can be used at no charge.
  • A comprehensive update on the state of the art, technical discussions, personal conversations with customers and partners, team building – all this together makes the IDS visit an experience you will not forget. Every visitor can derive decisions from it that will positively influence daily business.
  • Anyone who has attended the IDS in recent years will confirm that the atmosphere at this trade fair is unique. That can't be described. You have to have experienced it!

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Gala evening to mark the anniversary of "100 years of IDS" at the Flora in Cologne

"Ribbon Cutting" officially opened the 40th IDS

On 13.03.2023 of the International Dental Show IDS, the industry celebrated the 100th anniversary of the leading global trade fair for the dental sector. In the exclusive, historic ambience of the Cologne Flora, national and international decision-makers from industry, trade, media and politics met at a gala evening.

At the beginning of the gala, the 40th IDS was officially opened with a "Ribbon Cutting".

Impressions from 100 years IDS

100 years of IDS has been part of metal ceramic history for decades – and is sustainable for the next 100 years.

Read the press release

You can look forward to IDS 2025

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