IDS 2021

Medicine Dental medicine Medicine technology Ophthalmic optics Health Pharmacy
Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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New dates: IDS 2021 has been postponed to 22 - 25 September 2021.

The International Dental Show, IDS 2021 will return as the premier springboard for developments in the dental medicine sector. During the IDS Cologne 2021 dates, professionals will benefit from quality trade, networking and a rich supporting programme. With consideration for the various travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that may limit attendance, IDS 2021 will incorporate hybrid elements like webinars, online press conferences and meetings, allowing for effective remote participation.

Products are showcased and demonstrated live to much success at IDS. The exhibition covers a broad spectrum - dental drills and materials, disinfectants, cleaners, retention aids and more. With over 2,000 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors from all over the world, the fair is unrivalled in the scope of connection opportunities that it offers. The show floor is the perfect place to create new contacts, generate sales and network with industry leaders.

IDS 2021 will once again attract with an innovative and relevant programme. 3D printing and digital optimisation for dental medicine will feature heavily, while hygiene practices will be an emphasised theme due to the pandemic. The Speakers Corner and The Association of German Dental Technicians Guilds (VDZI) Meeting Point will present cutting edge research and know-how in various areas of dental technology and practice.

The global dental community is looking forward to the 39th International Dental Show, and the most attractive hotels in Cologne are in high demand. Book a hotel for International Dental Show 2021 near Messe Cologne to secure a convenient location for your visit. Our team offers flexible conditions and special room rates for IDS attendees. Request your IDS 2021 hotel offer now and enjoy Cologne with ExpoBeds!


The International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne is the leading trade fair for the dental industry. It takes place once every two years and sets the pace for all related sectors. The upcoming IDS 2021 is scheduled to run on 22 - 25 September.

During the 38th edition of IDS, Messe Cologne received an impressive number of attendees - 2236 exhibiting companies from 58 countries and 155,132 professional visitors from 156 countries. This is an unprecedented success for the event. All indications show that it will be repeated by the 39th IDS.

Who can you meet there

The trade show assembles dentists, dental technicians and laboratories, trade dealers, associations, institutes, experts and graduates. IDS - International Dental Show attracts German and international manufacturers of products related to dental and laboratory practice, infection control and maintenance. They supply everything from furnishing and equipment, through instruments, tools and materials to disinfection devices and protective clothing. Companies specialising in dental aesthetics are also present.

Past editions

What makes it special

The high percentage of international companies and decision makers frequenting the trade show is a guarantee that the 5 days spent at IDS 2021 result in new deals and partnerships. Numerous business meetings are organised via the Matchmaking365 service. Other crucial aspects of the International Dental Show involve market overview and information exchange. The previous edition delved into the impact of digitalisation in the dental sector, innovations in traditional dentistry, 3D printing and integration of systems.

What is new for International Dental Show 2021

IDS 2021 is set to take place in a hybrid format for the first time. In addition to the physical exhibition, the IDSconnect digital platform will offer information on products, live streamed webinars, press conferences, events and matchmaking tools that will facilitate contact between suppliers and their customers from anywhere in the world.

Quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Also called:International Dental Show 2021
Frequency:every 2 years
Next Edition:IDS 2023 
Sectors: Medicine | Dental medicine | Medicine technology | Ophthalmic optics | Health | Pharmacy
Visitors:Tickets for IDS
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 624 German exhibitors in 2017
  • 1612 international exhibitors
  • 65 represented exhibitors
  • 68,447 German visitors
  • 86,685 international visitors
Trade fair location
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Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833

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