IDS 2023

Medicine Dental medicine Medicine technology Ophthalmic optics Health Pharmacy
Mar 14, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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IDS 2023 will be held from 14 to 18 March in Messe Cologne. The upcoming 40th International Dental Show is awaited by the dental sector for the plethora of networking, marketing and procurement opportunities it represents. By taking part in IDS Cologne 2023, dental professionals will get a full overview of the unmissable industry trends and product premieres, plus information on best practices, current developments and research findings.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in structural changes for the previous IDS Cologne, with the edition becoming the first hybrid International Dental Show. Approximately 830 exhibitors from 59 nations and over 23,000 visitors from 114 nations gathered together in Cologne to discuss the advancements in dentistry and to explore innovative dental technology. Meanwhile, professionals who were unable to attend in person accessed the event digitally through the IDSconnect platform. The platform made a welcome addition to the IDS experience and will remain a beneficial feature of IDS 2023.

Some of the highlights at IDS Cologne 2023 will include new solutions concerning periodontal prophylaxis, aesthetic dental restorations, aligner therapy, as well as dental AI applications.

As the world's leading event for the dental industry, IDS Cologne receives a very international audience - according to the latest statistics, dental experts from 114 countries came to Cologne to join the 39th IDS trade fair. The International Dental Show 2023 expects a significant increase in the number of participants. Hotels near Messe Cologne are heavily booked for the IDS 2023 dates and the accommodation options are limited at short notice. This is why we at ExpoBeds advise you to book a hotel for IDS Cologne 2023 well in advance. Reserve your rooms today via our online booking tool, or request a personalised offer and our team will send you a list of IDS 2023 hotel suggestions matching your needs.


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 2023 is scheduled to run on 14 - 18 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 the upcoming IDS 2023 has similar potential.

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 2023 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 2023

IDS 2023 is set to take place in a hybrid format. 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 2023
Frequency:every 2 years
Next Edition:IDS 2025 
Sectors: Medicine | Dental medicine | Medicine technology | Ophthalmic optics | Health | Pharmacy
Visitors:Tickets for IDS
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration

Important facts

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

Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833

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