From March 22-26, 2011, the IDS, International Dental Show, will be held once again in Cologne, Germany.
The world's largest trade fair for the dental industry is expected to attract around 1,800 suppliers from 56 countries, who will be presenting a broad range of product innovations and services. In addition to halls 3, 4, 10 and 11, for the first time hall 2 will also be occupied and, as a result, gross exhibition space of 143,000 square metres will be on show. This means that all the occupied exhibition halls smoothly adjoin one another and are accessible over the shortest distance via the South, East and West entrances open for IDS 2011 ensuring that the influx of visitors is distributed as evenly as possible. In addition, the German Dental Association and the Association of German Dental Technicians' Guilds are rounding off IDS with further highlights. The 6th dentechnica Forum is once again making an important contribution for companies in the dental laboratory segment. Here the focus is on dentistry-related themes. On top of this, on 24 March, the much sought-after gold, silver and bronze medals along with the certificates from the 13th Gysi Prize competition will be presented to the winners in an official ceremony. The renowned up-and-coming talent competition organized by the VDZI honours the best dentistry works submitted by trainee dental technicians. Registration and ticket sales are also now available online. The IDS takes place in Cologne every two years and is organized by the GFDI - Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI), and staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.