COLOGNE, Germany: Nine months before the International Dental Show (IDS), approximately 1,400 exhibitors from 46 countries have already signed up to participate. This represents a 7 per cent increase compared with the same time point before the last IDS in 2013.

According to the organisers, the exhibition space of 150,000 m2 is already quite full. The Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers, and Koelnmesse commented in a joint statement: “Companies are opting at an increasingly early stage to participate in IDS in order to secure stand space and to be actively involved. The excellent interim result underlines the position of IDS as the leading international business and communication platform for the entire international dental industry.”

Owing to these positive developments, the organisers are expecting significant interest in IDS 2015 from the international dental industry, inspired by the record results of IDS 2013. Once again, they expect more than 2,000 companies from around the world to participate, including all international market leaders.

With 2,058 exhibitors from 56 countries and a foreign proportion of 68 per cent, as well as more than 125,000 visitors from 149 countries (48 per cent), IDS 2013 set record highs in all exhibition figures.