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38th International Dental Show

March 12-16, 2019

Cologne, Germany

The International Dental show (IDS) in Cologne is the world’s leading trade show and largest biennial international fair for dental equipment. In 2015, the event hosted a new record of 2,201 exhibitors from 56 countries. Approximately 138,500 trade visitors from 151 countries attended the show, up 11% over the 2013 event. The United States was the second largest foreign contingent, only topped by Italy. In 2017, we expect to surpass the 2015 results, with some +200 U.S. exhibitors in three North American Pavilions (Halls 4.2; 2.2; 5.1) recruited by Cologne Trade Shows (CTS) in Chicago and the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA). A list of the U.S. exhibitors is available here.

Our Exhibitor Support Program:

  • Conduct pre-show promotion on your behalf via our Europe-wide network at other U.S. Embassies and Consulates to alert international distributors that you will be at the show, and invite them to visit your booth;
  • Provide information about services we offer to exporters of American-made products, including the possibility to be featured on our official U.S. Commercial Service website in Germany to generate additional business leads, for ad hoc interpreting, market research, follow-up services or logistics assistance;
  • Inform you how to protect new designs you may be showing, and to take expedited action against foreign exhibitors who copy your design and trademarks; please see important information about trademark and design protection at German trade fairs on our website: http://export.gov/germany/TradeShowsEvents/ProtectYourIPRatGermanTradeFairs/index.asp;
  • advise on how to apply for VAT tax refunds; please see information and forms on our website: http://export.gov/germany/TradeShowsEvents/VATRefunds/index.asp;
  • Introduce you to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest Commerce Department "Export Assistance Center" in the United States.

Services for international buyers

Are you looking for innovative U.S. products? For our international visitors, we would be happy to arrange for meetings with our U.S. exhibitors. The U.S. Commercial Service representative will be located in the U.S. Pavilion Lounge in Hall 4.2/N64. Please feel free to just walk in during the show and let us help you find new U.S. products; or sign up in advance of the show by filling out the International Buyer Form.

We look forward to seeing you at IDS 2019!

To Exhibit at IDS

IDS: official website of IDS

Your U.S. Commercial Service Contact

Uta Kirst

U.S. Commercial Service, American Consulate General-Düsseldorf
Willi-Becker Allee 10, 40227 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 737 767-20

Fax: + 49 211 737 767-67

Email: Uta.Kirst@trade.gov


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