International Dental Show Cologne

IDSconnect: The new digital event platform of IDS

COLOGNE, Germany: In 2021, IDS is going hybrid, which means that more participants than ever before will attend the largest trade show in the dental industry from the comfort of their homes and not in person, owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions. To provide a digital enhancement to the classic physical event, the free platform IDSconnect intends to maintain IDS’s extensive international reach together with a successful on-site trade fair experience.

At a trade fair or in day-to-day commercial business, a company’s success is based on three essential building blocks: inspiration, interaction and business. IDSconnect provides innovative opportunities for you to reduce the effects of any current deficit in these crucial elements. Extensive features enable you to reach more potential customers easily, to experience trends and lectures on-demand, and to establish valuable contacts—from anywhere in the world.

The experience starts in the Lobby, where users find an overview of all the features as well as initial recommendations for relevant contacts, exhibitors, and upcoming scheduled trade fair items. Features include top experts on stage presenting on industry-relevant topics live from Cologne or streaming from locations throughout the world. The IDS Main Stage is the central platform for the official event programme of IDS 2021. This is where to find insight and motivation in the many presentations and official side events. Let yourself be inspired by the visionary programme.

The area Exhibitors and Products represents the exhibition hall. From there, users have access to the booths of the various exhibitors in so-called Showrooms in which relevant information about the exhibitor’s company, products and services will be provided. On the Product Stage, exhibitors will present product innovations and highlights live to the audience. Alternatively, these can be watched later on demand.

At a Virtual Café, visitors, exhibitors, top decision-makers, purchasers, industry experts, and media representatives can come together to chat and network. In terms of networking, the Discovery Graph ensures networking with new contacts and achieving a direct exchange of ideas via the communication centre.

More information about IDSconnect can be accessed here.

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