The online Ticket Shop for the International Dental Show is now open. After you have successfully registered at www.ids-cologne.de and paid the appropriate fee, you can conveniently print out your e-tickets for IDS 2013 from your own computer. With an e-ticket in hand, visitors to IDS 2013 - which takes place from 12th to 16th March 2013 - are in the fast lane for admission into the Koelnmesse halls. That's because they won't have to stand in line at the box office. And visitors who purchase their admission tickets from the online Ticket Shop also benefit from discount prices: A day ticket costs only ¤13 instead of the ¤16 that must be paid at the ticket counters. Admission ticket voucher codes can also be redeemed for free admission tickets at the Ticket Shop. A further advantage of e-tickets is that, like all IDS admission tickets, they are valid for regional public transportation on the VRS (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg) network. That means that ticket holders can travel to the trade fair on the buses, trams and local trains in Cologne and the surrounding region free of charge. Koelnmesse also provides a variety of digital services to help you systematically prepare for an efficient visit to IDS 2013. These include a special IDS app, Business Matchmaking 365, an online schedule planner, an online route planner and, of course, the online exhibitor search that has already been accessible at the IDS website since October.
During the run-up to the event, visitors can use the online schedule planner to conveniently send appointment requests to exhibitors via e-mail, while the online route planner shows visitors the best routes to specific exhibitors. Business Matchmaking 365 is, above all, a communication and business platform that enables visitors and exhibitors to directly contact one another before, during and even after the trade fair.
Visitors who are well-prepared in this way can then use the IDS app to find their way through the exhibition halls when they arrive at the trade fair. The IDS app is available for iPhone, Blackberry and other operating systems. This app will be available to users at the beginning of December free of charge. It is both a catalogue and an innovative navigation system for mobile terminals. It can thus be used to lead visitors directly to desired trade fair stands.
The International Dental Show (IDS) is held in Cologne every two years. It is organized by the GFDI - the Society for the Promotion of the Dental Industry, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) - and staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.