Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 7th February, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated today the 21st edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) which is held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AEEDC Dubai, the largest dental conference & exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia and the second largest in the world, is organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, a leading national company, in cooperation with a number of local and international organizations.
Following the opening ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by a number of key officials toured the exhibition area, and he was introduced to the latest medical devices, technologies and equipment put on display by leading local and international companies in the dental field.
After the tour, His highness expressed his delight in the great development and growth that the exhibition is witnessing year after year, and he praised the increase in the number of participating companies this year that has reached to 4,700 companies, representing more than 2000 global brands.
From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, the Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and the Global Scientific Dental Alliance said: “AEEDC Dubai has entered the most exciting phase in the events history of Dubai, as over the past 21 years, it had a flourishing effect on the health, economy, trade and tourism sectors of the UAE which further reflect positively on maintaining sustainable development in addition to encouraging and developing the skills of human force working in the public and private sectors.”
Dr. Al Madani also said: “Today, we are celebrating more than 21 years of achievement and global recognition for AEEDC Dubai, with more than 4,700 exhibiting companies, representing more than 2000 global brands and 48,000 visitors and participants expected to be on board this year from 130 countries. We are also very proud that AEEDC Dubai retains its number one position among the MENASA region and remains to be the 2nd largest dental conference and exhibition in the world.”
“Throughout the years, AEEDC Dubai team, undoubtedly, has won the trust of all our exhibitors and partners. We have partnered with the world’s most exclusive and prominent dental associations, which added more value and flavor to this international conference and exhibition. AEEDC Dubai has also fostered excellent business and trade relations between Dubai and a number of countries.” Continued Dr. Al Madani
From his side, Dr. Tariq Khoory, Honorary Chairman of AEEDC Dubai said: “We are working at AEEDC Dubai on a rigid plan that will make this event the largest dental event in the world. We know that being number one needs a great deal of work and effort, but we are determined that we are capable of achieving it. We are working on increasing the size of the conference yearly and enhancing the conference program to attract more participants, dentists, specialists, experts and visitors.”
Dr. Tariq Khoory continued on saying: “We are confident that AEEDC Dubai is capable of becoming the largest dental conference and exhibition in the world, which will certainly be a great achievement not only for the UAE, but for the entire region.”
AEEDC Dubai represents an ultimate platform for top-notch speakers to share their knowledge, to exchange experience in the dental field, and to gain CME points. The conference agenda includes more than 170 lectures delivered by 150 speakers covering various topics that include: Endodontics, Infection Control, Laser in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry.
AEEDC Dubai 2017 features a number of new scientific activities that are happening for the first time and it includes Digital Dentistry Society Symposium, Oral / Dental Hygiene Symposium , Conventional vs. Innovative Restorative Strategies Symposium, and Emerging Speakers Session. In addition to that, AEEDC Dubai 2017 features also the GCC Preventive Dentistry Conference, AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses, 16 specialized courses & workshops, Poster and Oral Presentations, the 8th AEEDC Student Competition with the participation of 10 universities, the Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting, and the AEEDC Dubai Awards.
The UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2017) will continue until 9th of February 2017, and it is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding. AEEDC Dubai works closely also with a number of strategic partnerships, such as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai.
The event is also officially supported by the Global Scientific Dental Alliance, the Arab Dental Federation, Executive Board of the Health Ministers Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States, GCC Oral Health Committee, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Arab Academy for Continuing Dental Education, and International Association for Orthodontics-IAO.