H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates the 19th Edition of AEEDC Dubai 2015
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 19th 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 2015 witnesses this year a huge participation from a number of regional and international officials, heads of delegation, and representatives from 130 countries, and more than 1,600 exhibiting companies.
Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid toured the exhibition area, and explored the latest medical devices, technologies and equipment displayed by prominent companies in the dental field from around the world. His Highness was delighted by hearing from the exhibitors about the latest technologies and accomplishments that the manufacturing companies had reached in the field of dentistry.
After the tour, His highness expressed his delight in the great success and development that the conference and the exhibition is witnessing year after year. His Highness was impressed by the annual growth that AEEDC Dubai achieves every year, as the exhibition has increased by 15% this year. H.H. was also delighted by the number of companies participating in the exhibition and the number of dentists participating in the conference. His highness assured his great support to this conference and his constant support for it as he expects it to rank the first internationally in the coming years.
From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, the Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai Conference and Exhibition and the Global Dental Scientific Alliance stated that: “AEEDC Dubai retains its number one position among MENASA region and remains to be the 2nd largest in the world. We are also proud that AEEDC Dubai was recognized as a scientific and tourism establishment by 130 countries and it was registered accordingly.”
Dr. Al Madani added: “When we organise a big event with a high scientific value such as AEEDC Dubai, we collaborate with all official, governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Hotels and different touristic sites to provide and facilitate the stay of all the participants coming from all parts of the world. Therefore, we make sure that everything is set and ready to host this big amount of visitors to make their stay in Dubai a memorable experience.”
Al Madani continued: “most of the exhibitors believe that AEEDC Dubai an opportunity to launch their latest innovations in the field of dentistry for the first time. Therefore, most of the companies follow this trend and reveal their latest products during this annual dental gathering as they get a maximum exposure due to the thousands of dentists and technicians attending AEEDC Dubai every year”.
“AEEDC Dubai creates harmony and positive interaction between participants, exhibitors, speakers and buyers, so it’s a winning situation for all parts. Therefore, AEEDC Dubai is the most popular dental gathering globally, especially that large international companies compete to display their latest productions and medical supplies at AEEDC in the coming three days.” Continued Al Madani
Dr. Al Madani also mentioned that the scientific activities at AEEDC Dubai is as vital as the business side. AEEDC Dubai is a renowned educational platform and a good source for credit hours for specialists and dentists. We have also launched the AEEDC personality of the year award back in 2011, which is an international award granted for the most productive person in the dentistry field. The purpose from this award is to encourage all the specialists and dentists working in this industry to be more productive and efficient, and in short time, the award gained high reputation by the international dental associations and has become one of the most prestigious awards in the dentistry field and specialists look forward for it every year.”
Dr. Nasser Al-Malik, Chairman of AEEDC Scientific Committee, commented on the importance of this event saying: “Being part of AEEDC which is the largest dental conference and exhibition in the MENA region and the second largest in the world, we are committed to provide the best in dental education and the latest dental innovations. Over the past 19 years, we worked hard to attract major local and international companies to display their latest products and share their scientific achievements in the field of dentistry. We invite yearly high-profile experts and prominent doctors in the field of dentistry to be part of this prestigious event. AEEDC Dubai offers unique networking opportunities with governmental bodies, distinguished academicians, and industry professionals during the Gala dinner and the three days of the event.”
From his side, Dr. Mohammed Abedin, Scientific Vice Chairman added: “AEEDC Dubai 2015 hosts this year three new international co-operations, that include the Olympic Committee for Sports Medicine, which is having its annual meeting in cooperation with AEEDC 2015 to discuss all the possible aspects of Dental Traumatology. AEEDC will also host the annual meeting of the Arabian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, which will witness top-notch speakers and opinion-leaders in this field. Finally, a symposium dedicated purely to daily aesthetics and functional problems of Implantology by the world-famous DentalXP Implantology platform and that is taking place for the 1st time outside of USA. In addition to this, and because we have already crossed the English speaking boarders, AEEDC has turned towards the French speaking Dental Community this year with 1 full day of in demand topics.”
AEEDC Dubai represents an important platform for reputed speakers to share valuable and up-to-date knowledge, to exchange information in the dental field, and to gain CME points. The conference program will include more than 150 lectures delivered by 150 speakers to cover various topics that include the Endodontics, Infection Control, Laser in Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry.
AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses will be running parallel to AEEDC's conference and will provide advanced and updated theoretical and methodological approaches. Courses will provide systematic and comprehensive knowledge on different current theories, enhance the practical expertise of the dental specialists, and build a knowledge platform among qualified specialists across the globe.
AEEDC Dubai 2015 features a number of intensive scientific activities too, which include: the GCC Preventive Dentistry Conference, AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses, 15 specialized courses & workshops, Poster and Oral Poster Presentations, the 6th AEEDC Student Competition with the participation of 6 universities, the Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting, and the AEEDC Dubai Awards.
On the other hand, AEEDC 2015 Exhibition features this year 17 national pavilions primarily from: Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition highlights the latest medical and dental equipment and innovations, presented by the leading manufacturers and industry leaders.
UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2015) will continue until 19th of February 2015, and is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions - a member of INDEX Holding. AEEDC Dubai works closely with a number of strategic partnerships such as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai and is 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.