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IDEM Singapore 2016 strives for clinical excellence


The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) Singapore 2016 returns for its 9th edition with a larger exhibition space. The conference theme this year, "Striving for Clinical Excellence", is built upon the common goal of all dentists - both general and specialist - acknowledging the professional journey that learning is never finished and that each practitioner can always do better for a patient's oral health. The conference will be held from April 8th to 10th at the SUNTEC Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With the huge success of the meeting in 2014, there will be a further expansion of 2,000sqm of the exhibition space. For the first time, exhibitors and trade fair visitors can expect to see a larger space for exhibition, scientific and forum sessions, which will be held over levels 3, 4 and 6 of the SUNTEC Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The exhibition will occupy a total of 18,000sqm and is expected to draw in 550 exhibitors and approximately 8,500 participants, an increase of 8% over attendance in 2014.

The main scientific conference will have a roundtable summary on the first and last conference day. In addition, the supporting forums targeted at the three specialist groups, i.e. New Dentists, Dental Technicians and Dental Hygienists and Therapists, will also be returning. Witnessing another first for this year, the Association for Oral Health Therapists (Singapore) has joined as the organising partner for the Dental Hygienists and Therapist Forum.

"Since its inception in 2000, IDEM Singapore has grown by leaps and bounds," said Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, organiser for IDEM Singapore 2016. "There has been a steady increase in the number of participants for this biennial event and as the world's top trade fair organiser, Koelnmesse is proud that our organisation has played a key role in bringing dental healthcare professionals, manufacturers and distributors into a converging point for those who are aiming to become a player in the Asian markets.

"Asia, as a region, with the growing affluence of its population continues to attract interests from various stakeholders and we will strive to continue providing outreach opportunities for dental professionals," Mr Dreyer said.

IDEM Singapore 2016 is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association.

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