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IDEM Singapore 2020 to be staged as a purely online experience after physical event latest to fall victim to COVID-19

In consideration of the circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of IDEM Singapore 2020 are moving the event for this edition to a purely online experience.


"Because we value all participants and wish to honour the dental community's need for continuous education and learning, the Singapore Dental Association, together with Koelnmesse, co-organisers of IDEM 2020, will present the 11th edition of the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM 2020) as a wholly digital experience," said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Pte Ltd.

"We take the progression of the COVID-19 virus pandemic very seriously and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our partners, attendees and the overall dental community. Accordingly, for the 2020 edition of IDEM, we will adapt it into a digital format, so as to align the event to meet suggestions made by relevant authorities and entities."

IDEM 2020 will shift to an online platform for this edition alone, permitting participants from across the globe to safely connect, network and engage. The platform will provide exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their products and solutions and at the same time offer pre-recorded and live streamed conference sessions. Dental professionals can still acquire Continuing Education (CE) Points, verified by the Singapore Dental Council, by viewing pre-recorded and live-streamed educational sessions and lectures.

"Despite the situation we have with a constantly evolving global pandemic, through IDEM Singapore 2020 we still strive to connect with the dental community. With this adapted format, we remain committed to provide adequate courses in a safe and responsible manner and are confident that our attendees worldwide will be able to effectively engage, learn, gain valuable insights and qualify for CE points," said Dr Lim Lii, President of the Singapore Dental Association.

The details of IDEM 2020 digital experience will be put in place over the coming weeks and participants are encoruaged to monitor for updates via the www.idem-singapore.com website.

IDEM 2020 was scheduled to take place at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. IDEM will return to Singapore in its established format for the next edition.

About IDEM Singapore

IDEM Singapore, a specialised dental trade fair accompanied by a professional congress, has developed since its premiere in 2000 into the No. 1 dental event in the Asia-Pacific region.

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