Government of Dubai Media Office – 06 February 2022: The UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai 2022 has generated record-breaking business deals worth $3.9 billion. The high volume of deals reflects the event’s success in providing a platform for the global dental industry to build partnerships and create strong long-term business networks.

The three-day conference and exhibition, which brought together oral health practitioners and producers from around the world, showcased the latest innovative technology and provided companies in the industry an opportunity to forge long-term deals and joint investments to serve the needs of local, regional, and international markets.

AEEDC Dubai attracted 66,000 participants from 155 countries and showcased 4,800 state-of-the-art products from 3,600 major dental and public health companies in the field of oral hygiene and dentistry. The event featured a total of 22 official country pavilions. The exhibition and conference also saw several dedicated training courses, workshops, and student poster competitions.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and the Global Scientific Dental Alliance, and Chairman of INDEX Holding, stated, “We are proud of the successes generated by the event over the years, which reflect the UAE’s role in creating new opportunities for global industries and the support it has extended to the growth and innovation of the international medical sector. The exceptional volume of direct and subsidiary deals worth $3.9 billion concluded at the event validates the global community’s confidence in the UAE as a venue for industry events. These deals, which were struck between participating companies, health institutions, clinics, and hospitals, were driven by market demand for innovation, and the growth in public and private sector budgets for serving health services and disease prevention requirements, especially after the challenges experienced by health and medical institutions during the pandemic.”

“Governments across the world have realised that health and medical institutions are vital to the economy and society and must be developed with state-of-the-art approaches, equipment and continuing education for administrative, medical, and technical staff. The pandemic showed us the importance of raising the sector’s preparedness to face all challenges,” he added.

In its 26th year, AEEDC Dubai 2022 witnessed massive participation from around the world. The vast space in the Dubai World Trade Centre spanning 44,760 square meters across eight exhibition halls and conference halls was sold out. The event saw many new medical alliances between global players who showcased innovative new approaches to diagnose and treat patients and provide them with the highest quality of medical care.

On the third day of AEEDC Dubai 2022, the organising committee held a ceremony to honour the participating exhibitors with awards for the best pavilion, best poster presentation, best representative section of the country, and the best speaker and researcher.

Dr. Abdul Salam further said: “The 26th session of AEEDC Dubai witnessed an incredible turnout from all over the world. The event has impressed everyone by exceeding the expectations of the global medical community, which has encouraged them to book larger exhibition space for the next year.”

The final day of AEEDC Dubai 2022 witnessed the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions and The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply, and Technology Management. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani and Dr. Amr Mohammed Hilal, General Coordinator of Africa Health, Commissioner for the President of the Unified Procurement Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

AEEDC Dubai, which will hold its next event in February 2023, is organised annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding. The event is supported by Dubai Health Authority, Scientific Global Dental Alliance, Dental Federation, Executive Board of the Health Ministers Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States, Gulf Health Council, Riyadh Elm University, Arab Academy for Continuing Dental Education, Saudi Dental Society, Saudi Orthodontic Society, Saudi Prosthodontic Society, International Association for Dental Research, The Greater New York Dental Meeting and Manitoba Dental Association.