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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (3rd from left) and Dr Burton Conrod at the Inauguration Ceremony in Dubai in March. (DTI/Photo Index Conferences & Exhibtions)
Daniel Zimmermann, DTI

By Daniel Zimmermann, DTI

Mon. 16. March 2009

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Dentists from the Middle East and North Africa will soon be able to benefit from collaboration between the FDI World Dental Federation and the AEEDC meeting in Dubai. In early March, the AEEDC’s Executive Chairman Abdul Salam Al Madani and the President of the FDI Dr Burton Conrod signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to provide registered members of the FDI and AEEDC with Continuing Education Programmes. Agreements were also closed between the AEEDC and dental associations in Iraq, Iran, and other Arab and Asian countries, which will allow more dentists to participate in AEEDC Dubai in 2010.

“AEEDC Dubai managed to impose itself as a strong competitor in holding high profile conferences and exhibitions,” Dr Conrod said. “It provides an excellent opportunity for dentists in the Gulf Region to update their skills and knowledge while networking with colleagues from around the world.”

AEEDC Dubai is one of the largest dental events in the Middle East. The most recent show boasted 20,000 trade visitors of whom 6,000 were conference attendees, according to a press release. An industry review also revealed that new contracts worth US$300 million were signed between exhibitors and local dealers.

AEEDC ranks fifth in the dental meeting survey conducted by the organisation international dental manufacturers (idm). In 2007, the AEEDC organisers hosted the FDI Annual World Dental Congress.

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