Government of Dubai Media Office – 07 June 2021: The Organising Committee of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2021) announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the Guest of Honour for the silver jubilee edition of the event, to be held from 29 June to 1 July, 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Recognised as ‘the largest international annual scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world’, the silver jubilee edition of AEEDC Dubai is set to welcome more than 55,000 visitors and participants from 155 countries. Over 4,000 international brands belonging to more than 3,000 companies will also be present at the event, while the event’s exhibition will see the participation of 18 country pavilions, the largest of which are USA, Italy, Germany, and South Korea.
The scientific programme of the event, organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions - a member of INDEX Holding, features 173 sessions during which 75 professors, doctors, surgeons, lecturers and field professionals will present their latest studies.
The organisation of the in-person exhibition is another testament to Dubai’s status as one of the world’s safest destinations for global events. The emirate’s rigorous globally-benchmarked precautionary protocol regime has enabled it to provide the highest levels of safety for international events.
The participation of Saudi Arabia as the Guest of Honour recognises the country’s key role and contribution to the success of AEEDC Dubai over the last 25 years, the Committee said.
The Committee noted that Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to support the AEEDC Dubai Conference and Exhibition since its inception 25 years ago. Dental professionals and industry representatives from Saudi Arabia have been prominent participants at the event over the years, sharing their rich perspectives on the latest developments in dentistry.
The event has seen a significant increase in the number of attendees and participants from Saudi Arabia in the last few years, the Committee added, noting that close to 100,000 students, exhibitors, specialists and researchers from the country have taken part in the event since its inception.
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and Global Scientific Dental Alliance and Chairman of INDEX Holding, said: “Over the last 25 years, the support and participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has played an instrumental role in the growth of the event. Almost 100,000 participants including specialised doctors, distinguished students, speakers and researchers have taken part in the event’s scientific workshops and conferences.”
"We are honoured to announce the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Guest of Honour at AEEDC Dubai 2021 in recognition of its important role in the success of the exhibition and conference, and in honour of its exceptional doctors, lecturers, speakers, researchers and students who have leveraged AEEDC Dubai’s international platform to highlight the Kingdom’s leading role in the dental industry. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all organisations, unions and universities representing Saudi Arabia for their support for AEEDC.”
Dr. Tariq Al Khoury, Honorary Chairman of AEEDC Dubai, said: “The presence of elite lecturers from Saudi Arabia has always enriched the exchange of scientific knowledge at AEEDC Dubai. The depth of experience possessed by experts from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has truly enriched the event. The number of attendees and participants from the Kingdom, which has included prominent speakers, participants, exhibitors, students and teaching staff from the most prestigious universities in the country, has been increasing each year. Naming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Guest of Honour for this special edition of the event is a token of our gratitude for the contributions of participants from the country to the success of the event."
Dr. Meshari Al-Otaibi, President of Makkah International Dental Conference and Exhibition, expressed his happiness at Saudi Arabia’s choice as the Guest of Honor for AEEDC Dubai 2021. “The annual AEEDC Dubai event has contributed to the development of the dental industry by bringing together professionals from various dental specialties from all over the world under the banner of science over the past 25 years. We are honoured that the Silver Jubilee edition of AEEDC Dubai, the largest annual scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world, is recognising the role played by attendees and participants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the success of the event. This recognition is a source of pride for the Saudi dental sector.”
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Sarhan, Chief Executive Officer, Dental Department, Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group said: “AEEDC Dubai provides a strong and productive platform for building bridges of relationships with the global dental community and learning about the latest developments. We are very proud that Saudi Arabia was been chosen as the Guest of Honour for this edition of AEEDC Dubai. The country’s participation has been a major driver of the success of the event over the years. The Saudi dental community has drawn significant benefits from its participation in this global forum over the years.” Dr. Al-Sarhan thanked the organisers of AEEDC Dubai for their exceptional organisation of the event and called for further cooperation for the benefit of the health sector in the region.
Dr. Khalid Al-Badr, Consultant Orthodontist and former President of the Saudi Orthodontic Society said: “On behalf of the Kingdom’s dental community, I would like to express my pride and happiness at Saudi Arabia being chosen as the Guest of Honour for this edition of AEEDC Dubai. The relationship between the two countries in this field goes back to a quarter of a century ago, when AEEDC Dubai started emerging as a major event for the global dental industry. Its diverse scientific sessions have brought significant new knowledge and learning to the participants. We are proud that AEEDC Dubai has achieved global success as an Arab, Gulf and Emirati event. We wish you continued success in Dubai and look forward to more achievements from the UAE.”
Dr. Deema Al-Shammery, President IADR Saudi Section, said: “I would like to express my pride at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being named as the Guest of Honour for the 25th edition of AEEDC Dubai. Along with dentists from all over the world, we are happy to celebrate the exceptional success of an event whose lofty vision is to serve as a platform for seekers of science and development. The event’s emergence as the world’s largest annual dental conference and exhibition is something we are proud of as dentists in the Arab world and the Gulf region. We wish AEEDC Dubai more success in the years to come.”