The 15th Istanbul Dental Equipment and Materials Exhibition - IDEX Istanbul, one of the three world's largest exhibitions in its field, was held at CNR Expo Yeşilköy with the participation of over 1000 brands representing 312 companiesdisplayed on a 25.000 sqm area. The exhibition organized between 12-15 April made a mark with the record-breaking number of participants, the size of the exhibition area, as well as the commercial deals made. In the exhibition displaying the latest technological products of the industry, commercial deals worth $500 million were made with an increase of 20% compared to the previous year.
16.152 visitors of which 1.645 were international, attended IDEX Istanbul Exhibition hosting breakthrough technology and services in the oral and dental health industry. The exhibition where there was a 33% increase in the number of international visitors, has welcomed professionals from over 60 countries including Europe, the Balkans, the Gulf States, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States within the context of B2B Matchmaking Program of Procurement Committees supported by the Ministry of Economy. Buyers from abroad made new business deals with the exhibiting companies through the bilateral talks.
The "Dental Tribune Turkey Symposium" organized with the corporation of DTI, the world's most extensive dental press media network, CNR Holding, and DİŞSİAD received great interest this year. 1,712 people among which included dentists, dental technicians, and dental assistants closely followed the symposia during the exhibition. In this congress and symposia regarded as highly crucial for the oral and dental health industry, innovations and developments were addressed in detail in the fields of application created in the exhibition area. At the congress and symposia, world's most prominent academics and experts gave presentations on the innovations to the industry workers and students.
24 national and international speakers have covered 21 different topics during the four-day-long congress held in 24 sessions.
"We love our Teeth; We Visit our Dentist" project conducted by the Association of Dynamic Dentists and sponsored by DİŞSİAD was also carried out during the Exhibition. The goal of the project is to prevent any fear of dentists and dental visits that could occur in children at an early age. Within the scope of the project, children between the ages of five and ten were first informed on oral health in an environment specially prepared for them and later they were allowed to give a dental examination to each other.
20.000 square-meter has already been reserved for IDEX 2019 and 5.000 square-meter new additional hall allocated for upcoming sales activities in order to satisfy the huge demand from both domestic and foreign markets.