DUBAI, 20th December, 2022 (WAM) -- AEEDC Dubai has officially announced the Republic of Korea as the Guest of Honour for the 27th edition of the annual International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition - AEEDC Dubai 2023, the largest international scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world which witnessed more than 60,000 visitors to its last edition.
The announcement was made during the recent Korea International Dental Devices Exhibition in Seoul, Korea, which was attended by Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding, while her was representing AEEDC Dubai Organising Committee.
Anas made the announcement in the company of the Korea Dental Devices Industry Association - KDIA, which represents over 430 member companies including manufacturers and importers.
More than 130 Korean companies are set to participate in AEEDC Dubai 2023, which is also set to host more than 155 countries for three days beginning on February 7th, 2023, in eight exhibition halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre, including seven major conference halls.
Anas Al Madani, stated: "Korea and the Korean Dental Devices Industry Association is a long-standing friend and partner of AEEDC Dubai for more than 15 years now. They have made valuable contributions to the event, and we look forward to welcoming them all as the Guest of Honour for the upcoming AEEDC Dubai 2023."
Korean companies have a long history of attending AEEDC Dubai dating back to 2008. With only nine companies attending initially, Korean participation has grown significantly to reach more than 130 companies partaking annually and covering nearly 3,000 sqm of stands within AEEDC Dubai.
The Korean dental industry has developed in the wider region due to AEEDC Dubai as it has always provided manufacturers a platform to connect with other markets and businesses around the world.
Hoon Taek Lim, Chairman of KDIA, stated: "With the growth of Korean dental industry over the past 15 years, we are happy that AEEDC Dubai has also grown into the world's largest annual dental conference and exhibition. We are very proud that the Republic of Korea has been chosen as the Guest of Honour at AEEDC Dubai 2023 and I think it would be an important example of the rising status of Korean dental brands in the global market. The Korea Dental Devices Industry Association will continue to support Korean dental brands and AEEDC Dubai to grow together."
Notably, Korean dental companies have shown to be prominent with implants from notable brands like Osstem Implant, Dentium, Neobiotech, Dio Implant, Megagen, Dentis, and IBS Implant; and popular with dental imaging from notable brands Vatech and Genoray. Dental implant production is around USD 2 billion a year and ranks as their number one domestic production item. Dental implant exports account for 9.5% of Korea's total medical device exports - approximately USD 340 million.
Korea is also one of the leading countries in the world for medical device market size where production amounts to over USD 11 billion, a figure that has nearly doubled within the last four years. The dentistry profession is one of most admirable professions in Korea where more than 80 percent of Korean dentists can perform implant surgery, one of the highest in any nation.