SINGAPORE: The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM), the leading dental exhibition and conference in the Asia-Pacific region, is finally back to its in-person format. This year, the event will be held from 7 to 9 October at Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore under the theme “Building Resilience in Dentistry”. Organised by Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association (SDA), IDEM 2022 will feature over 30 scientific conference sessions, including hands-on workshops, a full-day masterclass and exhibits complemented with hybrid elements to ensure a holistic experience for all participants.
“As organisers of IDEM, we are excited to bring back the exhibition and conference in-person after four years. While continuing education has been ongoing digitally, based on feedback we have received from our partners, exhibitors and delegates, the in-person experience cannot be replaced. A physical event will ensure that participants will once again get to connect face-to-face with speakers, exhibitors and peers to learn about the latest developments in dentistry,” said Mathias Kuepper, the managing director of Koelnmesse.
This year, participants to IDEM 2022 can look forward to a comprehensive and exciting event programme. This includes a full-day SDA Masterclass that will feature a lecture, titled “Implants in Stage III and IV periodontitis patients: Benefits and risks”, delivered by Prof. Maurizio Tonetti from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
The trade exhibition will take place in a 14,000 m2 exhibition hall and will showcase approximately 500 exhibiting brands from over 30 countries, including more than 40 new international exhibiting companies participating for the first time in IDEM. In addition, the exhibition will host long-standing pavilion partners from Germany, Switzerland and the US as well as returning and new sponsors.
Attendees can also look forward to a symposium held by the Association for Oral Health Therapists (AOHT) in Singapore in collaboration with IDEM. The symposium will bring together two cornerstone events, the AOHT annual congress and IDEM’s Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum.
New IDEM highlights
IDEM 2022 will feature an exclusive on-site Singapore Speaker Series covering a carefully curated selection of topics on comprehensive, conservative approaches to dentistry.
“We have curated a slew of exciting conference sessions for IDEM 2022 and are excited to introduce one of the brand-new programmes, the Singapore Speaker Series, to showcase our local speakers. The IDEM conference will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the latest in clinical research and pick up practical skills as well,” noted Dr Lawrence Yong, president of SDA.
Additionally, the event will provide IDEM360+, a new digital community platform that offers participants more opportunities to network, connect, share and learn information before and after IDEM 2022. IDEM360+ enables participants to do business matching, find networking opportunities with the on-site lead generation feature, book meeting slots, watch on-demand content and more. IDEM360+ also marks a shift towards sustainability for IDEM. In a bid to reduce bulk printed materials, the IDEM360+ digital platform and application will be used as an all-in-one tool for scheduling and navigating the event.
Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to experience the Innovation Arena, a novel initiative that aims to nurture young companies to grow with IDEM and assist even those in the non-dental sectors to expand their network at IDEM 2022. The Innovation Arena will feature insightful presentations showcasing the latest innovations and products targeted at the dental market.
More information about the event can be found here.