IDEX Istanbul set a new record in foreign visitor numbers
IDEX İstanbul Exhibition, the only international trade fair of the oral and dental health field, is hosting buyer delegations from 75 countries including Europe, Africa, the Balkans, the Gulf States, CIS, and the Middle East.
Organized for the 16th time, IDEX İstanbul Exhibition presents numerous new technologies ranging from painless anesthesia to pain treatment during implant procedures, from preventing swelling and bruising to denture insertion in a single visit.
The 16th Istanbul Oral-Dental Health, Equipment and Materials Exhibition (IDEX Istanbul) presenting new technologies that will end pain and fear in dental treatments has opened its doors at CNR EXPO Yeşilköy. The exhibition will stay open until April 14 showcasing many more new technologies ranging from painless anesthesia to pain treatment during implant procedures, from preventing swelling and bruising to denture insertion in a single visit. IDEX, one of the three largest trade fairs in its field in the region, takes place on 30 thousand square meters area with the participation of 300 companies. Organized by CNR Holding company Pozitif Fairs in collaboration with the Turkish Dental Businessmen Association (DİŞSİAD), IDEX İstanbul is the only international event of the Turkish dental industry. Buyer delegations coming within the scope of B2B Matchmaking Programme from 75 countries including Europe, the Balkans, the Gulf Countries, Africa, CIS, and the Middle East get together with the exhibiting companies.
Foreign companies make 75% of all exhibitors
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, CNR Holding CEO Ali Bulut said that IDEX Istanbul Fair, where 75% of the participants were companies from abroad, holds the record on the highest international participation rate among all the trade fairs organized in Turkey. Emphasizing that the size of the oral and dental health industry was close to 1 billion dollars, Bulut added, "The total exports of medical, oral and dental health and pharmaceutical sectors of our country combined is over 2 billion dollars. We will work harder to make IDEX one of the top two exhibitions in the world in 2020."
The exhibition is expected to create a 150 million dollars trade volume
Stating that there were nearly 100 domestic manufacturers in the industry, DİŞSİAD President Ali Çakır said, "Dental treatment market is growing fast. In addition to National participation of Brazil, Taiwan, Pakistan, China and Korea this year, we have individual participants from 7 different countries. Last year IDEX Istanbul had 100 million dollars of trade volume. This year we aim to increase it to 150 million dollars."
Recep Uslu, the Vice President of Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK), shared his impressions on the exhibition as follows, "The top 5 countries we import from are Germany, USA, Switzerland, China and Italy whereas we export the most products to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Iraq, and Cyprus."
Ali Çakır, DİŞSİAD Chairman, Muharrem Değerli, Istanbul General Tooth Prothesis Technicians and Artisans Chamber (İDTO) Chairman, Celal Korkut Yıldırım, Turkish Dental Association (TDB) President, and Recep Uslu Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) Vice President participated at the opening of İDEX İstanbul Exhibition hosted by CNR Holding Chairwoman Ceyda Erem. The exhibition organized to draw attention to the preventative field in dental health will last until April 14 and can be visited between 10:00 to 19:00.