Approximately 30 thousand foreign visitors from 90 countries met at IDEX, the 18th Istanbul Oral and Dental Health, Devices and Equipment Fair.
According to the statement made by the Dental Equipment Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (DISSIAD), Istanbul Oral and Dental Health, Devices and Equipment Fair IDEX, which is described as the global showcase of the oral and dental health materials sector, which has reached an economic volume of $1 billion, opened its doors at the Istanbul Expo Center.
With 25 thousand foreign visitors last year, the event, which became the specialization fair that hosts the most foreign buyers in Turkiye, is visited by approximately 30 thousand foreign sector professionals from 90 countries this year.
A total of 500 companies, 122 of which were foreign exhibitors, exhibited their latest technology products to the world markets.
The world’s leading dentists will also make workshops and presentations at the fair, which will last for four days, organized by DISSIAD Fair and Congress Company. IDEX has the distinction of being the second largest exhibition in the world in terms of both exhibitors and visitors.
Year-end export target of $250 million
DISSIAD President Erkan Ucar, whose views are included in the statement, stated that the domestic production rate in the sector has reached 20% from 8% in the last four years.
Ucar said, “Our industry, which has reached an economic volume of $1 billion, closed last year with $200 million of exports. We aim to achieve at least $250 million of exports this year. The trade volume that we foresee at our IDEX exhibition will be the driving force in achieving this goal.
Turkiye is in an effort to reduce foreign dependency in the health sector, as it is in every field. We continue to work towards this goal. Our country is taking firm steps towards becoming a global player in the field of oral and dental health equipment production.”
IKMIB President Adil Pelister said, “We follow IDEX closely, which has proven its success in industrial and commercial terms. It is a fair that stands out with its value per kilogram, especially in exports. We will continue to support the dental industry. We organize national participation organizations in cooperation with DISSIAD in Germany and Dubai. In the near future, we may organize commercial procurement committees in Istanbul.”
Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz