Coronavirus Postpones IDEM 2020

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Singapore’s IDEM 2020 postponed until June due to coronavirus

The organisers of Singapore’s 11th IDEM 2020 have issued a statement today (28th February). Following guidance from Singapore's Ministry of Health and to address the concerns of all stakeholders about holding IDEM on 24-26 April 2020, Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association, the co-organisers of IDEM 2020, have postponed the event to Friday – Sunday, 19 – 21 June 2020.

“The health of all IDEM participants is of great importance to us and we are putting their wellbeing first by delaying the event,” said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd.

“We are grateful for the understanding and ongoing commitment of our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and conference speakers, not to mention the participants and attendees that have enabled us to postpone IDEM."

Dr Lim Lii, President of the Singapore Dental Association, agreed: “In light of the current situation, it is important for us to make decisions in the best interests of our attendees, and we will continue to listen to and work closely with our partners to create a successful event.

“We are optimistic that the current Covid-19 virus outbreak will be temporary, and we believe that it is in the interests of the dental industry to resume businesses as quickly as possible after the present crisis has been addressed.”

Andrew Phua, Director for Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board, added: “We are committed to standing by our MICE industry to provide the support required, and we believe that Singapore’s reputation as a preferred destination for MICE events remains strong. The health and safety of locals, visitors and industry partners remain a priority and we are working closely with Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd to support the continued success of IDEM 2020.”

IDEM, the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting is Asia Pacific’s leading exhibition and scientific conference for dentistry.