BDA joins forces with The Dentistry Show

22 September, 2017 / infocus

The BDA is joining forces with The Dentistry Show to launch a brand new dental conference and exhibition in May 2018.

The new event will see the BDA Conference and Exhibition combine with CloserStill Media’s The Dentistry Show to form the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. The new event, which will take place on 18-19 May 2018 at the NEC means the two events are no longer in direct competition with each other.

In recent years, the BDA Conference and The Dentistry Show have occupied consecutive weeks on the calendar, with some dental companies being forced to choose which one to attend.

This collaboration with our friends at CloserStill Media will take our landmark event to the next level.

Pater Ward, BDA chief executive

The new event will be free to enter, with the joint organisers expecting in the region of 11,000 visitors over the two days.

BDA Chief Executive Peter Ward said: “We’re committed to offering our members and this profession the biggest and best event in the dental calendar. This collaboration with our friends at CloserStill Media will take our landmark event to the next level.

“Our British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show is now the one date every dentist needs in their diary. And we’ve opened the doors to the whole profession, to give them all access to the latest innovation, education and quality CPD.

“Our members are our number one priority. On top of one unmissable national conference, we are working to ensure they have access to more exclusive events in more locations across the UK.”

Alex Harden, Event Director of The Dentistry Show said: “This is an exciting investment for us all. Between us, the team now running The Dentistry Show and The BDA Conference have been responsible for running some of the UK’s fastest growing events over the last two decades. Our combined experience, sector knowledge and significant commercial and marketing resources will be focused on delivering for both exhibitors and the audiences for these powerful brands.”

This announcement comes just under a year since George Warman Publications announced that it had agreed to buy the rights to the BDIA Dental Showcase event that is held in October every year.



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