The 16th edition of the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition concluded today after three days of tremendous success with a consensus from all its visitors, participants, and speakers that Dubai Derma has surpassed all expectations and witnessed a great success.
The event succeeded to attract over its 3 days 12,500 visitors and participants.
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma said, "Dubai Derma succeeded over the past 16 years to successfully attract thousands of doctors, professors, specialists and technicians working in the field of dermatology and skincare to Dubai. We are proud that Dubai Derma today is the largest specialised event in this field in the MENASA region, and we will work diligently to acquire the number one in the world in the coming few years."
He announced that the number of business deals sealed during the past three days surpassed AED 330 Million. He also said, "Exhibiting companies achieved a 10 per cent increase in their business during Dubai Derma this year compared to last year. For this reason, companies are always looking forward to participate in Dubai Derma not only for the motivating revenue but also to achieve the maximum exposure for their products and machines in the regions markets."
Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Fouzan, Secretary General of the Pan Arab League of Dermatology, recounted the high praise he received from the participants for the high quality of the scientific lectures and sessions, which is due to the extreme efforts put by the scientific committee presided by Dr. Hassan Galadari, who worked hard to only pick the best and latest topics, papers, speakers, which led to the conference coming out on this level.
On the sidelines of the conference and the exhibition, Dubai Derma Night along with the celebration of 25 years of success of INDEX Conference and Exhibitions took place yesterday at Al Meydan Hotel in Dubai.
The night was attended by Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador in INDIA and by Abdullah bin Souqat, the Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, and a number of international dignitaries and top-notch speakers from all around the world.
Dubai Derma night included a number of recreational and cultural shows, gaining admiration of all the attendees who expressed their delight about all the presentations and accompanying entertainment shows. The ceremony also witnessed the handout of several awards by scientific committee, given to prominent personalities in the industry.
Dubai Derma Personality of the Year Award was given to Dr. Ibrahim Galadari for his outstanding contributions to the dermatology and skincare profession. On the other hand, INDEX Special Award was awarded to Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador in INDIA and to Abdullah bin Souqat, the Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, for their great support for INDEX over the years to deliver prestigious events that eventually adds value to the economy of the UAE.
Dubai Derma is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and it is held in collaboration with the Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics, Pan Arab League of Dermatology and the GCC League of Dermatologists; and the event is supported by Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority. Dubai Derma is organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions - member of INDEX Holding.