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Dental Product Exporters To Meet In Canberra

Dental Product Exporters To Meet In Canberra

21st Aug 17

Summary —

The annual Australian Dental Products Exporters Forum to be held in Canberra on 14 September 2017 provides the platform for Australia's dental industry to review collaboration opportunities with stakeholders including Austrade, MTP Connect, the Australian Mande Campaign and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Building collaborative networks amongst the Australian businesses involved in dental product manufacturing and export is the focus of the Australian Dental Products Exporters’ Forum to be held in Canberra on 14 September 2017. The event is convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers.

The research being undertaken within Australia on new and innovative patient treatment options is world-class; however, given the relatively small size of the domestic market to successfully commercial this research businesses need to export. It's in this context that ADIA is so pleased to be hosting this forum that provides a vehicle for business to explore collaboration opportunities that will help them reach new overseas markets.

Participants at the Australian Dental Products Exporters’ Forum will hear from key stakeholders including Austrade, MTP Connect, the Australian Made campaign in addition to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  For more information on the event visit:


Visit The Event Website —

Australia’s dental product manufacturers are exporting merchandise that ranges from medical suction equipment, teeth whitening products, tooth restorative materials to hospital-grade disinfectants. The forum will hear from manufacturers of these products and consider how hioneering new technologies such as 3D printing are being harnessed support local manufacturing jobs.

As many have noted, Australia’s manufacturing sector are in decline whereas Australia’s medtech manufacturing sector is growing thanks to overseas exports. The exiting thing is it is the adoption of pioneering technology such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing that’s driving this.

A major priority of ADIA is to foster the development of Australia’s dental product manufacturing sector. This event is just one small component of an overall strategy that we’ll be launching at the forum.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to to matters associated with supporting Australia's dental product manufacturing sector, ADIA staff responsible for negotiating policy outcomes with government receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers Interest Group.  Member updates are provided at the quarterly series of ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

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Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 21 August 2017 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 


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