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The Midwinter Meeting, the Chicago Dental Society's annual dental conference and tradeshow, consistently ranks amongst the country's top conventions, even earning the distinction as one of the top four medical tradeshows in the US last year, according to Expo magazine. Held February 26-March 1, this year's meeting once again attracted dental professionals from around the world, including approximately 7,000 dentists. Total attendance for the meeting was 31,333, representing a 9 percent drop over the 2008 figures, which were an all-time high in the meeting's 144-year history."I think we all went into this meeting holding our breath a little," Dr. David Kumamoto, CDS president, said, "But the feedback from exhibitors and the number of sold-out courses reveal just how strong our meeting is."Nearly one-quarter of the conference's 240+ courses were sold out, and the vast majority of courses were near capacity.The exhibit floor, which showcased 570 companies, was completely sold out months in advance. The Midwinter Meeting was recently chosen as offering the best cost-to-value benefit of any dental tradeshow in the U.S., according to 66 percent of exhibitors responding to a post-show survey.According to the survey of exhibitors:
While attendance in general declined by 9 percent, a review of the attendance figures shows that the number of dentists attending decreased only by 7% and dental hygienists by 8%.
Below are the attendance numbers for select categories. 2008 figures are listed in parentheses for comparison.
The category showing the steepest decline was dental trade, which includes dental product manufacturers and distributors. This 30% drop was not unexpected, however, as attendance among this group usually falls during years in which the biennial International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, is held.International attendance was 1,457. Although this represented a 26% drop from 2008, it was keeping with a decade-long trend in which international attendances waxes and wanes based on when the IDS is held.
The top five countries most represented at the meeting were:
In comparison, the top five states most represented at the meeting were:
(Click here for the full geographic distribution.)In 2010, the Chicago Dental Society will be moving to the west building at McCormick Place and shortening its meeting to three days. Exhibits and courses will open on Thursday morning and close on Saturday evening. With the new facility in the west building, CDS will also be able to house all courses and exhibits in one building."These changes will make the meeting even more cost-effective and convenient for our attendees and exhibitors," Randall Grove, executive director of the Chicago Dental Society said.The society's new plans have already earned kudos from the Dental Trade Alliance, which called CDS "one of the most forward-thinking [show organizers]".The 2010 Midwinter Meeting will be held in Chicago, February 25-27. More information is available at www.cds.org.Established in 1864, the Chicago Dental Society counts more than 4,000 members in the Chicago area, making it the largest local affiliate of the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. The society advocates for improving oral health care in this country and represents the interests of its members and the public they serve.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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