Business deals worth $156.4 million sealed during 20th Dubai Derma - GulfToday

Business deals worth $156.4 million sealed during 20th Dubai Derma


Dubai Derma has attracted over 27,236 visitors from 110 countries.

The 20th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition ‘Dubai Derma’, concluded on a high note at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Thursday. The show witnessed over $156.4 million worth of business deals  over the past three days.

Under the theme ‘Skin Health is our Concern’, the annual global skincare gathering in Dubai, brought leading skincare specialists, top surgeons and physicians from across various countries under one roof to explore the latest technological advancements and medical treatments for different types of skin diseases.

Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman, Dubai Derma and Chairman of INDEX Holding, said, “The success of ‘Dubai Derma’ is a reflection of the UAE’s pioneering position as the ideal place to hold conferences, exhibitions, and world-class meetings. We are very proud of the success the 20th edition of ‘Dubai Derma’ has witnessed, as the number of visitors exceeded the expected number and reached 27,236 visitors from 110 countries, and it gives us immense pleasure to announce that the event concluded with over $156.4 million worth of business deals signed over the past three days, which is a 15 per cent increase from the 19th edition. This confirms that ‘Dubai Derma’ is not only considered an instrumental event for professors, doctors, lecturers and specialists, but it is also a significant platform for international, regional and local companies and brands to seek and nurture business opportunities and long-term partnerships and connections.”

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While commenting on the COVID-19 vaccine’s association with dermal fillers, Dr Galadari said, “The effect of the COVID-19 vaccine on fillers injected in the face is extremely rare and uncommon. The concern of swelling of injected areas should not be a cause for refusing to get the vaccine.” “The effect is mainly a slight swelling of the injected area, and it should not cause any concern as it is a natural response. Vaccines affect the body’s immune response. This effect on the immune system makes it react to areas where foreign materials are present. This is an uncommon reaction that is transient and can be easily treated. Interestingly, hypertension medications known as ACE inhibitors seem to reverse the reaction. So, get your vaccine shot,” he said in conclusion. The third and last day of the conference discussed many key topics such as artificial intelligence in Dermatology, Filler Injections, Controversies in Laser Hair, Laser Therapy for Pigmented Lesions, and much more.

Dubai Derma is annually organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, in cooperation with the Arab Academy of Dermatology and Aesthetics (AADA).

Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai Department of Information officially inaugurated the 20th edition of Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference & Exhibition ‘Dubai Derma’ on Tuesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The three-day event is attended by top-tier doctors, specialists, experts and leading companies.

Dr Galadari said, “The Dermatology and Cosmetic surgery field is witnessing rapid growth, and we’re seeing new technologies and products emerge faster than seen in any other field. Additionally, the value of the Dermatology and Cosmetic industry is worth Dhs20 billion, which cover cosmetic products, cosmetic machines and tools, and cosmetic surgery. Now, more than ever, it is essential for professionals to have a platform that facilitates the exchange of knowledge, and helps them conjoin as a community to enhance their expertise, and allow them to better cater to patients everywhere, and this is what Dubai Derma provides.”

This year exhibition attracted more than 350 exhibiting companies representing more than 500 international brands, where over 14,500 doctors, specialists and experts to explore and delve into the latest technologies and innovations in the field of Dermatology and Laser.

Ajman CSR Centre: Ajman CSR Centre, an organisation affiliated to Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ajman Chamber), has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ajman Specialty General Hospital, with the agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two entities for the benefit of Ajman Chamber members.

The MoU was signed at Ajman Specialty Hospital by Nasser Al-Dhafri, CEO of Ajman CSR Centre, and Fatima Al Muhairi, Acting Director General of Ajman Specialist Hospital, with the signatories undertaking to work together to implement pioneering community initiatives, share their expertise and provide mutual support to enhance the visions and directions of both parties.

Under the terms of the MoU, Ajman Specialty Hospital will provide health services and special discounts for Ajman Chamber companies and businesses that are approved by Ajman CSR Centre. The agreement also provides for the hosting of awareness programmes and educational workshops for targeted workers in the private sector to increase health awareness in society, in line with the vision of the Emirate of Ajman for a ‘a happy society that contributes to building a green economy, stimulated by a distinguished government in harmony with the spirit of the union.’


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