CloserStill Media, organiser of the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS), and the co-located Dental Technology Showcase (DTS), has taken the decision to postpone both events until 2021. The 2020 event will now take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of May 2021 at the Birmingham NEC in hall 5.
Martin Woodrow, Chief Executive of the BDA, commented: “It’s a real shame that we can’t hold what would have been an excellent conference and exhibition this year, but in the circumstances, postponing the 2020 event has to be the right thing to do and I’m sure the 2021 event will be bigger and better than ever!”
Meanwhile, DLA President Steve Campbell said: “Given the current situation, the DLA believe moving the show to May 2021 is the right thing to do and we support that decision, and really look forward to what will be a fantastic event for all involved!”
The event organisers in the meantime will be focusing on how they can support the profession as they prepare to return to their practice and resume some normality during a very testing time for dentistry.
Alex Harden, Event Director for both BDCDS and DTS, stated: “In difficult times like the one that affects us today across the globe, it is important to remember the primary objective of trade shows: a trade show is above all the opportunity for the market to meet, learn and collaborate together. The safety of our communities is of paramount importance. The events industry supports businesses of all sizes and the economy in general. BDCDS and DTS are part of this and we will overcome all obstacles so our annual meeting fulfils this mission, stronger together. We would like to thank you for your patience and continued support during these difficult times and trust you and your families are safe and well.”