- Over 28 educational sessions and 18 plenary lectures on the latest dermatology trends and treatments were led by industry leading practitioners from across the region and globe
- Asia’s only joint therapeutic and aesthetic dermatology Conference & Exhibition, Asia Derma, concludes its enhanced second edition in Singapore
Asia Derma, the only Asia Pacific Dermatology and Aesthetic Conference & Exhibition of its kind, has successfully concluded its enhanced second edition. Graced by guest of honour Professor Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef, Director at SingHealth Duke-NUS, the event took place between 31st October and 2nd November 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore.
The event successfully introduced the ‘Derma Business Hub’ for the first time, a platform where buyers and exhibitors could connect and build industry relationships. Over 130 meetings took place, where buyers and brands from all over the world met to discuss the needs and opportunities in their respective markets. Asia Derma facilitated the exchange by hosting pre-selected buyers from APAC countries – including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam – and set up meetings to help exhibitors reach out to new distributors and clinic owners. Sherina Timms, Director of Corvico International Singapore affirms, “The Asia Derma Conference was a great experience as visitors are relevant audiences targeted by brands like us. The Derma Business Hub brought together like-minded buyers, exhibitors and practitioners seeking fresh and innovative products, which led to productive meetings and the building of strong industry relationships.”
Over 900 Conference delegates and trade visitors attended the during the three-day event. Delegates attended talks by close to 60 different speakers covering a myriad of topics on the latest treatments and advancements in therapeutic and aesthetic dermatology. Visitors to the Exhibition were given demonstrations of the latest products and devices from over 100 leading, innovative brands in the aesthetic and dermatological industry. The 2019 conference saw an increase in attendees from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea respectively.
The Conference, themed ‘Towards evidence-based medicine’, saw strong interest and representation from across the region. Leading professionals chairing academic sessions came from all over the world, including 17 speakers from Singapore and the National Skin Centre, 20 from Asia-Pacific and over 20 from overseas. Industry partners supporting the event include French Chamber Singapore (FCCS) and Korea’s International Beauty Industry Trade Association (IBITA), to promote their respective country’s active players in the dermatology field. Key exhibitors included Sesderma (Spain), Novaclinical (Italy) and Daewoong (Korea) and many more.
Aiman Al Madani, CEO – Finance and Administration, INDEX Holding said, “The Asia-Pacific Dermatology and Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition – Asia Derma under the theme ‘Towards evidence-based medicine’ recorded an outstanding success in its 2nd edition, attracting the world’s leading skincare brands and top exhibitors from the region and abroad. Introduced for the first time, the all new ‘Derma Business Hub’ platform witnessed a great response drawing top buyers, business owners and key decision makers from the skincare industry. Asia Derma owes its remarkable success to a number of key principal driving factors such as a thriving consumer market, flourishing regional economic outlook and the presence of a massively young population in the Asia Pacific region, who are increasingly showing a great appetite for new skin treatment methods and technologies. Moreover, Singapore’s strategic geographic location situated in the heart of the Asia Pacific region, presented us organizers a great opportunity to facilitate seamless transportation links for all attendees and connect niche visitors from across the globe.”
He added, “On behalf of the organizing committee, I take this opportunity to thank our key partners, sponsors, all stakeholders and exhibitors for their remarkable support and significant contribution, which has enabled us to address the most important dermatology challenges in the Asia Pacific region.”
Singapore Tourism Board played a key role in supporting Asia Derma. “We are honoured to have hosted Asia Derma this year and hope delegates enjoyed their time in Singapore. With Singapore’s strategic location and supportive pro-business environment, Asia Derma provided a platform for business opportunities and the exchange of ideas among industry experts from around the world,” said Mr Andrew Phua, Director of Exhibitions & Conferences at Singapore Tourism Board.
Asia Derma 2019 is supported by Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau. The Asia Derma Conference & Exhibition will return to Singapore in November 2020.
Quotes from Delegates and Partners:
“Such medical conferences like Asia Derma provide opportunities for doctors and medical personnel to interact and share their new devices and experiences on complications that can arise. And that will result in better patient care to our patients.”
- Goh Chee Leok, Chairman, Asia Derma 2019 Scientific Committee
“I am very pleased to have attended Asia Derma Singapore. As a dermatologist, I found the Conference Program outstanding with very good topics and speakers. The exhibition was very well organized and the choice of Singapore was a big success. The Derma Hub is an excellent way to meet buyers and we had productive, fruitful discussions.”
- Gabriel Serrano, Chairman, SesDerma, Exhibitor
“Asia Derma 2019 was a great experience, and we are confident the Conference will grow from strength to strength. The Conference was effective in educating practitioners upgrade their skills and knowledge on the latest technology, and is instrumental in strengthening the market for aesthetic and therapeutic dermatology.”
- Mrs Monica Cattaneo, CCO, Novavision Group SpA, Italy, Exhibitor
“Asia Derma 2019 is a worthwhile event. The Derma Business Hub was an effective way to network, and the meetings gave us the opportunity to introduce our products. I am confident Asia Derma will grow from here.”
- Mrs Julie Buckley, General Manager Operations, Microskin International Pte Ltd, Australia,
“Asia Derma was a great exhibition. The Derma Business Hub concept was fantastic for networking,
and we’ve acquired many new leads. Hope to see more of such platforms!”
- Mr Domenico Balassi, Director, DTB Distribution Singapore, Hosted Buyer
“Asia Derma was a great opportunity to meet exhibitors from all over the world. We learnt a great deal on new products and devices in the market. The Derma Business Hub was very effective in building new contacts and facilitating discourse.”
- Dr Ignatius Andre, Director – Indonesia, PT Mukka Estetika Global, Hosted Buyer