ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Media Release —
ADX18 Sydney Backs Australian Researchers

— 13 March 2018
For Immediate Release


The nation’s largest healthcare tradeshow, the ADX18 Sydney dental exhibition, has selected the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) as its strategic partner. It’s a decision that’s been welcomed by stakeholders across the dental industry as a strong sign of support for early career researchers in Australia’s emerging health and medical research sector.

With more than five hundred exhibition booths and an expected attendance of more than 10,000 stakeholders from not only the dental community, the largest healthcare sector, ADX18 Sydney is without peer as a vehicle that brings together dental professionals, medical technology suppliers and those businesses that offer services to dental practices.

Convened biennially by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), ADX18 Sydney provides a strong platform to raise the profile of the ADRF and the research it funds.

“For ADIA, it was a natural decision to use ADX18 Sydney to strengthen the role of ADRF, the nation’s foremost funder of research into dental and oral health,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

The announcement comes at an opportune time for ADRF as it sets about implementing new initiatives to strengthen already strong links with the dental community in order to provide long-term sustainable funding for dental and oral health care.

“For more than forty years ADRF has provided funding that’s allowed early career researches to better understand ways to improve the oral health of all Australians. ADIA could not be happier that ADX18 Sydney offers an opportunity to strengthen this funding commitment,” Mr Williams said.

As the ADX18 Sydney strategic partner ADRF will benefit from increased exposure to all attending the event over 23-25 March 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

“The ADIA team are really looking forward to helping raise the profile of the ADRF and the research it supports. This practical support ranges from increasing brand awareness to financial support, with everyone attending ADX18 Sydney being encouraged to make a gold coin donation to support the ADRF,” Mr Williams said.

There is a strong continuing professional development program as a companion to ADX18 Sydney and the revenue raised from the sessions offered by industry will be donated to the ADRF to support ongoing research.

Australia’s dental community is encouraged to visit ADX18 Sydney and registrations can be made via the website at


Media Contact —

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ADIA Communications Officer
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