Foreword from the President
Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,
First of all, I would like to give a warm welcome to our new sponsor BNP Paribas Solutions. Owing to rapid technological advancements in the industry, healthcare professionals have to continually invest in new equipment. As this puts a great deal of financial pressure on them, we will most probably see a growing trend in leasing and renting medical equipment in the coming years. BNP Paribas Solutions is already addressing this need by providing tailor-made leasing and renting solutions to our partners to finance equipment.
Another change that will affect our business in the future is the UK’s preparing to leave the EU in March 2019. What Brexit will entail exactly, however, remains unclear. Only recently, the ADDE addressed a letter to the European Chief Brexit Negotiator and the Secretary of State outlining dental dealers’ priorities in the negotiations. In order to advocate the interests of dental dealers and patients, the ADDE remains actively involved in the negotiations and is in correspondence with the European Commission.
To keep ADDE’s members and dental dealers up to date about the most relevant topics and trends in the European dental industry, we publish our Survey on the European Dental Trade on an annual basis. I am happy to inform you that the 2018 survey is now available in PDF from our website.
Over the past year, the ADDE attended all major dental shows as a representative of the industry. In the last quarter of 2018, I look forward to seeing you at ADF 2018, the French Dental Association’s international conference and exhibition in Paris.
President of the ADDE