The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PACCI) in collaboration with IADR East and Southern African Division


The First Pan African Dental Expo in Ethiopia

PACCI is Pleased to team up with the International Association for Dental Research in organizing the Africa Middle East Region Exhibition and Business Meeting and Regional Workshop on Fighting the Illicit Trafficking of Fraudulent Medicines in Africa.

Please note that the scientific meeting is organized by the International Association for Dental Research.

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September 26-28, 2017 in Addis Ababa


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Event Sponsors

UNECA Conference Center

About This Event

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Ethiopian Dental Researchers Association is organizing a major dental industry trade exhibition and side workshops in Addis Ababa from 26th to 28th of September 2017, at the UNECA Conference Center.

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure to announce that The 5th Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition will be held from September 26 – September 28, 2017 at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa.“Emerging Digital Dentistry and Inequality in Oral Health” is the theme of this year’s program.

The 2017 The 5th Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition  is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to meet up with peers from industries belonging to dental health, oral health and academia. The strong scientific program of The 5th Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition will cover the latest technologies in the various specialties in dentistry – from best clinical practices, to implantology as well as endodontics, periodontics and other areas of interest.A comprehensive industry exhibition will be held alongside the Conference enabling delegate’s access to view the latest and sophisticated products and devices. It will provide an ideal platform for demonstration of advanced dental technology and innovation.Addis Ababa is widely recognized as the prime meeting destination in Africa. The city offers a wide range of things to do that is worth exploring. We ensure you a wonderful traveling experience here.

President IADR East & Southern Africa division

Dr. Tolu Duresa
President Ethiopian Association for Dental Research

Counterfeit medicines remain a top concern in the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Today’s complex global economy, the rise of online transactions, and the increasingly intricate pharmaceutical supply chains have made counterfeit drugs very difficult to discover, track, and control. Customs in Africa find more and more illegally produced drugs. Thus, strategies against counterfeited medicines become more important. With this in mind, the PACCI 2017 Regional Workshop on Fighting the Illicit Trafficking of Fraudulent Medicines in Africa  will focus on: .

  • The activities of the authorities to combat counterfeit medicine in Africa;
  • Case studies for anti-counterfeiting strategies in pharmaceutical companies and how to react when a company receives information about counterfeit products;
  • What can we learn from Europe’s counterfeit medicine tracking actions;
  • Measures to secure transportation and distribution of pharmaceutical products;
  • Select countries anti-counterfeit strategies and current activities in Africa.

The aim of this event is to provide a platform for interesting and interactive discussions with regulatory authority representatives, industry experts, and academia to exchange experiences on the various aspects of anti-counterfeiting activities. The risks of counterfeit medications remain great. Threat to patient safety, public health, and business continuity make counterfeit medications one of the top threats in the industry today.

It will be a great pleasure for me to welcome you in Addis Ababa.

President of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Call for Abstracts


The Organizing Committee cordially invites abstract submission for the 2017 The 5th Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition

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Sponsorship Package

Please contact the Pan African Chamber of Commerce or Download the information here. 


Speakers List will be available soon !


Conference Agenda will be available soon !



UNECA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia