Swiss dental firms attend Brazilian trade fair
03 February 2023 11:53
At the end of January, six Swiss companies attended the dental trade fair CIOSP (Congresso Internacional de Odontologia) in São Paulo to present their businesses. The companies were Geistlich Pharma AG from Wolhusen in the canton of Lucerne, Curaden AG with its Curaprox brand from Kriens in the canton of Lucerne, Bien-Air Dental SA based in Biel/Bienne in the canton of Bern, Jota AG from Rüthi in the canton of St.Gallen and medmix, which is headquartered in Baar in the canton of Zug, and Nobel Biocare, headquartered in Zürich and part of the holding Envista. Three of the firms were represented in the Swiss Pavilion organized by the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
The Swiss Business Hub Brazil also played a part at this trade fair. The São Paulo-based representative of the official international trade and investment promotion agency Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) sees real growth opportunities for Swiss dental companies in Brazil. According to a LinkedIn post from the Swiss Business Hub Brazil, 20 percent of all oral surgeons in the world are based in Brazil. In addition, the Brazilian dental market is expected to register an compound annual growth rate of +5.3 percent up to 2026. The growth drivers are the high demand from patients (health, wellbeing, esthetics) and the high offer: there are more than 300,000 dentists offering a wide range of services.
According to information from the Swiss Business Hub based on the latest Fitch Solutions Report on Brazil’s Medical Devices Market, Switzerland is the second most important import origin for the Brazilian dental sector. Only Germany exports more dental products to the South American country. The Swiss Business Hub supports Swiss companies offering market analysis, business partner search and advice, concerning both legal questions, regulatory affairs, taxes and supply chain.
The CIOSP was first launched around 40 years ago and is held in São Paulo on an annual basis. This year, around 70,000 visitors attended the event. ssp