On the 8th and 9th of April 2011 the Evident dental lab software team attended the 37th DIAC Technorama 2011 trade show.
Technorama is revered as the largest dental lab trade show in Canada and was held at the Hilton Suites in Markham, Ontario.
Technorama 2011 attracted dentists, denturists, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental lab managers and owners and dental industry students. Attendees took advantage of the free entry, seminars and meetings and of course, all the exhibits offering the latest and greatest products and services in the dental lab industry.
As always I thought it important to review the trade show so that future hopeful attendees can get an idea of what to expect:
Attendees: Wow! If you are a student in the field of dental lab technicians, dental hygienists and denturists, this is a great trade show. I haven’t seen so many students at a trade show before and suspect that there were association incentives and involvement. The seminars and meetings brought many professionals in the industry from the associations including DIAC and the ADTO.
Venue: The new venue for Technorama is a smaller space, but superior in style and comfort. The Hilton Suites Conference Room is a luxury space. Hilton staff were prompt and polite. Catering and bar staff were provided for the social events and were very courteous and helpful. The venue was easy to navigate to. The Evident team didn’t stay at the hotel so I cannot comment on the rooms.
Organizers: The organizers of Technorama 2011 provided great information for the event, but the material could have been provided earlier and with better presentation. The event was posted in March (only 1 month prior) and needed some clearer formatting, especially for the actual dates and times of the event. Exhibitors were provided with different start and finish times for floor time. Service suppliers for furniture and internet access were more than competent and happy to help with any request for set up and support.
Overall: Technorama 2011 was a great success! All the attendees, exhibitors and presenters were happy with the new venue and the turn out. It was great to see so many happy customers and meet so many new ones. Thank you for all the people that attended and brought a genuine interest in what we do and how we can take the dental lab to the next generation of dental lab management systems.
Evident will be attending the next Technorama Trade Show and posting the details of the event on Dental Lab Trade Shows when the 2012 dental lab trade show calenders have been published.
Evident at Technorama 2011
From left to right, Kurt – technical support and sales, Jane – Evident Director and Tristan – customer support and training. If you attended Technorama 2011 and didn’t get to talk to us please contact us.