The American dental manufacturing and supply industry exists in a global marketplace, which makes having an export plan vital to companies’ success. Recently, we sat down with Vice President - International of Ivoclar Vivadent, DTA Export Committee Chairman and IDM President Christian Brutzer who shared how the export committee can help members at any stage in their export business plan.
What are the three biggest benefits that the Export Committee provides DTA members?
Mr. Brutzer: The Export Committee comprises of members with extensive international experience who share their general information and knowledge about market places, int. tradeshows and regulatory/import procedures. The meeting agenda regularly covers this wide range of topics and by attending, members can network free of charge with the experienced members. Further, the minutes are published on the member section of the DTA website and thus can be a source of information for members that want to branch out into new, international markets. We further identify and sometimes support common exhibition space at selected international tradeshows such as the IDS, Dentech China and FDI.