Food Microbiology and Fermentation Congress


6th-7th Aug 2018
Registration from 8am


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue to be confirmed

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Food Microbiology and Fermentation Congress

This meeting has been postponed. New dates will be published in the future.

This congress will look closely into the world of microbiology and the associated biological processes. The meeting will explore in detail: fermentation, conversion of sugars and carbohydrates to alcohol, gasses, and acids, while simultaneously covering the addition of signature flavours and textures.

A selection of speakers include:


From the very beginning, food science has endeavoured to describe what microbial species are present in foods & beverages and the changes in microbiota during food evolution and maturation. Now and in the future, this endeavour requires new tools and technologies that can successfully identify the many different sets and strains of microbiota.

Over the past few years, the advances in, and affordability of, sequencing technology has driven an increase in the amount of research being conducted on microbial communities. Numerous studies have highlighted the role of NGS in investigating the microbiome of fermented food to:

  • characterize microbial compositions;
  • identify the different stages of microbial structures over time;
  • and to discover the changes in gene expression patterns related to different fermentation stages.

Moreover, microbial food supplements and therapies are gaining momentum with the rise of probiotics in the worldwide food supplement market.  Consequently, significantly more research is now focused on the isolation, characterization, and evaluation of suitable candidates for probiotics from other food sources. A theme that is also discussed in this Congress.

Should you be either an expert in microbiology, enzyme, fermentation or in biochemical and molecular engineering, this conference will provide an interactive networking platform to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing cutting-edge solutions and expert-led case studies across 2 days.


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This congress with around 30 presentations across two days will look closely into the world of microbiology and the associated biological processes. The meeting will explore in detail: fermentation, conversion of sugars and carbohydrates to alcohol, gasses, and acids, while simultaneously covering the addition of signature flavors and textures.The congress theme is focusing on microbial interactions and environments, microbial genomics, fermentation microbiology and ecology, future of probiotics and Industrial application and case studies.

The keynote presentations by experts will cover skin probiotics, stress signalling in food fermentation lactic acid bacteria, diet and the gut microbiome linked to health or the future of probiotics plus a few other topics.

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We are currently in discussion with several venues and as soon as we have found the best rate for attendees, the venue details will be released.

Accommodation will be available at a preferential rate. A secure link will be sent to all attendees a little nearer the time.

Pricing and Registration


3 for the price of 2 offer

Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +60321175193 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry USD$ Fee


Academic/NFP USD$ Fee


Solution Provider USD$ Fee


We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this Congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of $50 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 20th July. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Samuel Sackey/ Shahul Hameed
Direct line : +603 2117 5195
Cell : +6018 247 0907
E-mail :

Contact us about sponsoring the
Food Microbiology and Fermentation Congress

Call us on +60 3 21175196

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Endorsing Partner:

This event is endorsed by MARDI (Malaysia Agriculture Research & Development Institute)


Supporting Partner

For supporting partner, please contact

  • Malaysia Institute of Food Technology

Media partner

For media partner, kindly contact

  • Global Information
  • APBN – Asia Pacific Biotech News