Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe


21st-22nd Mar 2018
Registration from 8am


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

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5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

R&D and Business Collaborations in Microbiota Research, Probiotics, Health and Disease

As part of its worldwide microbiome series, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe which will be held on 21-22 March, 2018 and will be co-located with the 2nd Probiotics Congress: Europe.

Last year’s congress attracted over 330 industry, academic and investment leaders to discuss the microbiome in health and disease; challenges and opportunities in moving research towards commercialisation; and potential partnerships and collaborations.

Featured speakers

Our full speaker panel can be found here


Over 370 attendees are expected to converge on Rotterdam to hear a 70-strong speaker faculty discuss the latest developments in microbiome research; engage in expert-led roundtable discussions and extended panel discussions; analyse the newest biotechs and start-ups worthy of investment; and utilise over seven hours of dedicated networking time to broaden business connections within the field. The Global Engage series is rapidly gaining a fantastic reputation as the number one microbiome networking event. If looking to either learn more from the top scientists in the microbiome and probiotic space; showcase exciting developments in your research; or seek partnerships and funding within the industry; it is a congress not to be missed.

• +60 presentations from industry and academic leaders
• +7 hours of dedicated networking time
• 5 expert-led roundtable discussions
• 5 extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
• Showcasing the latest start-ups and investment opportunities


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2018 Speakers


This two-day summit features over 70 contributions across three streams covering microbiome drug development, the skin microbiome, the gut microbiome, areas outside the gut as well as pro- and prebiotics.

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Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Beursplein 37, 3011 AA Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

Beurs World Trade Center Rotterdam2 900

• A non-stop high-speed train runs between Rotterdam and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) every 20 minutes. The journey time is 20 minutes. Cost €22 Euros
Located in the city centre (surrounded by shops, architecture, museums, restaurants and the Port of Rotterdam)
Walking distance from the international train station
• Rotterdam – The Hague airport with flights to at least 30 international destinations is a short taxi ride
• A large number of parking facilities can be found in the area
• A wide variety of hotels are within walking distance. (Details will be sent to you in your welcome letter when you register)


Pricing & 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
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Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


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What our delegates say about the conference

Refreshing speakers

The quality of presentations has been really good. There was an interesting mix of business focused and scientific presentations. It’s been refreshing to have different speakers. I’ve been at quite a few microbiome conferences in the last year or so and there’s new talks here that I’ve not heard before.

Karen Scott

Associate Professor, Gut Health Theme, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

Companies with products

There’s been all sorts of presentations on different aspects of the human microbiome, on the development of the brain, on the impact of the human microbiome on various diseases, of increases of sequencing technologies and what that’s allowed us to do. I also find it very useful that there were so many people with a developed product. It was extremely valuable having these two communities together in such close proximity.

Martha Clokie

Reader in Microbiology, University of Leicester


This conference is one of the very few that really gives us a large review about what’s going on in this booming field of microbiomes.

Isabelle de Cremoux

CEO, Seventure

Not just for scientists

We’ve seen some really good science, some really high quality research, we’ve also had a discussion about how you can invest in the space, and some of the challenges around developing products as opposed to pure science. It makes it very interesting.

Alex Stevenson

Chief Scientific Officer, 4D Pharma

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors


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 maximise 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 / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email gavin@globalengage.co.uk

Contact us about sponsoring the
Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

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.

Media Partners

We have lots of promotional options available to our partners. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact jane@globalengage.co.uk.

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