Global Biobanking Congress


8th-9th Oct 2018


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

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Global Biobanking Congress




Global Engage is pleased to announce the Global Biobanking Congress, taking place on 8th-9th October 2018, in London, U.K.

Designed to attract industry leaders and academics, this comprehensive two-day Congress will showcase the very best approaches for optimizing the biobanking process from beginning to end. This conference will explore the best strategies for ensuring quality assured biological samples, essential for the advancement of R&D in life sciences as a whole. Case studies from top biobanks and research organisations will offer different perspectives on biosample management, and look to the future with emerging technologies such as digital and cloud-based sample management, and the integration of artificial intelligence and automated systems into the biobanking process.

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This conference will explore the top strategies for ensuring quality assured biological samples, essential for the advancement of R&D in life sciences as a whole. Case studies from top biobanks and research organisations will offer different perspectives on biosample management, and look to the future with emerging technologies such as mobile biobanking, digital and cloud-based sample management, and automated storage and retrieval systems.

The management, protection, and sharing of associated biomedical data will be a key focus, demonstrating how collaborative frameworks and open-source informatics can further the field of biobanking, and therefore clinical research in the future. The importance of ethical and regulatory considerations for maximizing clinical impact will also be discussed, with key issues such as privacy, ownership, and informed consent debated in an hour long panel discussion. The Congress will provide a forum to network, learn, and engage with experts and representatives from pharmaceutical companies, leading institutions, and recognized biobanks worldwide.


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This comprehensive two-day summit, featuring 23 presentations will provide experts with an exceptional environment in which to debate the key issues facing them today. These include: IT automation and data management, optimising biosample management to support cancer research, and assuring high quality and standardised handling of all samples.

Two extended panel discussions will explore developments in protocol and informed consent, as well as the emerging technologies that will drive the future of biobanking. These debates between experts will enable a deeper investigation of topics such as artificial intelligence for biosample management, sustainable biobanks, and standardisation in biobanking practice.

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London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

London Heathrow Marriott900

Bath Road, Heathrow Airport Hayes,
UB3 5AN, United Kingdom

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

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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

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 £100 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 21st September.  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.

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 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
Gavin Hambrook
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

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Global Biobanking Congress

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

Working in partnership with

  • BioBirds
  • Global Information
  • BlueSeq
  • Pharma Journalist
  • PharmaPhorum
  • Technology Networks