Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: USA

This is an in-person meeting.


19th-20th Oct 2023


San Diego, CA

11th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum and 8th Probiotics & Prebiotics Congress: USA

The 2023 agenda is in production. Contact Mike Burden if you would like to contribute to this year’s meeting. 

Be a part of a meeting that brings together academic, industry, and investment leaders to discuss cutting-edge developments in microbiome, skin & probiotic research. Together you will explore the challenges and opportunities in translating research toward commercialization, as well as learn how partnerships and collaborations can secure investment. In 2022 topics covered included gut health and disease, as well as the stunning advances being made in understanding the gut-brain axis. There are also dedicated tracks devoted to developments in Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotic research as well as personalized nutrition. There was expanded coverage of Women’s health, LBP, advances in HMO & infant health, and research in metabolic diseases

This world-renowned meeting provides a networking experience in which industry/academia collaborations are forged to translate research into clinical trials. Plus, the attendees have ample opportunity to review poster presentations and meet with exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.


“The talks I went to had real content (data, innovative ideas, business impact)” 
“I met people from all areas in this growing industry… academia, pharma and consumer products”
“Deeper understanding of product concepts – especially clinical relevance and application to health outcomes”
“Excellent speakers … a mix of research and business focussed talks”

Don’t forget your ticket also gives you access to the 5th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: USA

Some of last years speakers:

How attendees benefited

This program is designed to create a collaborative environment in which delegates can forge enduring relationships across the full range of microbiome and probiotic research. In 2022 we:

  • Explored the frontiers in metabolic health & the Microbiome
  • Discovered an open-access systems biology platform that comprises technology and clinical research and which has contributed to a detection test for oral/throat cancer, which has received a breakthrough designation by the FDA
  • Understood the role of next-generation sequencing and AI in clinical-grade infectious disease detection
  • Learned about the first clinical trial evaluating an LBP in adult Crohn’s Disease patients
  • Examined the potential of bacteriophage therapy to attenuate alcohol-associated liver disease
  • Faced the current challenges and future opportunities of in LBP Manufacturing
  • Received a guide to the legal standards for advertising microbiome and probiotics
  • Attended the 4th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: USA
  • Met leading solution providers
  • Built on existing partnerships and create new collaborations
  • Entered the poster competition


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2022 Speakers

2022 Agenda

2022 Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum USA
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Day 1 Gut Health & Disease
(Gastro Disorders C.diff)
Tool & Technologies Probiotics & Prebiotics Skin & cosmeceuticals
Day 2 Gut Health & Disease
(Metabolic Disorders etc)
LBP Manufacturing, Regulations, & Investment Personalized Nutrition Skin & cosmeceuticals


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Pricing & Registration

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to the exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • e-documentation pack
  • Conference App

Are you a start-up?
We have a number of special options for start-ups to be a part of the meeting. Contact Maria for the qualifying criteria.


3 for the price of 2 offer

Save with 5 passes Academic/Industry equivalent to $300/$1000 per person

Discount applied automatically at registration. If you do not know the names of your attendees use this form to secure the discounts.

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

Register Now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone or email [email protected]

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


“You are about to be a part of a great networking meeting. I can’t wait to welcome you in person.”

Steve Hambrook, CEO, Global Engage

Organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and business consultants please contact Gavin Hambrook to discuss participation at this meeting.

The fees shown are available to industry, academics and not for profit organisations.

To help us comply with GDPR (privacy regulations) please register using your official institution email address and not a personal email.

Are you a start-up? Contact [email protected] for innovative ways to join the meeting.

Don’t for get our special discount for three and five delegate places! Details above.


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package



Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Solution Provider/Consultant Attendee Fee


Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

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

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

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 containing your full abstract, and you 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).


  1. Submit your entry prior to the closing deadline (1 entry per person)
  2. Four winning entries will be selected by the judges
  3. The winners will be given a 15-minute speaking position on the conference agenda and will be notified in advance of the meeting
  4. The judge(s) will make the decision based on the abstract(s) submitted
  5. The winners will also receive a certificate from the organisers
  6. Representatives from solution provider organisations or experts already speaking on the program are not eligible to enter the competition but are welcome to present posters at the meeting as normal

2023 Sponsors

2022 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities in 2023


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 / 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]

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

Media Partners

  • Microbiome Research Reports
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Rapid Microbiology


Global Engage is a member of ISLA, a body established to accelerate the event industry transition to a sustainable future. As part of this, we are committed to selecting venues with more sustainable practices.

What does this mean for you?

The Hyatt Sustainability Goals

You can read the Hyatt 2030 environmental goals here.

Event App

We have reduced waste by replacing printed documentation with an app. Make sure you have it downloaded to your devices in time for the meeting. Get Agorify on Google Play and Apple App Store.


You will have some great food choices while you are with us but now we have worked with the caterer to increase the proportion of plant-based items. We have also built a plan with the venue to avoid waste through how they serve meals and how any leftovers are processed. Our aim is that you have some great meals, whilst with us, but with less environmental impact by the time you leave.


An international meeting does involve travel but where it is practical, please consider more sustainable alternatives to flying. The app will also have a discussion space to arrange ride shares.