Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe


23rd-24th Apr 2024


Rotterdam, The Netherlands

6th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe

The meeting is currently in production. If you would like to speak at the meeting contact [email protected]. For sponsorship opportunities email [email protected].

If you are a start-up we would love to hear from you. Email [email protected] or complete this form for access to a bespoke package to meet your particular needs.

The 2023 Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe explored the burgeoning field of skin microbiome research and included case studies focusing on a range of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, acne, allergy, wounds, beauty, scalp, immune system and anti-aging as well as the progress of clinical trials of microbiome-based products being developed to fight these diseases.

“liked the combination of science and business”
“from an academic perspective, it was nice to see how people are commercialising
their research”
“a diverse mix of different stakeholders: academia, industry”

The 6th Skin Microbiome Congress is collocated with the 12th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Europe which has a reputation for providing an outstanding networking experience in which new collaborations between industry and academia are forged to better translate research into clinical trials and microbiome friendly products.

2023 Featured Speakers – Our full speaker panel can be found here

The Conference at a Glance


  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Day 1

Gut Microbiota for Health & Disease

Business Collaboration and Investment

Gut-Brain Axis

Infant Health, HMO & Nutrition Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals 
Day 2 Beyond the Gut – Cancer Microbiome

Urology Diseases & Women’s Health Personalised Nutrition, Probiotics, & Cardiometabolic Diseases Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals


How attendees benefited

  • Explored the impact of a Dermo-Cosmetic treatment on acne dysbiosis
  • Understood how the face’s complex microbiota habitat affects the design of specific skin care products
  • Learnt how to transition from an early-stage microbiome project to a late-stage drug development program
  • Debated The skin microbiome and the cosmetics revolution
  • Reviewed new methodologies to identify and validate the efficacy of cosmetic ingredients and formulations on the skin microbiome
  • Explored the paradigm shift happening in skincare
  • Built on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to deliver new products to market
  • Gave a poster presentation with an optional oral flash presentation
  • Joined us for a great networking drinks reception
  • Included presentations from Bayer Consumer Health, Coty inc, Evonik, L’Oreal, Pierre Fabre Dermocosmetics

Find Out More

2024 Speakers

2023 Agenda


“The organisation, great speakers, good ambience, nice exhibition, very good food, the possibility to sit in the conference lounge to make a call or have discussions, the quiet and clean hotel … and very efficient wifi”

Audrey Guéniche

“I had a great time speaking at the 9th Microbiome & Probiotics & Business Collaboration forum. The organisers brought together a unique mix of people from universities, industry and solution providers. There was lots of time for networking and a very comprehensive meeting program.”

ALINE DE SANTA IZABEL, Founder YOGUT ME & Synbiotic Kitchen

The agenda is in the final stages of production, with all of the speaking slots taken or reserved. If you would like to contribute to the meeting contact Mike Burden with your proposal.

Read the agenda
The 2023 agenda in brief
  • Skin disease & the microbiome
  • Cosmetics
  • Drug development strategy
  • Tools & techniques for studying the microbiome
  • Roundtables
  • Access the Microbiome & Probiotics R&D & Business Collaboration Forum
What you will get
  • 80+ presentations, panel discussions and roundtables from industry and academic leaders
  • 7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Expert-led roundtable discussions
  • Extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
  • Poster with optional flash oral presentation
  • Vibrant exhibition hall featuring leading companies

2024 Sponsors

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Pricing & Registration

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
  • Optional complimentary poster presentation for Industry, academic and start-up delegates

3 for the price of 2 offer
5 for the price of 3 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering places at once. If you do not know all the attendees complete this form
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

Register now

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

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Don’t forget our 3 for 2 and 3 for 5 passes discount offer! Details above
Are you a start-up. Contact Maria Mirnova for a bespoke discount offer.

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

*Discount is not available to representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions or business consultants. Please contact [email protected]

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

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

  • Poster presentations are actively encouraged at this event and as such registered academic, industry, and start-up delegates are
  • invited to present 1 poster each for free
  • Posters are displayed for the full two days of the event – Refreshment breaks have dedicated sessions for odd or even numbered posters so you know when to be by your poster
  • We have reserved a 50-minute session in track 1 for non-vendor authors to present a flash oral presentation of their poster in order to showcase their work
    • 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.
    • Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first-come-first-served basis
    • In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.


2024 Sponsors

2023 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.

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 [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe

Media Partners


  • Rapid Microbiology
  • Nutrients
  • Food & Function
  • ICON Outlook
  • Nutrition Insight


At Global Engage we are at the beginning of a project to make our meetings more sustainable. Last year we joined ISLA – a body created to accelerate the event industry’s transition to a sustainable future. Our goal is to measure and record the CO2 emissions of our meetings, with the ultimate goal of reducing them as far as practicable before looking at offsetting them.

Details of the green policies at the World Trade Center Rotterdam can be found here. A practical example of their efforts is the WTC is heated and cooled using a hot and cold storage system in the ground. In addition, all electricity used is certified ‘green power’. Finally, the car park was recently renovated with LED lighting.

In addition to carefully selecting meeting venues, we have made some other changes.

Plastic badge holders have been replaced with card name badges attached to a lanyard. Return your lanyard to the registration desk when you leave so it can be reused.
Printed conference documentation and agenda. All the meeting information is now available on an event 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 we have worked with the caterer to increase the proportion of plant-based items. Our aim is that you have some great meals, whilst with us, but with less environmental impact by the time you leave.

What you can do
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, so if you’re local or staying at a different hotel make use of it to cut the number of journeys being made.

To offset the carbon caused by attending a meeting please look at these three projects in the Netherlands.
Our analysis suggests that last year attending a two-day conference produced .65 tonnes of C02e per person which can be offset for approx.€12 per person. All Staff attending the meeting will be offset.

Social Responsibility
Where we have consent from our expert speakers the presentations will be actively promoted to developing nations and students as a free resource.

Our commitment is to make sustainable choices wherever we can.

William Baird
Conference Director
Global Engage