Vice President & Head of Vaccines and Microbiome, Global Regulatory Affairs, Janssen
3rd-4th Apr 2017
Registration from 8am
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beurs van Berlage
4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe
Date: April 3 - 4, 2017
Venue: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
As part of its worldwide microbiome series, Global Engage is pleased to announce the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe which will be held on 3 – 4 April, 2017.
The forum is moving from London to Amsterdam!
And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.
The 2017 Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will feature extended panel discussions and round table debates. Plus, there will be venture capital pitch and partner sessions where you can source that all important financing to transform your research into a viable product. With over 60 talks and 7 hours dedicated to networking.
Recognised around the world, as the leading conferences for bringing together Pharma, Biotech, Academic Institutions and investors who are partnering together to develop and progress ground-breaking microbiome research into commercially viable products. The 2017 Forum is not one to miss.
Associate Professor, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg
Attracting over 300 attendees, the 11th meeting in the global series will build upon the success of last year's highly acclaimed European meeting as well as our popular American and Asia forums to explore the interface between our evolving cultures, technologies and our microbiome through a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions with leading academics and industry experts as well as venture capital investors and leading solution, service and technology providers. The Global Engage series is rapidly gaining a fantastic reputation for fostering partnerships across academia, pharma and biotech. If looking to either learn more from the top scientists in the microbiome space; showcase exciting developments in your research; or seek partnerships and funding within the industry; it is a congress not to be missed.
What makes commercial sense from both the pharma and patient perspective? We will discuss bringing drugs to market, regulation, quality control, and intellectual property within the microbiome space as well as investment models, current market opportunities and plenty of networking time.
Beurs van Berlage
1012 ZJ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20-530 41 41| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having been in London for 3 years in a row, the Microbiome Forum is moving to Amsterdam for the first time!
The meeting will take place at Beurs van Berlag, just 300 metres from the Central Station in the heart of this beautiful city.
Accommodation details will be sent to you with your welcome letter upon registration.
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More about the venue
The Beurs van Berlage has three public entrances:
Damrak 243 (Events & Agencies) It is not possible to park on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance.
Beursplein 3 (Beurs van Berlage Grand Cafe)
Beursplein 1 (Exhibition)
If you arrived at Schiphol airport you can reach the Beurs van Berlage by train or taxi.
You can buy a ticket to Amsterdam Central in the arrival Halls of the airport.
Interval: four trains per hour. Train ride lasts about 15 minutes.
Destination: ‘Beurs van Berlage’, address: Damrak 243
Ca. 25 minutes, depending on the traffic.
The Beurs van Berlage is easily accessible by public transportation. Upon arrival by train at Amsterdam Central Station, Beurs van Berlage has a 300 meters and about five minutes walking distance. You can already see the Beurs van Berlage – on the Damrak – lying in front of you when you leave Central Station on the southside and walk towards the Dam. The Beurs van Berlage is a striking building of orange brick and multistory towers.
There are taxi stands directly in front of the Beurs van Berlage, the Damrak. You can order a taxi at the Taxi Central Amsterdam, telephone: 020-777 7777
In the surroundings of the Beurs van Berlage are several large parking garages:
TIP: Garage Oosterdok
1,700 park places (9 minutes walk)
20 minutes: € 1
5 to 24 pm: € 13
Oosterdoksstraat 150, 1011 DK Amsterdam
Parking De Bijenkorf
400 park places (right next to the Beurs van Berlage)
20 minutes: € 2
Maximum daily rate: € 50
Beursplein 15, 1012 JW Amsterdam
Parking garage P1 Central Station
465 park places (5 minutes walk)
Per hour: € 5
Maximum daily rate: € 55
Prins Hendrikkade 20A, 1012 TL Amsterdam
400 park places (5 minutes walk)
21 minutes: € 2
Maximum daily rate: € 52
Nieuwezijds Kolk 18, 1012 PV Amsterdam
Beurs van Berlage is largely accessible to the disabled. This despite the fact that the entire ground floor of the Beurs van Berlage is situated 175 cm above sidewalk level. The Beurs van Berlage unfortunately has no special handicapped parking spaces. De Bijenkorf parking garage is located directly next to the Beurs van Berlage.
For the main entrance Damrak 243 a lift is created in case you can’t use the stairs. Through this entrance you can reach the Great Hall, the Beursfoyer, the Market Hall and the Graanbeurs Hall. The rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor around the Great Hall (Berlagezaal and meeting rooms) are accessible by lift.
The Beurs van Berlage Café and exhibition space on Beursplein 1 and 3 are only accessible by stairs. This also applies to the Tower. Consequently, at this time these spaces are not accessible for disabled people. Beurs van Berlage is working to ensure that in the future these areas will be accessible for disabled people.
If you can’t walk the stairs, we recommend that you contact 020-530 41 41. We will then guide you through a separate entrance.
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.
We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of March. 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.
Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.
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.
Associate Professor, Gut Health Theme, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
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.
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.
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.
Director, 4D Pharma Plc
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.
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.
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.
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.