Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA


2nd-3rd Nov 2017


San Diego, USA
Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA
Date: November 2 - 3, 2017
Venue: Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, California USA
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5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA

As part of its worldwide microbiome series, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA which will be held on 2- 3 November, 2017 and will be located with the 2nd Probiotics Congress: USA.

Last year’s congress attracted over 350 industry, academic and investment leaders to discuss the microbiome in health and disease; challenges and opportunities in moving research towards commercialization; and potential partnerships and collaborations.

Over 400 attendees are expected to converge on San Diego this fall to hear a 70-strong speaker faculty discuss the latest developments; 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.

Speakers already confirmed include:


  • +70 presentations from industry and academic leaders
  • +7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • 8 expert-led roundtable discussions
  • 3 extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
  • Showcasing the latest start-ups and investment opportunities
  • Fall sun in beautiful La Jolla



For 2017 the agenda has been updated to give you and your peers an improved learning and networking experience. Now the program incorporates roundtable discussions where, guided by an expert, you can explore investment and financing strategies, IP and regulatory risk, opportunities for collaborating with big pharma to name but a few. Panel discussions will look at business approaches to commercializing the microbiome as well as microbiome interactions with cancer therapies. Not to mention presentations covering the gut, skin, oral and vaginal microbiome among many others.

These developments add to a meeting that is renowned for the quality of the scientific presentations being delivered by over 60 speakers from industry and academia

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Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

Paradise Point Resort & Spa,

1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109


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 20th October. 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

  • 4D Pharma plc
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Clinical-Microbiomics
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Sabinsa Corporation
    Platinum Sponsor
  • TNO and Triskelion
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Lallemand Health Solution
    Gold Sponsor
  • SynCo Bio Partners
    Gold Sponsor
  • Diversigen
    Gold Sponsor
  • Winclove
    Gold Sponsor
  • Capsugel
    Gold Sponsor
  • Metabolon
    Gold Sponsor
  • Prenexus
    Gold Sponsor
  • Aces Health
    Gold Sponsor
  • Vaiomer
    Silver Sponsor
  • Seventure HFL
    Silver Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek
    Silver Sponsor
  • Second Genome
    Silver Sponsor
  • Bio-Kult
    Silver Sponsor
  • Enterome
    Silver Sponsor
  • Dermala
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • DNA Nexus
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Ritter
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Labcyte
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nizo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • CosmosID
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Optibiotix
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Galt inc
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Deerland
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Quay Pharma
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Norgen Biotek
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • DermTech
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • AIDP
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Copan
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Prodigest
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Qiagen
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Microbiome Insights
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Zymo Research
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Eagle Genomics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Avadim
  • Biose


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

You will be able to 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. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. 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

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • AllSeq
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Bentham Science
  • Biocompare
  • Biochem Adda
  • Biosave
  • GEN
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology
  • Labsave
  • Medical Sciences
  • Metabolites
  • Microorganisms
  • Nutrients
  • Pharmaceutical Tech
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Rapid Microbiology
  • RareBase
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks