Probiotics Congress: Europe


March 21 - 22, 2018


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

2nd Probiotics Congress: Europe
Date: March 21 - 22, 2018
Venue: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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2nd Probiotics Congress: Europe

As part of its worldwide microbiome series, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2nd Probiotics Congress: Europe which is co-located with the 5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe and which will be held on 21-22 March, 2018.

Last year's congress attracted over 330 industry, academic and investment leaders to discuss the probiotics in health and disease; commercial challenges and opportunities; and potential partnerships and collaborations.

2018 Speakers include:


Over 370 attendees are expected to converge on Rotterdam 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 and probiotics networking event. If looking to either learn more from the top scientists in this space; showcase exciting developments in your research; or seek partnerships and funding within the industry; it is a congress not to be missed.

• +60 presentations from industry and academic leaders
• +7 hours of dedicated networking time
• 10 expert-led roundtable discussions
• 3 extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
• Showcasing the latest start-ups


2018 Speakers


This two-day summit features over 70 contributions across three streams covering microbiome drug development, the skin microbiome, the gut microbiome, areas outside the gut as well as pro- and prebiotics.

Download the Agenda

Our Sponsors

2018 Sponsors included

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Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Beursplein 37, 3011 AA Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

Beurs World Trade Center Rotterdam2 900

· A non-stop high-speed train runs between Rotterdam and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) every 20 minutes. The journey time is 20 minutes. Cost €22 Euros
· Located in the city centre (surrounded by shops, architecture, museums, restaurants and the Port of Rotterdam)
· Walking distance from the international train station
· Rotterdam - The Hague airport with flights to at least 30 international destinations is a short taxi ride
· A large number of parking facilities can be found in the area
· A wide variety of hotels are within walking distance. (Details will be sent to you in your welcome letter when you register)

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors

  • Clinical-Microbiomics
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Lallemand Health Solution
    Gold Sponsor
  • Vaiomer
    Gold Sponsor
  • Diversigen
    Gold Sponsor
  • Metabolon
    Gold Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Gold Sponsor
  • Quay Pharma
    Gold Sponsor
  • Seventure HFL
    Silver Sponsor
  • Zymo Research
    Silver Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek
    Silver Sponsor
  • TNO
    Silver Sponsor
  • Lysando
    Content Sponsor
  • Prodigest
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nizo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Molecular Devices
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bio-Me
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • BaseClear
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Atlantia Food Clinical Trials
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biofortis Merieux NutriSciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • 4D Pharma Plc
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Genome & Company
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • CSP Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Yakult
    Lunch Sponsor


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

Contact us about sponsoring the
Probiotics Congress: Europe

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact us who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

  • Global Information
  • Rapid Microbiology
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks

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 2nd 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.