This year, NutraIngredients and the Probiota events team are proud to welcome DuPont, Kerry and UAS Labs as diamond sponsors, with Bifodan and Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes, Atlantia Food Clinical Trials, Morinaga Milk Industry and Probiotical confirmed as our platinum sponsors,
Probiota’s gold sponsors welcome back some familiar faces with AB-Biotics Kaneka, Gnosis by Lesaffre, Lonza, KGK Science and Winclove Probiotics all scheduled to be at the event, now in its seventh year.
The event is now widely regarded as the premier event to hear the latest insights from science, regulation and business affecting the probiotic industry bringing together thought leaders into one space.
Probiota’s hard-earned reputation allows the team to invite top academics and business leaders from the Europe, the USA and Asia, sharing informed insights and predictions to an informed audience thoroughout the event.
This year’s line-up includes:
- Dr Greg Leyer, UAS Labs
- Julian Mellentin, New Nutrition Business
- Jen Thompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance
- Ewa Hudson, Lumina Intelligence
- Sheelagh Pentony, Kerry
- Prof Glenn Gibson, University of Reading
- Prof Paul Cotter, APC Microbiome Ireland
- Lisa and Alana Macfarlane, The Gut Stuff
- Dr Audrey Gueniche, L’Oréal Research and Innovation
- Dr Luca Bucchini, Hylobates Consulting
- Dr Johanna Maukonen, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences
- Dr Harriët Schellekens, APC Microbiome Ireland
- Prof John Bienenstock, McMaster University
- George Paraskevakos, International Probiotics Association
Guinness Storehouse tour
Along with three days of discussions and networking opportunities, delegates are invited to the Guinness Storehouse, which will be the setting for day two’s evening reception.
With an opportunity to look around the home of Guinness, the tour gives attendees the opportunity to have a taste and even pour your own pint. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in true Irish culture and unwind after a busy day of learning.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to see Kerry’s Global Technology & Innovation Centre, enjoy a catered networking lunch, and hear from industry experts on nutrition trends, the science of taste, and future innovations in the food and beverage. This tour is subject to availability.
And of course, the highlights of past Probiota events return. For those that practice what they preach, the NutraIngredients-sponsored morning run will be back.
Scheduled for 07:15 on day two, attendees will have to be up bright and early for a 5K run, jog or walk! It’s a perfect way to start the day and stimulate the mind for a busy day of learning.
Back by popular demand is the Probiota Pioneers session – a showcase of entrepreneurial start-ups that will pitch their company and ideas to a room full of experts.
The trio of firms include BCD Bioscience, which plans to develop the naturally-derived glycans for a broad range of nutritional, personal care and therapeutic applications.
YOGUT ME also appears in this year’s line-up with its mission to bring foods to the table that are healthy and sustainable, and good for health, the planet, and the gut.
Microgenesis are the next contenders with its platform that uses vaginal or anal swabs to detect 75% of dysbiosis, which may or may not affect fertility and related pathologies.
This year carries on the traditions and highlights that have come to characterise Probiota. Along with formal and informal opportunities to meet your peers, the event is about bringing people together with a common interest.
By providing networking opportunities like the round-table lunches, speed networking sessions, welcome reception, and the evening at the Guinness Storehouse, new relationships are encouraged and which a strong community of probiotic, prebiotic and microbiome specialists is forged.
"I’m delighted that Probiota is heading to Dublin this year,” says NutraIngredients senior editor Nathan Gray. “Ireland is such a hotbed of microbiome-related activities – with a huge amount of clinical research, innovative start-up businesses, and major industry players all based close by.”
"Probiota has always been about connecting ideas and people in the science and business related to probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome — providing that central point of exchange.
“Last year was a sell-out event, with tickets running out well ahead of the event. I’m very excited about what we have in store for 2020 and can’t wait to sell out again!”