ILSI Europe’s Annual Symposium

ILSI Europe's Annual Symposium
Brussels, Belgium
3/30/2017 – 3/31/2017


Our 2017 Annual Symposium will take place in Brussels, Belgium and preparations are now underway.

Topics for discussion will include a session on food safety, risk assessment, consumers and sustainability. Speakers will include Dr Bert Popping, who will discuss ‘Personalisation – New Tools’ in this field and Prof. Lynn Frewer of Newcastle University, who will speak about ‘Food Safety and Consumers’. Prof. Tim Benton of the University of Leeds, will also speak at this session.

A second session will feature Prof. Mark Hanson, University of Southampton and Prof. Louise Dye, University of Leeds, speaking about healthy ageing. For more about ILSI Europe’s two recent workshops on Nutrition and the Ageing Brain, click here. Prof. Hannelore Daniel will speak about microbiota. Prof. Philip Calder, University of Southampton, will discuss ILSI Europe’s work on markers.

Here at ILSI Europe, we foster collaboration among scientists from across industry, academia and government bodies in order to produce the best research in food safety and nutrition sciences. We celebrate this at our annual symposia.

We build a bridge between science and today’s major public health challenges, bringing together the best minds from industry, academia and government representatives to perform stringent science and evidence-based research.


The flyer including the programme is available here.


The Event will be held at:
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Avenue du Boulevard 17
BE – 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 205 15 11

Located next to Place Rogier and the Botanical Garden, the hotel is within walking distance to the railway station Bruxelles-Nord with departures to and from Brussels Airport, and connection to Bruxelles-Midi with the International lines Eurostar and Thalys. The hotel has express check-in/check-out kiosks and a fitness club with sauna, in addition to a parking garage.

A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre where the workshop will take place. For more details on how to reach the venue, please click here.

Single Room


Double Room


 *Rates include buffet breakfast, free WiFi, fitness centre, €7.58 city tax and 6% VAT.


All registrations and hotel reservations should be made online.
Attendance to the workshop is upon invitation only but a limited number of seats are available subject to payment of a registration fee of €230. A limited amount of seats are available free of charge for public health experts and food professionals. Please contact Ms Ruth Marquet for more details. Requests will be considered on a ‘first come, first served basis’.


• Admission to the workshop
• Workshop booklet
• Dinner
• Buffet lunch/refreshments served during the conference

Registrations and hotel reservations should be made before 1 March 2017. An invoice will be sent to paying registrants after payment of the registration fee by credit card when registering online. Requests of registrations and hotel reservations received after 1 March 2017 are subject to availability.


All cancellations of registrations and hotel reservations should be made in writing to Ms Ruth Marquet at
Cancellation of registrations received by 1 March 2017 will be refunded minus €100 handling charges. Cancellations received after 1 March 2017 will not be refunded. For cancellations of hotel reservations received after 1 March 2017, the hotel is entitled to charge the full stay. Substitutions of hotel reservations are possible and should be made in writing.

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