Barcelona Biofilm Summit 2021

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Barcelona Biofilm Summit 2021 (BBS 21) will take place on November 11 in online format.

After the success of the second edition of the Barcelona Biofilm Summit held in 2020 in online format, this year we celebrate it again with interesting news. This third edition continues to be organized by IRTA, UAB and ITRAM HIGIENE – CHRISTEYNS together with Alimentaria FoodTech.

The objective of this year is to continue deeping into the world of biofilms in the food industry in order to establish good control and management strategies for the risk associated with biofilms. It will be an intense day led by prestigious international references where the latest advances in biofilm research in the food sector will be exhibited. The summit consists of five presentations that will give an updated vision to the attendees (executives, experts, technicians, teachers, managers and entrepreneurs in the sector) for a good control and proper management of biofilms in the food industry.

The BBS 21 is a meeting place where different professionals from the sector discuss the latest advances to improve the correct management of biofilms in the food industry.

New content to reflect on the problem of Biofilms


The Barcelona Biofilm Summit 21 congress will focus on the latest advances and developments for proper biofilm management. It will be a space for the exchange of knowledge between the different international speakers in food safety around the world.

This year, the congress will be broadcast entirely in English. It is a day open to the international public, which aims to reflect on the latest advances in biofilm research in the food sector.

Through the different presentations, topics around biofilms will be addressed: the definition of the concept, the risks they pose and their respective solutions. The most effective hygiene and cleaning methods to ensure food safety will also be explained.

The topics that will be discussed by the different speakers are:

  • Biofilms microbial composition. Microbial interaction, microorganisms protecting and controlling pathogens. New insights.
  • War on biofilms – a joint task force approach.
  • Bacterial persistence in food processing environments from the microbiome and resistome perspective: case-studies in the meat and dairy sector.
  • Approaches to the inactivation of biofilms.
  • Microbiological characterization of biofilms.


For the third edition of the Biofilms forum we have brought together prestigious speakers who will present and reflect on the latest developments in biofilms in the food sector.

We are pleased to announce that we will have the participation of great speakers such as Dr. Jose Juan Rodríguez (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Ms. Debra Smith (Vikan), Ms. Zoe Lambert (Campden BRI, Charingworth, Gloucestershire) and Dr. Maria Sanz (Betelgeux-Christeyns). Also, we will have once again Dr. Sara Bover (IRTA) as chairperson of the event, as well as a warm welcome from Irene Ylla (Itram Hygiene – Christeyns). All of them excellent professionals in the field of biofilms and food safety.


For the BBS 2021 edition , as in the previous face-to-face and online editions, BBS 21 has the collaboration of: Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the specialist hygiene company for food safety ITRAM HIGIENE-CHRISTEYNS. Together with Alimentaria FoodTech they have joined forces to turn the Barcelona Biofilm Summit into a space for the exchange of experiences and innovations. Likewise, to offer the opportunity, once again, to discuss and deepen the latest trends in biofilms in the food industry.

Professional profile

  • Regulators
  • Executives, managers and technicians in food manufacturing
  • Directors and managers of quality and food safety
  • Quality control and food safety managers
  • Food service companies
  • Retailers
  • Researchers
  • Academics

Date and format

We are pleased to invite all professionals in the food industry sector on November 11, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. to the third edition of the Biofilm Summit and the second online edition that will be held 100% in digital format through Live lectures in English.

A congress that in its second edition had more than 1000 inscriptions. Don’t miss it!