LabNL is cancelled for 2021
LabNL 2021 is unfortunately cancelled. At the end of August, due to persistent uncertainties about the regulations surrounding corona, the organization had to decide not to allow the trade fair to take place physically.
If you were already registered for LabNL 2021, your registration has automatically expired.
Our disappointment is of course great that LabNL 2021 cannot take place. We look forward to events that will take place. Together with our members, we want to offer small-scale one-day events on several occasions, spread over the late autumn of 2021 and the spring of 2022.
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Date news item published: September 21, 2021.
LabNL 2021 is cancelled from September 28th-30th
FHI, as the organizing association, made the decision to not let LabNL 2021 take place this September.
Due to the ongoing corona measures and the uncertainty surrounding the duration of those measures, we believe that we can’t offer you all the opportunities for a good exhibition experience. In particular, the rules around 1.5 meters distancing causes too many restrictions on the exhibition floor.
In consultation with the Jaarbeurs, the exhibition organization is currently looking at the possibility to move LabNL to November 2021. We will provide you with more information about this shortly. If you have already registered, we will also inform you how you can keep your registration for a free visit.
Of course we are very disappointed that the fair will not take place in September 2021.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best.
FHI, Federation of Technology Branches
deputy director fairs
Date news item published: August 20, 2021.
LabNL, the new trade fair for laboratory technology
From 28 to 30 September 2021 we would like to welcome you to our new LabNL trade fair in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. An event as usual, with countless networking opportunities where you can finally catch up with colleagues again. Find inspiration from our exhibitors. And keep up to date with all developments regarding laboratory technology. Discover the LabNL fair and register now.
Inspiration and information during LabAnalyse conference
Do you want to stay informed about the latest analytical techniques and trends? Then join us during the second day of LabNL, on Wednesday 29 September. The LabAnalyse conference program deals with current topics such as the use of smartphones as measuring equipment and the development of sustainable materials. Innovative techniques such as SEM/EDX and X-Ray Fluorescence are also on the program.
Smartphones are in fact advanced portable and rechargeable instruments and potentially an extremely powerful alternative to lab equipment. A good starting point to enable on-site analytics. Prof. dr. Michel Nielen gives an overview of the scientific and practical challenges during his presentation on measuring food quality with your smartphone.
‘Every contact leaves a trace’ is the basic principle of forensic science. A perpetrator will always leave traces at the crime scene and at the same time take traces with them. SEM/EDX is used in a wide range of forensic disciplines to search for these traces and the subsequent analysis. Alwin Knijnenberg of the NFI explains during his presentation how the results are used as puzzle pieces in the courtroom.
Monitoring COVID-19, and its different variants, within an entire population poses challenges. Early in the global corona outbreak, it was found that a proportion of those infected can excrete the virus through the faeces. Not everyone goes to the test street, but everyone does go to the toilet. Does this mean that the SARS-CoV-2 virus in sewage water is an objective way to monitor COVID-19 and can the emerging variants also be distinguished? Goffe Elsinga of KWR talks about the method that KWR uses to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in sewage water.
This is just a sneak peek of the complete program. Visit the website to view the complete program. Interested? A visit to LabNL and this conference program are free of charge. Registration is possible via this page.
Why LabNL is THE lab fair
LabNL is a brand new trade fair aimed at the laboratory sector. Visitors can visit the Jaarbeurs from 28 to 30 September. But what makes LabNL so unique? We ask Wendy Debets, branch manager at FHI.
For whom is LabNL worth a visit?
LabNL is intended for everyone who works in a laboratory or who has to deal with it on a daily basis: laboratory technicians, researchers, lab managers, people working in research departments or who purchase for a lab.
What exactly does LabNL look like as a trade fair?
This first edition is modest. We are in hall 7 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. We will participate in this together with another successful trade fair of FHI, the electronics fair Electronics & Applications. This is a new set-up for us in the Laboratory Technology branch. We chose this because we received a lot of signals from our members to do something again, to meet each other and to network.
But setting up something very big is very exciting in these times. That is why we have chosen to keep it simple. For example, all exhibitors use standard stand construction. In this way, the visitor can see many exhibitors in a relatively small area.
So there are many different types of companies from the lab world on LabNL?
You will see many of the companies from the three clusters on LabNL that also contribute to the content of the conference program: LabAutomation, LabAnalyse and Life Science. And apart from that, the companies that offer, for example, general lab equipment, lab furniture and safety products are not lacking.
What can visitors expect from the conference program?
We have integrated the well-known conference titles LabAutomation and LabAnalyse into the exhibition. The new Life Science event also has a place in the conference program. We have a long line of interesting speakers. Although we are still working on the program, we are proud of the program so far. During LabAnalyse, we traditionally look at new techniques, but we also have speakers who tell more about the latest developments in a broader sense. Professor Michel Nielen, for example, talks about measuring food quality with your mobile phone. We also have three speakers who deal with themes in the field of sustainability. Gert Jan Gruter from Avantium will speak about the importance of analytical techniques for the development of sustainable materials.
Has the corona crisis affected the content of the conference program?
We have not specifically emphasized this, because we have already gone deeply into corona in a number of previously held online events. But developments in the lab have moved at a rapid pace last year due to corona. And you also want to highlight that. In the Life Science program on September 30, for example, we have a speaker from TNO. He will give a presentation on LAMP-based diagnostics of pathogenic micro-organisms. And the start-up Rapidemic talks about the test method they have developed, with which you can test people quickly and on a large scale, anywhere in the world. At LabAnalyse on September 29, we have a speaker who talks about testing COVID in wastewater. So there are interesting corona-related lectures.
When can visitors register for LabNL?
That is possible from now on. So register as a visitor quickly and free of charge, we would like to welcome you in September.
Exhibition floor plan of LabNL is ready!
The final floor plan of LabNL is ready. A total of 82 companies have a place at this brand new trade fair.
From 28 to 30 September you are welcome as a visitor to pay a free visit to LabNL. The fair offers you a wide range of companies within the laboratory sector. Think of entrepreneurs active in lab furnishings, laboratory equipment and consumables, but also analytical and optical instruments, and chemicals. You will also find stands with lab automation and life science solutions on the exhibition floor.
In addition, LabNL offers a strong lecture program divided into three main themes: lab automation, analytical techniques & trends and a life science program. These themes are each allotted a day at the trade fair and the program is already largely filled with interesting speakers.
Would you like to register free of charge for a free visit to LabNL? Register in advance and we will welcome you in September.
LabNL: this is what you can expect
Over the past year, developments in the lab have followed each other in rapid succession. The pandemic has caused us to work differently, for example at home in the cloud. The lab industry has proven to be innovative and adaptable. Just think of all the new analysis methods and automation solutions. The exhibitors and experts will update you on these new developments on the exhibition floor and in the LabNL conference programme.
The focus during LabNL is on meeting each other again and networking. Many suppliers and manufacturers are ready to show you all the new innovations. You will have every opportunity to meet each other on the exhibition floor, both at the stands and on the network terrace.Are you ready to meet your colleagues again? We look forward to seeing you at LabNL. You can already register via our website.
Conference program focused on answering current questions
LabNL’s scientific program focuses on three themes: lab automation, analytical techniques and life sciences. The conference program on Tuesday 28 September focuses on lab automation. Speakers from both science and practice zoom in on working faster, more efficiently and more accurately in the lab. Analytical techniques and current topics are the focus during the program on Wednesday 29 September. Think of food safety, testing traces of COVID in water and analytical techniques in forensic research. The life science program on Thursday 30 September provides insight into leading research in the field of cell biology, techniques such as Next Gen Sequencing and innovative developments in DNA technology. We will announce speakers and topics via the website in the near future. We will inform you in detail about this in the coming newsletters. You can already register for the conference program via our website.
Featured speaker: Jolanda Braakman from Eurol
The laboratory plays a crucial role in quality assurance at many production companies. But many labs can be considered a closed bastion. Jolanda Braakman from Eurol will outline during LabNL how laboratory employees can communicate effectively with other departments, often for the benefit of the entire company. She will give a presentation during the LabAutomation conference program on the 28th of September.