The society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences.

IBBS19 - the 19th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium
9th - 12th September 2024

IBBS has been holding its triennial symposia since 1968 in Southampton, UK with subsequent meetings at various venues in the UK but internationally in the USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria amongst others.  In 2024 we return to Berlin where we held the 4th Symposium in 1978.

IBBS19 will address a broad range of research on biodeterioration and biodegradation of various man-made and natural materials and products that are of economic and cultural importance.  For further information see  

Contact: Matthias Neumann, Phone: +49 (0)69 7564-254, Email:

LABS 10 – The 10th Latin American Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium

LABS 10 to be held in the coastal city of Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte on Brazil’s north-eastern tip, will now take place in November 2023.  Full details to follow.

Contact: Fatima Menezes Bento –