It is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Asian Federation for Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB) and to invite you to attend the next International Conference at the 8th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB8) which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on July 8-10, 2015. The Conference will be held in the joint meeting with the Symposium of Prebiotics and Probiotics, Health Benefits and Application. There will be also a special dedicated lecture session arranged by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). AFSLAB is the Federation consists of the Association of Lactic Acid Bacteria from 13 counties in Asian area including Thailand. The Conference has been held in every second year until now. The last Conference has been held in India, 2013.