The annual meeting of ASEAN Network on Microbial Utilization (AnMicro) is organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academic and researchers in ASEAN to SHARE their research findings. It also serves to foster communication among researchers working in a wide variety of scientific areas of microbial utilization with a common interest in improving recent innovation technology. 

Along with 3rd AMBC, the 5th AnMicro meeting took place at Pullman Kuching Hotel, Sarawak, Malaysia on 25th April 2018. 

On 26th April 2018, the day after the 5th AnMicro meeting, the participants from AnMicro members joined iCollect workshop, which was also held at Pullman Kuching Hotel, to build capacity on ASEAN data management of microbial resource and to facilitate access to microbial resources and information and compliance with the ABS.