The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, a virtual event on Thursday July 23, will gather the biggest names in the indoor and vertical farming industries to discuss how the sector is rapidly transforming the agri-food landscape, and redesigning food systems to meet consumer demand for fresh produce.
Oscar Brennecke, Conference Producer for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, says: “Three years on from our first event we’ve seen a huge shift in the scale, quality and affordability of indoor grown produce. As a high-end niche market, fresh produce is now available on supermarket shelves and restaurants, providing a clean, safe, nutritious, local, and resilient food source to millions of people.
“Hosting the virtual event provides a meeting point for the sector and we’re looking forward to facilitating new connections, sharing best practice, and accelerating project developments.”
The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit has taken place in New York annually since 2018, attended by major farm operators, food retailers, seed companies, technology providers and investors from around the world. The new Virtual Summit will host over 300 participants from the US, Canada, Europe, the UAE and Asia to share knowledge and engage in high-level networking via online roundtable groups and 1-1 meetings.
Key discussion topics on the fast-paced program include:
Finding Growth in Crisis: Responding to a Rapidly Changing Food LandscapeWhy Diversify? Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Indoor AgricultureOptimizing Seeds for Indoor Agriculture: Breeding a Competitive AdvantageEnhancing Nutritional Value and Yield: Perfecting Plant RecipesLighting and Energy: Driving Efficiency and Economic ViabilityFinancing Growth: Can Capital Keep Pace with Industry Demand?Investing in Food Security: The Abu Dhabi ModelAdapting to a New Food Culture: Supplying Restaurants Post-COVIDOptimizing Consumer Awareness: How to Build a “Holistic” Indoor Brand
Over 40 international speakers include:
David Rosenberg, CEO, AEROFARMS, USATessa Pocock, Director of Advanced Lighting & Plant Physiology, PLENTY, USASanjeev Krishnan, CIO & Managing Director, S2G VENTURES, USAElyse Lipman, Director of Strategy, LIPMAN FAMILY FARMS, USAViraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, GOTHAM GREENS, USASusan MacIsaac, Head of AgScience, BOWERY, USADavid Farquhar, CEO, IGS, UKGretchen Raymond, Managing Director, RIJK ZWAAN, USATobias Peggs, CEO, SQUARE ROOTS, USADelphine Descamps, Managing Director, CREADEV, USAMaximillian Vogt, Director Buying, ALDI SÜD, GERMANYSky Kurtz, CEO, PURE HARVEST, UAE
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The full agenda, advisory board, confirmed speakers, and delegate registration are available at www.indooragtechnyc.com