We cordially invite you to the AVF conference entitled:

“Unlocking the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future.”

22-24 May @ Urban Future Global Conference
 

Realistic strategies for implementing food production systems in cities across the globe.

 

Main Sponsors: Ÿnsect & Crop One Holdings

 

Keynote Speakers: 
Ali Ahmadian, Heliospectra
Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, Crop One Holdings
Joel Cuello, University of Arizona
Andreas Gerhardt, Kairosgreen
Per Aage Lysaa, Intravision Group
Leo Marcelis, Wageningen University
Gertjan Meeuws, Seven Steps to Heaven
Josef Schmidhuber, FAO
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We cordially invite you to the AVF conference entitled:

“Unlocking the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future.”

AVF’s role at Urban Future

Indoor farming meets the requirements for all seventeen of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Accordingly, it also touches on all of the Urban Future programme’s 10 tracks. Why then, do so many smart-city strategies leave out food completely? It is our belief that food production is among the most relevant topics for the future of cities. The right to food is a basic human right, and cities can either ease or disrupt access to healthy food.

Our role at Urban Future is to facilitate an honest conversation on best practices in urban food production.

Through keynote speeches, we will inspire you to think about how food production can integrate within your city’s future. We have selected a panel of expert speakers from across the spectrum of indoor farming. Topics include: engineering & technology, plant science, scaling business, and finance & investment.

With roundtable discussions, you will take part in an active debate that reflects the evolving nature of the industry. Take this time to ask questions of our experts and trust that you will get productive answers.

Finally, during the workshop segment, you choose a subject and take part in small-group discussions. Using proven workflow methods, your workshop group will create concrete outcomes that can integrate into future city planning. This is an unparalleled opportunity for networking with indoor farming experts.

The outcome? Realistic strategies for implementing food production systems in cities across the globe.

In the context of an increasingly urbanization, indoor farming represents an immense opportunity for smart cities. In coming to Urban Future, we will help more cities move toward realising their food production potential. We encourage you to bring all your passion to the table; we will bring the expertise necessary to translate that passion into action!

Conference/ Workshop Details

  • Plenary session #1 | Wed, May 22 | 9.00-10.30 | The Science of Food Production in the City
  • Plenary session #2 | Wed, May 22 | 11.00-12.30 | Food and future cities- growing food where people
    live: what, why and how
  • Workshop 1, short | Wed, May 22 | 16.00-17.30 | Indoor/Vertical Farming Designs and Strategies.
    Moderator: Joel Cuello
  • Workshop 2, short | Thu, May 23 | 9.00-10.30 | Can Blockchain technology advance Vertical Farming
    industry? Moderator: Bernhard Hecker
  • Workshop 3, long | Thu, May 23 | 9.00-12.30 | 9-10:30 (Tentative) Women in Vertical Farming 10:30
    (Definite) Upcoming technologies and renewable energy in the next generation of indoor farms.
    Moderator: Ramin Ebrahimnejad

The outcome? Realistic strategies for implementing food production systems in cities across the globe.

In the context of an increasingly urbanization, indoor farming represents an immense opportunity for smart cities. In coming to Urban Future, we will help more cities move toward realising their food production potential. We encourage you to bring all your passion to the table; we will bring the expertise necessary to translate that passion into action!

We are pleased to announce our lineup of Keynote Speakers and workshop contributors:

  • Dr. Josef Schmidhuber, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division, FAO.
  • Ali Ahmadian, Heliospectra
  • Joel Cuello, University of Arizona
  • Andreas Gerhardt, Kairosgreen
  • Per Aage Lysaa, Intravision Group
  • Leo Marcelis, Wageningen University
  • Gertjan Meeuws, Seven Steps to Heaven
  • Josef Schmidhuber, FAO

 

Special Tickets

  • Member ticket: €360
  • Student ticket: €220

 

Please e-mail re@vertical-farming.net for special ticket voucher codes. For any general inquiries about the event, please e-mail info@vertical-farming.net

For more information about the Urban Future Event, check out our page about the AVF at Urban Future.

 

OUR VISION

The AVF acknowledges that vertical farming in its current state can provide access to fresh, safe and sufficient food, independent of climate and location. In the decades to come, where overpopulation and severe planetary changes challenge our current way of life, vertical farming will become a necessary solution in global food production.

OUR MISSION

The Association for Vertical Farming is the leading, global non-profit organisation for raising awareness and connecting all stakeholders to advance the implementation of vertical farming

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