AVF Pavilion Round Table Discussions

GreenTech Amsterdam and the Association for Vertical Farming are partnering in organizing a dedicated Vertical Farming pavilion where all innovation, knowledge and technology in Vertical Farming comes together. The Vertical Farming pavilion will feature the AVF café with a superb programme of ’round table talks’ lead by international experts on the topics of ‘AI in Vertical Farming‘, ‘Standardization‘ and ‘Medicinal Plant Growing‘.

We are pleased to announce that our panel of experts will feature Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy. He served as director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture in President Obama’s administration and before that he was dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. He had published nearly 150 journal articles, book chapters, and a book before leading NIFA. He has received a number of awards and honors as a scientist and department head, including being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow of the Entomological Society of America; and Distinguished Graduate Alumnus of Cook College, Rutgers University.

You can also find highly engaging talks from AVF members and others at GreenTech’s different theatres here.


Here is the AVF café discussions program:

Time Company Topic / Participants
Tuesday June 12 2018 Med Plant Growing
13:30 – 13:35 Montel Jerome Doucet
13:40 – 13:45 Planthive Vasileios Vallas
13:50 – 13:50 PRIVA Henry van Gameren
14:00 – 14:45
Round table discussion AVF Moderator Yanni Garcia
Sonny Ramaswamy, Wythe Marschall, Vasileios Vallas, Jerome Doucet, Henry van Gameren
Wednesday June 13 2018 AI/Innovation 
13:30 – 13:35 Aponix Marco Tidona
13:40 – 13:45 Philips Roel Janssen
13:50 – 13:55 Intag Ian Kanski
14:00 – 14:45
Round table discussion AVF Moderator Gus van der Feltz
Sonny Ramaswamy, Marco Tidona, Ian Kanski, Lars Aikala (Valoya), Roel Janssen
Thursday June 14 2018 Standardization
13:20 – 13:25 FARMEE Florian Hassler
13:30 – 13:35 TüVSüD Marvin Boell
13:40 – 13:45 SonneTeck George Xu
13:50 – 13:55 OSRAM Timo Bongartz
14:00 – 14:45
Round table discussion AVF Moderator Tom Zöllner
Sonny Ramaswamy, Marvin Boell, Timo Bongartz; George Xu, Florian Hassler

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