Horti China Itinerary

AVF @ Horti China 2018

The AVF is excited to partner and participate in Horti China 2018

Taking place in Shanghai, Horti China is the country’s premier international horticulture exhibition. Hortitech is a central focus of the event and we expect to see an array of innovative exhibits on plant factories, climatization and energy systems, sensors & lighting, and the agricultural use of IoT. During the event, we will be hosting several activities that promote the vertical farming industry.

On the 22nd we will host a conference entitled: The Transformative Power of Vertical Farming: Scaling of Business; and on the 23rd, we will hold the second edition of our 5-Year Vertical Farming Roadmap development with a Design Thinking Session.

Horti China gives us the opportunity to connect with new partners who will foster innovation in the vertical farming sector. Below you will find a detailed itinerary of our activities at Horti China 2018.

AVF @ Horti China 2018: Itinerary of Events

22 November: The Transformative Power of Vertical Farming: Scaling of Business

Conference Program:

13:00: Registration

13:30: Welcome and introduction by Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, AVF Chairwoman

13:50: “Science and the Scaling of Vertical Farming,” Prof. Jasper den Besten, HAS University, Netherlands

14:20: “Scaling Vertical Farming in China: turning optimal control into profit,” Fulco Wijdooge, General Manager at Ridder Group, China/Netherlands

14:50: Short networking break

15:15: “Scaling of Vertical Farming Business Models by Cooperation with a Multinational,” Max Loessl, CEO Agriultion, Germany

15:40: TBD, TUEV Sued GmbH, Germany

16:10: Panel Discussion on cooperation and internationalization in Vertical Farming business- opportunities and challenges.

 17:00: End of conference 

23 November: Design Thinking Session

The purpose of the event is to bring together individuals from every sector of vertical farming and join them in a collaborative approach to identifying and solving the problems facing our industry. Our attendees included representatives from technology companies, scientists, university professors, vertical farm owners, investment companies and institutions. We expect to begin at 9:30 AM, and the event will last for 3.5 hours (210 minutes).

Below, please find a version of our itinerary in Chinese:




  • 商业模式
  • 金融与投资
  • 政策和立法:AVF与当地、国家、超国界的政策制定者合作,对公司制定正确的框架有着诸多经验。
  • 教育:促进大学和研究机构的合作,发展线上学习平台,教育未来农民。


For more information, please visit our event page here.

To register, please click here.

Members, please contact czl@vertical-farming.net or jf@vertical-farming.net to book with your discount.


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