Petr Kirpeit, Andreas Reimann

Agritechnica 2019 – The AVF was there

From 10th to 16th November this year the Agritechnica took place in Hannover, Germany. 450.000 visitors, 130.000 of them from abroad, the AVF and our member the Fraunhofer IME Aachen were present, we talked about Vertical Farming in front of an audience of about 30 people.

Our Speaker

Petr Kirpeit, Project Manager at the Association for Vertical Farming.
As an Introducing Speaker, Petr Kirpeit swore the audience to the topic of Vertical Farming and explained in a summary what this is all about, what advantages the new cultivation technology offers in the vertical and why we will need Vertical Farming in the future.

Andreas Reimann, Project Manager at Fraunhofer IME.
Another speaker was Andreas Reimann from Fraunhofer IME, who presented the new developments around OrbiPlant, a technology that presents the current optimum of vertical farming, paired with low water, power and space requirements and yet stable plant growth, he aroused the audience’s curiosity and was able to establish initial contacts with a well-known company immediately after the presentation.

Petr Kirpeit introduce interested Agritechnica attendees about Vertical Farming
Petr Kirpeit, Andreas Reimann
Left: Petr Kirpeit, AVF Right: Andreas Reimann, Fraunhofer IME


Agritechnica in Hanover is the world’s largest agricultural technology trade fair and is organised by the German Agricultural Society. The first Agritechnica was held in 1985 at the Frankfurt Fair. Since 1995, it has taken place every two years in November, alternating with EuroTier, at the Hanover Exhibition Centre.
At the trade fair, companies present their new developments in the agricultural sector.

We were invited by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft)