Join Us for the 7th AVF Summit: Elevating New Food Systems

Vertical Farming has emerged as a groundbreaking solution to address the challenges of traditional agriculture, paving the way for a climate resilient production and efficient agriculture. If you’re enthusiastic about Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and eager to join a worldwide movement fueling innovation in this field, don’t miss out on the 7th Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) Summit! It will be held on September 26th-27th, 2023, in Dortmund, Germany.

Our goals are to identify the hurdles, present solutions and encourage cooperations for a faster implementation of indoor/vertical farming to be prepared for the  challenges of climate change.

The AVF Summit promises to be a gathering of leading experts, industry pioneers, researchers, and enthusiasts, all committed to revolutionizing the way we grow food and creating circular cities that prioritize sustainability and resource efficiency. The event will be held alongside the VertiFarm tradeshow, offering an exciting opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies and witness the latest advancements in vertical farming practices.

What’s Included?
The ticket to the AVF Summit opens the doors to an unforgettable experience. A 2-day pass to the summit, granting you access to captivating panels, enlightening workshops, and inspiring presentations. Furthermore, the ticket also grants you a 3-day pass to VertiFarm, where you’ll be immersed in a world of innovations and groundbreaking technologies in the vertical farming industry. And that’s not all – your ticket comes with catered meals, ensuring you stay nourished throughout the event, and ample opportunities for networking with professionals and like-minded individuals.

Three Pillars of Focus – The AVF Summit will revolve around three pivotal pillars that shape the future of vertical farming:

Pillar A: Science & Industry
Vertical Farming has often been hailed as the farming of the future. But how close is the science behind vertical farming to becoming a widespread reality? This pillar aims to shed light on the current state of the art in CEA/VF research. The discussion will delve into the need for collaboration between research and industry, identifying gaps and areas where advancements are required. By bringing together scientists and industry leaders, the summit aims to address urgent challenges and foster breakthrough solutions.

Pillar B: Technology & Sustainability
Technology is at the core of the vertical farming industry, enabling growers to optimize yields, enhance crop quality, reduce costs, and, most importantly, promote sustainability. This pillar will explore the latest technological applications in automation, energy efficiency, and consumption reduction. Additionally, it will examine the role of lighting in vertical farming and the need for standardization to drive the industry forward sustainably

Pillar C: Food & Cities
Cities play a critical role in the transformation of food systems. As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, the demand for sustainable food solutions within cities rises exponentially. Vertical Farming has the potential to cater to these needs by providing fresh, nutritious, and weather-independent produce to urban dwellers, all while promoting circular city concepts. This pillar will focus on building a network of cities and showcasing how vertical farming can contribute to sustainable urban food systems.

A Global Gathering of Makers
The AVF Summit is a melting pot of ideas, expertise, and perspectives. It brings together a diverse group of participants from various sectors, including companies, technologists, growers, retailers, city planners, research institutions, and governmental bodies. Last year’s event witnessed over 70 exhibitors from 17 countries with visitors from agriculture, food, and pharmaceutical industries. With over 50% of attendees joining from abroad, the summit transcends borders and unites minds from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Be a Part of the Future
If you’re passionate about innovation, climate resilience and building an efficient food chain, the 7th AVF Summit in Dortmund is an event you can’t afford to miss. Join us on September 26th-27th, 2023, and be at the forefront of the vertical farming revolution. Together, we will pave the way for a more sustainable, efficient, and resilient future in agriculture and beyond. Let’s connect, collaborate, and inspire change at the AVF Summit. See you in Dortmund!

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