Urban Future Global Conference – Oslo 2019

Urban Future Global Conference – Oslo 2019

Unlocking the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future

Keynote Speakers

Urban Agriculture Speaker

Josef Schmidhuber, Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division, FAO

Gertjan Meeuws, Co-Founder and CEO, Seven Steps To Heaven

Dr. Leo Marcelis, Ph.D., Head of Chair Group, Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University

Dr. Joel Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona

Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Chairwoman, AVF

Per Aage Lysaa, Founder and CEO of Intravision Group AS

Workshop Programme, 22-23 May 

Establishing High-Tech Urban Food Systems in Cities of the Future
How can cities keep pace with the rapidly-evolving value chain?


  1. Workshop 1, short | Wed, May 22 | 16.00-17.30 | Indoor/Vertical Farming Designs and Strategies. Moderator: Joel Cuello
  2. Workshop 2, short | Thu, May 23 | 9.00-10.30 | Can Blockchain technology advance Vertical Farming industry? Moderator: Bernhard Hecker
  3. 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


Roundtable Discussion, 22 May

Science of Food Production in the City

Food and future cities — growing food where the people live: what, why and how

Moderated panel discussion with public Q&A session.

Food production meets all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals; accordingly, it also touches on all of Urban Future’s thematic areas. Why then is food production so often left out of city planning? This roundtable discussion will cover the importance of placing food at the centre of city planning, and the best ways to go about doing so. Hear unique industry perspectives on what is working and what needs to change, and then take the opportunity to ask questions in a 20-minute public Q&A session.

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Be a part of the movement that creates a new industry and a more sustainable way of food production.