Vertical Farming to Shape Food’s Future

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Top Companies to Share Expertise at Online Congress

The first Vertical Farming World Congress will be held online from 22nd to 24th September, bringing together the sector’s top minds and businesses, who believe the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the industry’s inevitable growth. With the theme ‘Shaping Food’s Future’, the event is sponsored by LED lighting solutions provider Heilux. 

“This is a unique opportunity for interested investors, agriculturalists, food producers, suppliers, academics and governments,” commented Richard Hall, Chairman of event organiser Zenith Global, the food and drink experts. “There may never be a better time, because the industry is rapidly establishing itself and an online event gives a ringside seat more affordably, along with all kinds of extra features. 

“In addition to the most authoritative speakers ever assembled on the sector, there will be virtual farm tours, round tables on key issues and extensive social as well as one-to-one networking. There will be ongoing access afterwards to review presentations and continue making new connections. 

“It will be difficult to beat the calibre and geographic spread of our speakers: 

  • Our industry leadership panel has the founders and chief executives of AeroFarms and 80 Acres Farms from the United States plus Intelligent Growth Solutions and Jones Food Company from the United Kingdom. 
  • On sustainability, we have the World Wildlife Fund; on retailing, we have Migros from Switzerland. 
  • Investors are represented by AgFunder, Ashfords, Innovate UK and Virgo. 
  • Other leading contributors range from the global Association of Vertical Farming to Wageningen University. 
  • Other talks include a view of the city of the future, a nutrition briefing and debate about the relative merit of aeroponics, aquaponics and hydroponics. 
  • A technology briefing will look in depth at operational choices, plant growth, lighting and robotics. 
  • Innovator case studies include growing underground, modular aeroponics, shipping containers and success in Taiwan.” 

Media partners include AgFunder, Agritecture, AOA Chile, Association of Vertical Farming, Eatable Adventures, Farm Tech Society, FoodBev Media, Hortidaily, iGrow, Japan Plant Factory Association, NextGenChef, Urban Ag News, Vertical Farming Consulting and Vertical Farming Podcast. Full programme and booking details are available at There is a specially discounted rate for start-ups. 

2 thoughts on “Vertical Farming to Shape Food’s Future

  1. This is great news. It’s so important for everyone to talk and learn about sustainable farming and how to feed people in the best way!

  2. Hydrophobic farm products are dangerous to health ,100% grown with chemical synthetic fertilisers and synthetic additives without natural mineral soil and without sun energy for photosynthesis.
    It will cause cancer and generic diseases only known after 10 years when millions suffer and run for billions of $ seeking for relief and medicine.

    Recently world is facing problem due to
    chemically grown farm cattle and disease like bird flu,mad cow diseases, swine flu, sheep mouth disease and many more.
    World is seeking for natural mineral soil grown plants and organic farming, why one set of people going against nature and bring synthetic food.

    Beware of these synthetic food.

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