Monday 19 March 2018
11.00 – 2.00
Hilton Union Square, San Francisco
In this dedicated workshop we will learn how leading investors and operators in Vertical Farming are scaling production and accessing new markets.
Registration – Continental Ballroom, Hilton Union Square
Welcome & Introduction
Jennie Moss, Founder, RETHINK EVENTS, UK
Chairs Opening Remarks: Understanding the current investment landscape for Vertical Farming
Brian Mixer, Investment Director and Managing Director, MIDDLELAND CAPITAL, USA
Plant Science: What are the latest approaches to optimizing yields in vertical, controlled environment agriculture? Where is the next wave of innovation coming from?
John Purcell, VP Vegetables Global R&D Lead, MONSANTO COMPANY, USA
Technology: Building holistic indoor farming systems that can scale quickly
Nate Storey, Co-Founder and CSO, PLENTY, USA
Finance & Business Models: In what creative ways are vertical farms being funded, and how do capital stacks compare?
Sonia Lo, CEO, CROP ONE HOLDINGS INC, USA
Global Potential: Understanding the drivers for adoption in Asia, the economics of vertical farming and the value placed on clean food production
J.J Price, Business Development Director, SPREAD, JAPAN
Future Growth: What else can be grown vertically? What’s next and what will never happen?
Concluding Discussion: All speakers