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Vertical Farming

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Monday 19 March 2018
11.00 – 2.00
Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

Join this dedicated workshop to learn how leading investors and operators in Vertical Farming are scaling production and accessing new markets.

10.30
Registration
11.00
Welcome & Introduction

Jennie Moss, Founder, RETHINK EVENTS, UK

11.05
Chairs Opening Remarks: Understanding the Current Investment Landscape for Vertical Farming

Session Chair:
Brian Mixer, Investment Director and Managing Director, MIDDLELAND CAPITAL, USA

11.20
Plant Science: What are the latest approaches to optimizing yields in vertical, controlled environment agriculture? Where is the next wave of innovation coming from?

Speaker:
John Purcell, VP Vegetables Global R&D Lead, MONSANTO COMPANY, USA

11.40
Finance & Business Models: In what creative ways are vertical farms being funded, and how do capital stacks compare? What innovative technologies are operators investing in and how will this change the business model?

Speakers:
Nate Storey, Co-Founder and CSO, PLENTY, USA
Sonia Lo, CEO, FRESH BOX FARMS, USA

12.20
Networking Luncheon
12.50
Retailer/Marketing: Indoor grown greens offer the benefits of local sourcing, longer shelf life, fewer chemicals and a reduced chance of foodborne illness, but how will consumers be convinced?
1.10
Global Potential: Understanding the drivers for adoption in Asia, the economics of vertical farming and the value placed on clean food production

Speaker:
J.J Price, Business Development Director, SPREAD, JAPAN

1.30
Future Growth: What else can be grown vertically? What’s next and what will never happen?

Concluding Discussion: All speakers

2.00
Workshop Close
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