Indoor Ag-Con expands its educational line-up with a new keynote session from Viraj Puri, CEO and Co-Founder of Gotham Greens. Puri joins other keynote presenters, Irving Fain, CEO / Co-Founder, Bowery, and Brad McNamara, CEO / Co-Founder, Freight Farms to headline the educational conference program for the 7th annual edition, May 22-24, 2019, at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Featuring 40+ sessions, panel discussions and keynotes, the comprehensive line-up spans five tracks: Grow Equipment, Crop Selection, Customers & The Supply Chain, Business, Policy & Societal Impact.
The full conference schedule is available at https://indoor.ag/lasvegas/las-vegas-2019-schedule-sessions/
“We are thrilled to welcome Viraj Puri to our program,” explains Jim Pantaleo, Conference Chairman, Indoor Ag-Con. “Our keynote sessions now give attendees the chance to hear the unique perspectives and insights from three of the industry’s top CEOs. We’ve worked to bring together a broad and deep series of programs that promise to arm attendees with the latest innovations, trends, business-building strategies and insights into emerging technologies and industry breakthroughs.”
Puri’s presentation will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 1-1:30 pm. Since its pioneering greenhouse launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn to a multi-state indoor farming leader and one of the largest hydroponic salad producers in North America. The company currently operates more than 180,000 square feet of greenhouse in New York and Chicago and has an additional 500,000 square feet of development underway across five U.S. states, including Chicago, Il., Baltimore, MD and Providence, RI. Gotham Greens was founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, New York and was named one of the ‘Coolest Businesses in America’ by Business Insider.
On opening day, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Irving Fain, co-founder and CEO of Bowery, the modern farming company growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture, kicks off the conference with a presentation from 9:15 – 9:55 am.
In addition, Brad McNamara, CEO and Co-Founder of Freight Farms, the agtech company that first established the hydroponic vertical container farming industry, will lead his keynote session from 9:15 – 9:55 am on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
In addition to the keynotes, attendees can choose from an expansive line-up of sessions and panel discussions led by industry executives and thought leaders. Among them: Bayer Crop Science, Signify, AeroFarms, Shenandoah Farms, MVP Farms, Fluence Bioengineering, Farmbox Greens, Urban Crop Solutions, Sananbio, Vertical Harvest, TapRoot holdings, Pulse Labs Smallhold, Germains Seed Technology, Argus Controls, AgEye Technologies, HSG-AME Certified Laboratories and many others.
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