GreenTech Summit 2015

Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers shared his experiences from space.
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers shared his experiences from space.
Kuipers discussed some experiments he held in the Space Station; what effect does gravity has on growth?
Kuipers discussed some experiments he held in the Space Station; what effect does gravity has on growth?
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The entire GreenTech Summit was streamed live on the internet.
The entire GreenTech Summit was streamed live on the internet.
Trendwatcher Richard van Hooijdonk was clear; Robots will take over jobs in horticulture.
Trendwatcher Richard van Hooijdonk was clear; Robots will take over jobs in horticulture.
A group of international growers travelled to Amsterdam for the GreenTech Summit. Bruno Vila was one of them; he recently opened a new 9,6 hectare semi closed greenhouse in France.
A group of international growers travelled to Amsterdam for the GreenTech Summit. Bruno Vila was one of them; he recently opened a new 9,6 hectare semi closed greenhouse in France.
During the breaks, the attendees had a chance to visit the booths of the sponsors.
During the breaks, the attendees had a chance to visit the booths of the sponsors.
Svensson consultant Ton Habraken.
Svensson consultant Ton Habraken.
Frank Lock and Arco van der Mout of Lock Drives.
Frank Lock and Arco van der Mout of Lock Drives.
Koppert's Maren Schoormans together with Roman Gaus of Urban Farmers.
Koppert's Maren Schoormans together with Roman Gaus of Urban Farmers.
BDO's Pieter Eenhoorn and Stefan van Vliet together with Vrisea grower Bjorn Bunnik (Middle)
BDO's Pieter Eenhoorn and Stefan van Vliet together with Vrisea grower Bjorn Bunnik (Middle)
Catching up at Dalsem
Catching up at Dalsem
Dirk van Der Kaaij of RedStar together with Meiny Prins of Priva.
Dirk van Der Kaaij of RedStar together with Meiny Prins of Priva.
Lars Steen Pedersen of Ellegaard explaining the Ellepot system.
Lars Steen Pedersen of Ellegaard explaining the Ellepot system.
Holland Gaas' Marcel Schulte is busy as always
Holland Gaas' Marcel Schulte is busy as always
Also Richel was present with a booth.
Also Richel was present with a booth.
Pascal den Heijer and Bob Hunsche of Van der Hoeven
Pascal den Heijer and Bob Hunsche of Van der Hoeven
The team from Almeria's greenhouse horticulture park PITA ( See also: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/17385/Guidance- to-set-up-a-business-or-warehouse-in-Almeria)
The team from Almeria's greenhouse horticulture park PITA ( See also: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/17385/Guidance- to-set-up-a-business-or-warehouse-in-Almeria)
Lianca Ruiter of floriculture processing manufacturer BercoMex.
Lianca Ruiter of floriculture processing manufacturer BercoMex.
United Farms' Maurico Revah together with Wil Lammers of HortiMax North America.
United Farms' Maurico Revah together with Wil Lammers of HortiMax North America.
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Erik Pekkeriet of Wageningen UR discussed disruptive technology and robotization.
Erik Pekkeriet of Wageningen UR discussed disruptive technology and robotization.
Martijn Wisse of TU Delft on the pro's and con's of drones in horticulture.
Martijn Wisse of TU Delft on the pro's and con's of drones in horticulture.
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Roman Gaus of Urban Farmers during one of the breakout sessions.
Roman Gaus of Urban Farmers during one of the breakout sessions.
Mark Durno of Urban Farmers
Mark Durno of Urban Farmers
From Urban farming to large scale farming; ZZ2 grows 2,000 hectare with open field tomatoes in South Africa. They supply 45% of the total domestic demand.
From Urban farming to large scale farming; ZZ2 grows 2,000 hectare with open field tomatoes in South Africa. They supply 45% of the total domestic demand.
ZZ2 founded a sustainable farming strategy that is somewhere between organic and conventional farming: Natuurboerdery.
ZZ2 founded a sustainable farming strategy that is somewhere between organic and conventional farming: Natuurboerdery.
Ian van Brouwershaven of ZZ2 explained the application of Natuurboerdery strategy inside a greenhouse
Ian van Brouwershaven of ZZ2 explained the application of Natuurboerdery strategy inside a greenhouse
Growing in a tea bag?
Growing in a tea bag?
According to Robert Kielstra of ECW/ AGriport, it makes sense to find partners from other industries to form a sustainable energy cluster.
According to Robert Kielstra of ECW/ AGriport, it makes sense to find partners from other industries to form a sustainable energy cluster.
What can we learn from each other?
What can we learn from each other?
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Uk Greenhouse consultant John Hall and Jim McAlpine from Fargro.
Uk Greenhouse consultant John Hall and Jim McAlpine from Fargro.
Olga Sholomova from Ludvig Svensson together with Robert Vink of Alumat Zeeman.
Olga Sholomova from Ludvig Svensson together with Robert Vink of Alumat Zeeman.
Time for a Lunch!
Time for a Lunch!
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Robert-Jan de Goeij from Dalsem together with Will van Roest of Snelder
Robert-Jan de Goeij from Dalsem together with Will van Roest of Snelder
Elly and Frank Lekkerkerk of the JHL Group
Elly and Frank Lekkerkerk of the JHL Group
Jan Schuttrups from Royal Brinkman, together with Bas Lagerwerf of Berg Hortimotive
Jan Schuttrups from Royal Brinkman, together with Bas Lagerwerf of Berg Hortimotive
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Bell pepper growers Pieter Wijnen and Koen Neyens.
Bell pepper growers Pieter Wijnen and Koen Neyens.
Robert Kielstra and Koen Brabander (PB Techniek) together with Joep van den Bosch of Hortimax
Robert Kielstra and Koen Brabander (PB Techniek) together with Joep van den Bosch of Hortimax
The Svensson team!
The Svensson team!
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Edo Raus from Dalsem together with Priva's John van der Wilk
Edo Raus from Dalsem together with Priva's John van der Wilk
Ahmet Dalayman from Dalsem.
Ahmet Dalayman from Dalsem.
Our colleagues of HortiBiz.
Our colleagues of HortiBiz.
During the day, many interviews were streamed live on the Summit web stream.
During the day, many interviews were streamed live on the Summit web stream.
Michael Ploeg and Werner van Mullekom of Codema.
Michael Ploeg and Werner van Mullekom of Codema.
Maurico Lopez of Codema.
Maurico Lopez of Codema.
Farris Farrag started his career as a banker, but is nowadays the successful entrepreneur behind Bustan Aquaponics in Egypte.
Farris Farrag started his career as a banker, but is nowadays the successful entrepreneur behind Bustan Aquaponics in Egypte.
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Wil Lammers of Hortimax together with Edward Verbal of VB.
Wil Lammers of Hortimax together with Edward Verbal of VB.
Yasin Lahiani of Koppert and Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn.
Yasin Lahiani of Koppert and Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn.
Also Benjamin Richel was interviewed for the web stream.
Also Benjamin Richel was interviewed for the web stream.
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Michel de Wit from HortiMax.
Michel de Wit from HortiMax.
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Keynote speaker Bill Watts of the Sahara Forest Project
Keynote speaker Bill Watts of the Sahara Forest Project
Watts explained the idea behind the mission of the Sahara Forest project; growing in the heat of the desert without any fresh water.
Watts explained the idea behind the mission of the Sahara Forest project; growing in the heat of the desert without any fresh water.
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A lot has been written about the SFP already, but during his talk, Watts gave a detailed explanation of the technology they used.
A lot has been written about the SFP already, but during his talk, Watts gave a detailed explanation of the technology they used.
Plans for the future?
Plans for the future?
We are looking forward to hear more from Bill Watts.
We are looking forward to hear more from Bill Watts.
And then it was time for botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
And then it was time for botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
"Despite all technological innovations and advanced growing systems, the horticultural sector is sometimes a bit narrow."
"Despite all technological innovations and advanced growing systems, the horticultural sector is sometimes a bit narrow."
"Everybdoy is working with plant in here, but nobody is working together with nature!"
"Everybdoy is working with plant in here, but nobody is working together with nature!"
In his travels, Simcox searches for ancient species and nearly extinct fruits, flowers and vegetables, his botanical knowledge is impressive.
In his travels, Simcox searches for ancient species and nearly extinct fruits, flowers and vegetables, his botanical knowledge is impressive.
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The first GreenTech Summit was ended by a talk of te organizer; Mariska Dreschler explained that this summit will be held in all odd years, while the GreenTech exhibition will take place in all even year. The next edition of the Greenwich will take place in 2016; from 14 to 16 June.
The first GreenTech Summit was ended by a talk of te organizer; Mariska Dreschler explained that this summit will be held in all odd years, while the GreenTech exhibition will take place in all even year. The next edition of the Greenwich will take place in 2016; from 14 to 16 June.

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