Indoor AgTech 2019, New York, USA

Csanad Gurdon (Aerofarms) Kashyap Choksi (FFAR, Foundation for Food Agriculture Research)
Csanad Gurdon (Aerofarms) & Kashyap Choksi (FFAR, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research)
John Spencer with Illumitex Wil Lammers, Ridder North America
John Spencer with Illumitex & Wil Lammers, Ridder North America
Philip Karp, Shenandoah Growers
Philip Karp, Shenandoah Growers
Kylie Horomia, Darryn Keiller Kayla Waldorff with Autogrow. The company had a major announcement to make: they launched a new farm management platform, FarmRoad. They have also announced a collaboration with their competitor Ridder Group, which will make it possible for growers to connect their Ridder climate control and irrigation systems to the FarmRoadTM platform.https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119335/competitors-join-forces-to-push-the-industry-forward/
Kylie Horomia, Darryn Keiller & Kayla Waldorff with Autogrow. The company had a major announcement to make: they launched a new farm management platform, FarmRoad. They have also announced a collaboration with their competitor Ridder Group, which will make it possible for growers to connect their Ridder climate control and irrigation systems to the FarmRoadTM platform. 


https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119335/competitors-join-forces-to-push-the-industry-forward/ 
https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119335/competitors-join-forces-to-push-the-industry-forward/ Alongside Ridder Group, Autogrow will also be collaborating with New York based Start-Up NATIVE - so Sarah Sanders with Native made sure to drop by at Autogrow!
https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119335/competitors-join-forces-to-push-the-industry-forward/
Alongside Ridder Group, Autogrow will also be collaborating with New York based Start-Up NATIVE - so Sarah Sanders with Native made sure to drop by at Autogrow!
Roeland Van Dijk with Codema Mike Zelkind with 80 Acres Farms
Roeland Van Dijk with Codema & Mike Zelkind with 80 Acres Farms
Roger Kirkpatrick (Plenty) David Rosenberg (Aerofarms)
Roger Kirkpatrick (Plenty) & David Rosenberg (Aerofarms)
Charlie Wang (Oasis Biotech) Mike Zelkind (80 Acres Farms)
Charlie Wang (Oasis Biotech) & Mike Zelkind (80 Acres Farms)
Blake Lange Roel Janssen with Signify show the recently launched Production Module and GrowWise Control System
Blake Lange & Roel Janssen with Signify show the recently launched Production Module and GrowWise Control System
Colin Woodford with Current, powered by GE & Kyle Barnett with Hort Americas. Just two more weeks and then they'll have some exciting news to share on the Cultivate. We'll keep you posted!
Colin Woodford with Current, powered by GE & Kyle Barnett with Hort Americas. Just two more weeks and then they'll have some exciting news to share on the Cultivate. We'll keep you posted!
Martin Veenstra and Justin Lukoff with Certhon
Martin Veenstra and Justin Lukoff with Certhon
Ali Ahmadian (Heliospectra) Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, Crop One Holdings
Ali Ahmadian (Heliospectra) & Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, Crop One Holdings 
Brian Rich with Catalyst Investors Jay Ribakove
Brian Rich with Catalyst Investors & Jay Ribakove 
Paul Selinas with Mastronardi Akash Nandi with Root AI
Paul Selinas with Mastronardi & Akash Nandi with Root AI
Doug StetzerJeff Underwood with Kent Corporation
Doug Stetzer  & Jeff Underwood with Kent Corporation
Neil Mattson with Cornell University and Chris Laughton with Farm Credit East
Neil Mattson with Cornell University and Chris Laughton with Farm Credit East
Zaina Rahimtula with Transcom, developing indoor farming in the Middle East Cristian Sjgrenagrolerparc with AgroUrbana
Zaina Rahimtula with Transcom, developing indoor farming in the Middle East & Cristian Sjögrenagrolerparc with AgroUrbana
Caleb Allen, Lettuce Leads Sam Lewando, Cultivate the City
Caleb Allen, Lettuce Leads & Sam Lewando, Cultivate the City
Tom Thompson (Golden Sun Marketing) Sheldon Hamburger (Your Local Greens)
Tom Thompson (Golden Sun Marketing) & Sheldon Hamburger (Your Local Greens)
James Rasmussen (Robinson Fresh), Blake Lange (Signify) Kurt Breeggemann (Robinson Fresh)
James Rasmussen (Robinson Fresh), Blake Lange (Signify) & Kurt Breeggemann (Robinson Fresh)
Carl Tamson Fredrik Olrog with Bonbio
Carl Tamson & Fredrik Olrog with Bonbio
Rob Wessels (Bakker Centrale / Greenyard) Roel Janssen, Signify
Rob Wessels (Bakker Centrale / Greenyard) & Roel Janssen, Signify 
Gene Kim Sarah Federman (USDA) in the photo with Matt RavetierChris Leishaar (Greens Do Good)
Gene Kim & Sarah Federman (USDA) in the photo with Matt Ravetier  & Chris Leishaar (Greens Do Good)
Jade Stinson (Vindara) Tom Debusschere, Urban Crop Solutions
Jade Stinson (Vindara) & Tom Debusschere, Urban Crop Solutions
Discussing indoor / vertical farming at the show
Discussing indoor / vertical farming at the show
Paul Sellew, Little Leaf Farms Brian Rich, Catalyst Investors
Paul Sellew, Little Leaf Farms & Brian Rich, Catalyst Investors
Chin Chong Lim (Temasek), Zhuo Zhan (SananBio) Michael Zhu (ZSC Capital Management)
Chin Chong Lim (Temasek), Zhuo Zhan (SananBio) & Michael Zhu (ZSC Capital Management)
Venki Venkatramana (Agribody) Miki Sode (International Space Station)
Venki Venkatramana (Agribody) & Miki Sode (International Space Station)
Dan Nelson (Grow Computer) Rabbi Sharratt (iGrow News)
Dan Nelson (Grow Computer) & Rabbi Sharratt (iGrow News)
Peter Quiring, Nature Fresh Farms
Peter Quiring, Nature Fresh Farms
Justin Coates, South Essex Fabricating Steve Graves, Fluence BioEngineering
Justin Coates, South Essex Fabricating & Steve Graves, Fluence BioEngineering
Justin Lukoff, Certhon Dan Plant, MVP Farms
Justin Lukoff, Certhon & Dan Plant,  MVP Farms
Krzysztof Sosniak Vince Feorenzo with Samsung LED, explaining how their components benefit various LED suppliers.
Krzysztof Sosniak & Vince Feorenzo with Samsung LED, explaining how their components benefit various LED suppliers. 
Adam Greenberg with iUNU Kunal Desai, Brightfarms
Adam Greenberg with iUNU & Kunal Desai, Brightfarms
Neil Mattson with Cornell University on the economic footprint of scaling urban controlled environment agriculture.
Neil Mattson with Cornell University on the economic footprint of scaling urban controlled environment agriculture.
Freek Knol Kees Rodenburgh with Enza Zaden. The breeding company develops varieties for indoor farming especially: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9113316/market-trends-and-breeding-innovation-charting-the-path-for-indoor-farming/
Freek Knol & Kees Rodenburgh with Enza Zaden. The breeding company develops varieties for indoor farming especially: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9113316/market-trends-and-breeding-innovation-charting-the-path-for-indoor-farming/
Bill Whitakker Jan Westra with Priva
Bill Whitakker & Jan Westra with Priva
Blair Farley (Southern Company) Brad McNamara (Freight Farms)
Blair Farley (Southern Company) & Brad McNamara (Freight Farms)
The team with Fluence
The team with Fluence 
Patrik Borenius Tero Rapila, (Green Automation Americas)
Patrik Borenius & Tero Rapila, (Green Automation Americas)
Jerome Smith, Pagosa Verde
Jerome Smith, Pagosa Verde
Stphane Groud(Intelligent Growth Solutions) Fabien Villemalard, Crop One
Stéphane Groud  (Intelligent Growth Solutions) & Fabien Villemalard, Crop One
Abigail Ryder Sophie Buck with Rethink Events, organising the show.
Abigail Ryder & Sophie Buck with Rethink Events, organising the show. 
F.l.t.r., Philip Prada (President of Prada Governmental Solutions) having a chat with Aabid Shariff (Director of Data Science at Pairwise)
F.l.t.r., Philip Prada (President of Prada Governmental Solutions) having a chat with Aabid Shariff (Director of Data Science at Pairwise)
Rodrigo Pereyra (OSRAM Digital Farming), Mark Wilson (Fluence by OSRAM) and Jose Ramos (OSRAM)
Rodrigo Pereyra (OSRAM Digital Farming), Mark Wilson (Fluence by OSRAM) and Jose Ramos (OSRAM)
Rajan Gupta (Silicon Valley Bank) and Rob van Es (Vision Ridge Partners, LLC)
Rajan Gupta (Silicon Valley Bank) and Rob van Es (Vision Ridge Partners, LLC)
Ingmar Leliveld (Shenandoah Growers), Cristian Sjgren (AgroUrbana) and Roger Kirkpatrick (Plenty)
Ingmar Leliveld (Shenandoah Growers), Cristian Sjögren (AgroUrbana) and Roger Kirkpatrick (Plenty)
Adam Fishes from Elo Life Systems
Adam Fishes from Elo Life Systems
Ingmar Leliveld and Tim Heydon of Shenandoah Growers
Ingmar Leliveld and Tim Heydon of Shenandoah Growers
David Brainson of Cresson Management LLC
David Brainson of Cresson Management LLC
Meetings inbetween sessions
Meetings inbetween sessions
Joris Giai-Checa with FUL
Joris Giai-Checa with FUL
Rick Nathans (SpecGrade LED) and Mohammed Oufattole (Benson Hill Biosystems)
Rick Nathans (SpecGrade LED) and Mohammed Oufattole (Benson Hill Biosystems)
Adam DeMartino (Smallfold) and Sarah Sanders (Native Ag)
Adam DeMartino (Smallfold) and Sarah Sanders (Native Ag)
Dave Saunders (PAVA Group), Michael Guttman (Kennett Township) and Eric W. Stein (Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture)
Dave Saunders (PAVA Group), Michael Guttman (Kennett Township) and Eric W. Stein (Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture)
Ron Acorn and John Vidaurrazaga of HYVE
Ron Acorn and John Vidaurrazaga of HYVE
Ingmar Leliveld, Lejda Cela and Tim Heydon of Shenandoah Growers
Ingmar Leliveld, Lejda Cela and Tim Heydon of Shenandoah Growers
The 'That's Tasty' organic herbs line of Shenandoah Growers
The 'That's Tasty' organic herbs line of Shenandoah Growers
Adam Greenberg (iUNU), Paul Sellew (Little Leaf Farms) and Tero Rapila (Green Automation Group)
Adam Greenberg (iUNU), Paul Sellew (Little Leaf Farms) and Tero Rapila (Green Automation Group)
Marc Oosterhuis (Babylon Micro-Farms) and Roel Janssen (Signify)
Marc Oosterhuis (Babylon Micro-Farms) and Roel Janssen (Signify)
Sam Johnson (Commonwealth Charter Academy) and Andrew Jenkins (Queens University Belfast)
Sam Johnson (Commonwealth Charter Academy) and Andrew Jenkins (Queens University Belfast)
Meetings inbetween sessions
Meetings inbetween sessions
Victor Verlage (Walmart) and Andrew Matthews (Inno3B)
Victor Verlage (Walmart) and Andrew Matthews (Inno3B)
Rabbi Sharratt (iGrow News) and Marc Oosterhuis (Babylon Micro-Farms)
Rabbi Sharratt (iGrow News) and Marc Oosterhuis (Babylon Micro-Farms)
Krishna Kumar of Cropin Technology Solutions Private Limited
Krishna Kumar of Cropin Technology Solutions Private Limited
Adam DeMartino (Smallfold), Chris Manca, Jamie Forrest and Rachel Alkon from Whole Foods Market
Adam DeMartino (Smallfold), Chris Manca, Jamie Forrest and Rachel Alkon from Whole Foods Market
Ofer Tal (Genesis Premium Herbs and Yonah Tainsky (A+F)
Ofer Tal (Genesis Premium Herbs and Yonah Tainsky (A+F)
Xenia Morin (Rutgers University), Rick Trenchard and David Turina of Freight Farms
Xenia Morin (Rutgers University), Rick Trenchard and David Turina of Freight Farms
John McFerson (Phylos Bioscience) and Jan van den Berg (BASF)
John McFerson (Phylos Bioscience) and Jan van den Berg (BASF)
Jeffrey Ladau (Agritecture Consulting), Kayla Waldorff (Autogrow) and Austin Smith (Grodan Rockwool)
Jeffrey Ladau (Agritecture Consulting), Kayla Waldorff (Autogrow) and Austin Smith (Grodan Rockwool)
Smiling faces at the Indoor Agtech
Smiling faces at the Indoor Agtech
And let's go to the conference: Opening of the Indoor Agtech summit
And let's go to the conference: Opening of the Indoor Agtech summit
Introduction by Abigail Ryder with Rethink Events
Introduction by Abigail Ryder with Rethink Events
Walter Robb (Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) on the developments in the retail market and how indoor farms can respond to this
Walter Robb (Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) on the developments in the retail market and how indoor farms can respond to this
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JJ Price (Business Development Director at SPREAD)
JJ Price (Business Development Director at SPREAD)
Charles Wang with Oasis Biotech asking the speakers a question
Charles Wang with Oasis Biotech asking the speakers a question
Adam Bergman, Head of AgTech FoodTech Investment Banking at Wells Fargo, hosted a talk on investing with Reuben Teague,Vice President, Impact Responsible Investing, Prudential Financial, Delphine Descamps, Managing Director, CREADEV, Scott Horner, Managing Director, Middleland Capital Gregory Oberholtzer, Senior Managing Director, WP Global Partners.
Adam Bergman, Head of AgTech & FoodTech Investment Banking at Wells Fargo, hosted a talk on investing with Reuben Teague,Vice President, Impact & Responsible Investing, Prudential Financial, Delphine Descamps, Managing Director, CREADEV, Scott Horner, Managing Director, Middleland Capital & Gregory Oberholtzer, Senior Managing Director, WP Global Partners.
Emily Griep, Manager, Food Safety, at United Fresh Produce Assosciation, hosted talks on food safety labelling with David Rosenberg, CEO Co-Founder, Aerofarms, Paul Lightfoot, CEO at Brightfarms Chelsea Davidson, Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Food Safety at the USDA.
Emily Griep, Manager, Food Safety, at United Fresh Produce Assosciation, hosted talks on food safety & labelling with David Rosenberg, CEO & Co-Founder, Aerofarms, Paul Lightfoot, CEO at Brightfarms & Chelsea Davidson, Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Food Safety at the USDA.
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Networking Roundtable discussions!
Networking Roundtable discussions!
How can we take automation from pilot to mainstream?
How can we take automation from pilot to mainstream? 
How will AI transform indoor farming? Hosted by Louis Fu, partner at Tencent.
How will AI transform indoor farming? Hosted by Louis Fu, partner at Tencent.
Freek Knol, Business Manager North America, with Enza Zaden, hosted talks on how to optimise traits to indoor systems, something that the company specialises in.
Freek Knol, Business Manager North America, with Enza Zaden, hosted talks on how to optimise traits to indoor systems, something that the company specialises in.
What do retailers need in terms of sustainability, taste, consistency and security of supply? This was a very popular table, hosted by Victor Verlage with Walmart.
What do retailers need in terms of sustainability, taste, consistency and security of supply? This was a very popular table, hosted by Victor Verlage with Walmart.
Miki Sode with the International Space Station talked on the research on plants in space.
Miki Sode with the International Space Station talked on the research on plants in space.
Various startups and disruptive technology companies presented their solutions. Amongst them Josh Lessing, ROOT AI, Dan Nelson, Grow Computer, John Jackson SIGS Caleb Allen, Lettuce, Lads.
Various startups and disruptive technology companies presented their solutions. Amongst them Josh Lessing, ROOT AI, Dan Nelson, Grow Computer, John Jackson SIGS & Caleb Allen, Lettuce, Lads.
Dan Nelson, Grow Computer.
Dan Nelson, Grow Computer.
John Jackson with SIGS
John Jackson with SIGS 
Josh Lessing, Root AI.
Josh Lessing, Root AI.
How is the Produce Section Set to Evolve over the Next 5-10 Years? This talk was hosted by Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Agfunder, and discussed byViraj Puri, Gotham Greens, Chris Manca, Whole Foods Market, Andrew Carter, Smallhold Erez Galonska, INFARM
How is the Produce Section Set to Evolve over the Next 5-10 Years? This talk was hosted by Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Agfunder, and discussed by 
Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens, Chris Manca, Whole Foods Market, Andrew Carter, Smallhold & Erez Galonska, INFARM
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F.l.t.r., Sanjeev Krishnan (CEO Co-Founder of S2G VENTURES) and Tobian Peggs (CEO of Square Roots)
F.l.t.r., Sanjeev Krishnan (CEO & Co-Founder of S2G VENTURES) and Tobian Peggs (CEO of Square Roots)
Other joiners of the chair session are Caleb Harper (Director, Open Agriculture, MIT MEDIA LAB) and Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect
Other joiners of the chair session are Caleb Harper (Director, Open Agriculture, MIT MEDIA LAB) and Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect
Participants were discussing on 'The role of indoor farming in the futureFood System
Participants were discussing on 'The role of indoor farming in the future
Food System´
Irving Fain (CEO Founder of Bowery Farming) Tom Colicchio (Owner Chef of Temple Court). The team with Bowery Farming is expanding its produce assortment:https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119346/just-because-it-s-possible-to-grow-a-crop-indoors-doesn-t-mean-you-should-do-it/
Irving Fain (CEO & Founder of Bowery Farming) & Tom Colicchio (Owner & Chef of Temple Court). The team with Bowery Farming is expanding its produce assortment: 

https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9119346/just-because-it-s-possible-to-grow-a-crop-indoors-doesn-t-mean-you-should-do-it/ 
Tom Colicchio on the role of restaurants in creating demand for healthy fresh produce
Tom Colicchio on the role of restaurants in creating demand for healthy fresh produce
Liliana Esposito (Chief Communications Officer at Wendys) on the company's switch to greenhouse grown tomatoes
Liliana Esposito (Chief Communications Officer at Wendy’s) on the company's switch to greenhouse grown tomatoes
Discussing 'How Wendys is partnering with greenhouse growers to deliver on its fresh promise'
Discussing 'How Wendy’s is partnering with greenhouse growers to deliver on its fresh promise'
F.l.t.r., Matt Roy (Senior Director, Produce at US Foods) and Tim Heydon (CEO at Shenandoah Growers)
F.l.t.r., Matt Roy (Senior Director, Produce at US Foods) and Tim Heydon (CEO at Shenandoah Growers)
Peter Quiring (President CEO of Naturefresh Farms) and Paul Selina (Head of RD at Village Farms)
Peter Quiring (President & CEO of Naturefresh Farms) and Paul Selina (Head of R&D at Village Farms)
The chair session was lead by Nick Houshower (Vice President of Equilibrium Capital)
The chair session was lead by Nick Houshower (Vice President of Equilibrium Capital)
A discussion on 'Matching indoor production to meet future market needs'
A discussion on 'Matching indoor production to meet future market needs'
Patrik Borenius (CEO of Green Automation Americas)
Patrik Borenius (CEO of Green Automation Americas)
Darryn Keiller (CEO of Autogrow) on AI and machine learning in horticulture
Darryn Keiller (CEO of Autogrow) on AI and machine learning in horticulture
Chair session discussing food safety and labelling
Chair session discussing food safety and labelling
Price elaborated on 'What success is Asia having in taking indoor farming to an industrial scale?'
Price elaborated on 'What success is Asia having in taking indoor farming to an industrial scale?'
A chair session on 'Automation and systems design to transform horticulture'
A chair session on 'Automation and systems design to transform horticulture'
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Martin Veenstra (Sales Engineer at Certhon) and Jan Westra (Strategic Business Developer, PRIVA)
Martin Veenstra (Sales Engineer at Certhon) and Jan Westra (Strategic Business Developer, PRIVA)
On the right, Mike Zelkind (CEO of 80 Acres Farms)
On the right, Mike Zelkind (CEO of 80 Acres Farms)
Darryn Keiller (CEO of Autogrow) and Adam Greenberg (CEO of iUNU)
Darryn Keiller (CEO of Autogrow) and Adam Greenberg (CEO of iUNU)
The chair session was lead by Adrian Percy (Finistere Ventures), on the right.
The chair session was lead by Adrian Percy (Finistere Ventures), on the right.
Zafar Shahbaz (Samsung Electronics)
Zafar Shahbaz (Samsung Electronics)
A session lead by John Reich (Scientific Program Director at FFAR)
A session lead by John Reich (Scientific Program Director at FFAR)
Speaking: David Hawley (Senior Scientist at Fluence by Osram)
Speaking: David Hawley (Senior Scientist at Fluence by Osram)
Speaking: Ali Ahmadian (President CEO, Heliospectra)
Speaking: Ali Ahmadian (President & CEO, Heliospectra)
Speaking: Jade Stinson (CSO at Vindara)
Speaking: Jade Stinson (CSO at Vindara)
Speaking: Jan van den Berg (Manager Strategic Alliance Partnering at BASF)
Speaking: Jan van den Berg (Manager Strategic Alliance & Partnering at BASF)
Speaking: John McFerson (VP of Plant Breeding at Phylos Bioscience)
Speaking: John McFerson (VP of Plant Breeding at Phylos Bioscience)
Miko Sode (Commercial Innovation Programme Manager at International Space Station National Laboratory)
Miko Sode (Commercial Innovation Programme Manager at International Space Station National Laboratory)
Sode was discussing the topic: 'Why study plants in Space?'
Sode was discussing the topic: 'Why study plants in Space?'

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