Nov 17, 2023
Chicago to host Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 

The 2024 edition of the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit will be in Chicago.

The event is scheduled for June 24-25. This is an event for growers, retailers, technology providers, seed companies, investors and policymakers.

More than 500 indoor, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and greenhouse leaders will join the summit to explore CEA at the center of sustainable food supply chains, according to a news release.

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit logo 2024The summit brings together the world’s leading growers, retailers, tech providers, seed companies and investors to meet, expand networks and produce fruitful partnerships.

The event is designed to address important topics, including multi-acre scale facility design, seed optimization for vertical growing, multi-million-dollar funding rounds, and margins.

“After a pivotal year for the CEA sector, the summit will explore what’s needed to ensure the indoor farming industry can continue innovating and growing into a crucial part of the global agri-food supply chain,” sponsors said in the release.

From multi-acre scale facility design to seed optimization for vertical growing, and from multi-million-dollar funding rounds to the fine margins of running profitable farms, an international speaking faculty will discuss the critical success factors for CEA in today’s economic environment.

An exhibition showcasing tech providers’ latest innovations, including climate controls, lighting, vertical farming towers and automation tech, is scheduled to show how forward thinking growers share advances in their growing techniques and expanding CEA to new crops, according to the release. A menu at the show is also scheduled to feature fresh produce from indoor farms.

The 2023 event featured 520 delegates, 64 growers, 91 speakers as well as exhibitors and investors.

The event is sponsored by rethink, a WilliamReed company based in the United Kingdom.

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