The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanisation, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products in a small footprint, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.
Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security in a small footprint.
For more information about the conference, please visit the website.
Focus topics of the conference are:
- Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI
- Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting
- Food safety / HACCP
- Improved resource-use efficiency
- Sustainability issues
- Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design
- From traditional farmer to vertical farmer
This sixth edition of the Vertical Farming Conference will take place at the location of Mikrocentrum, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Protein Transition Conference, please go to the contact page.
Parallel to this conference two other conferences will take place at the same location; 3D Food Printing Conference and the Protein Transition Conference.
Who should attend?
(Vertical) Farmers, Growers | Operators | Investors | Suppliers | Customers | Agricultural industry | Urban planners | Architects | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Food Logistics | anyone interested in vertical farming.