About the Summit

From Pilots to Producers: Putting CEA at the Center of Sustainable Food Supply 

Indoor AgTech was hosted in New York’s Times Square in 2023, and brought together the world’s leading growers, retailers, tech providers, seed companies and investors to meet, expand networks and produce fruitful partnerships.

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.

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.

Delegates can take advantage of the dedicated meeting platform to meet future investors and business partners in the 1-1 networking room or sit down with a thought-leader at a roundtable break-out to dig deeper into the technologies and business models that are shaping the industry in 2023 and beyond.

With an exhibition showcasing tech providers’ latest innovations, including climate controls, lighting, vertical farming towers and automation tech, forward thinking growers sharing advances in their growing techniques and expanding CEA to new crops, as well as featuring a menu with fantastic fresh produce from indoor farms. This is a summit focused on the latest learnings from the sector, high-profile networking and deal-making.

Who Will You Meet?

See who came to Indoor AgTech on June 20-21, 2023:

Key Themes

  • Finding New Sources of Funding in a Changing Economic Landscape
  • Alleviating the Impact of the Energy Crisis through Efficiencies and Alternatives
  • Accelerating Automation to Improve Crop Care and Reduce Operational Costs
  • Balancing Biology and Technology for Crop Growth and Profitability
  • Unlocking the Potential of Plant Genetics to Sow the Seeds of Growth
  • Growing Margins Through New Product Innovation from Crop to Shelf
  • Exploring the Global Potential of Indoor Farming and the Next Regional Hotspots
  • Promoting CEA as a Critical Piece of the Food Security Puzzle
  • Creating Industry Standards to Build Confidence and Communicate the Benefits of CEA

2023 Advisory Board

About Rethink Events

Rethink summits are created by experts in the water, waste and agri-food tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits which gather all the right people together in one room to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities.

We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

For more information about Rethink, visit www.rethinkevents.com

Global Agri-Food Events

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit accelerates innovation in animal health and welfare, sustainability, and farm to fork solutions. It meets twice a year, in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is an international networking and deal-making event for global agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs and investors. Held three times per year in London, São Paulo and San Francisco, the goal of the summit is to accelerate the commercialisation of advanced agricultural technologies by generating global partnerships and collaborations.

Future Food-Tech meets three times per year in London, San Francisco and New York. Focused on harnessing technology and fostering collaboration for better food and nutrition, it brings together international food-brands, investors and entrepreneurs to forge new partnerships and accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions and products to meet the growing global demand for safe, traceable, nutritious and delicious foods.

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit focuses on the role of vertical and indoor farming in serving local, regional and national food systems. Held in New York, the summit shares global best practice and looks at advances in AI, automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science that are set to transform these systems. It connects operators, food brands, technology developers, plant scientists, food buyers, financiers and city planners ready to explore the new opportunities for investment and collaboration to scale this fast-emerging industry.