Indoor Ag-Con is the premier event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems, using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques. Editions have featured keynotes from leaders in farming, supplier, technology, customer, government and academic sectors.
The events unite growers, investors, chefs, tech geeks, produce buyers, academics, policymakers, industry suppliers and advocates. They come together for lively discussions of the industry’s promise, issues and future across formal conference proceedings, practical mini workshops and exhibits.
As the new owners of Indoor Ag-Con, LLC, we wanted to introduce ourselves and share our plans with you. Three of us — all seasoned event industry professionals — joined forces to form the new Ag-Con, LLC management company — Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan. We acquired Indoor Ag-Con, LLC in December 2018. Our team delivered the successful Indoor Ag-Con Asia event in Singapore five weeks later. And, we followed up shortly after with the May 2019 Las Vegas edition, which welcomed growers, academics and other industry members throughout the US, Canada and several other foreign countries.
We are honored to have the opportunity continue the Indoor Ag-Con tradition of success. We have already met so many of you. And, are looking forward to meeting even more industry members. We want to gather feedback to ensure that we continue to improve your show experience.
Nancy and Kris co-founded Connections Housing in 1986. It has emerged as one of the fastest growing full-service sourcing, housing and event management companies in the industry. Brian Sullivan launched his event management services company, Great American Expo in 1994. Since then, he has built a reputation as an expert in trade show, conference and special event production. He has managed events with attendance as high as 80,000.
New ownership means many new benefits to our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors. We’re bringing together even more resources dedicated to building your business. We have brought on indoor vertical farming expert Jim Pantaleo as our Content Chair. Jim is continually building our conference programming and lending his extensive experience to the event. In addition, Marketing Director Suzanne Pruitt, Senior Marketing Strategist Dawn Jeffrey, and Operations Manager Terry Janssen have also joined the team.
Business as usual
Indoor Ag-Con events have enjoyed success thanks, in no small part, to the loyal support of so many of you. The new Indoor Ag-Con team understands this. We are committed to maintaining the same open channels of communication and practices that have worked so well. We also look to you for feedback on how we can continue to improve your experience.
New Opportunities for Growth
So what does change? Even more opportunities for continued growth and new business potential for you. We will work closely together — calling upon our shared strengths and different areas of expertise — to build upon Indoor Ag-Con’s strong foundation.