WHO WE ARE
Indoor Ag-Con is the premier event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems, using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques. Its events have welcomed participants from more than twenty countries. 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 from Newbean Capital 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.
Newbean Capital and its founder, Nicola Kerslake, have built very successful, well-respected events and we are honored to have the opportunity continue this tradition of success. We have already met 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.
EXPANDING THE SHOW TEAM
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 are thrilled that Nicola Kerslake of Newbean Capital will remain an integral part of the Indoor Ag-Con, LLC team. Nicola will provide sound indoor ag industry insights and continue helping to create our conference agendas. Contain,Inc., sibling company to Newbean Capital, will provide white papers for the events going forward, too.
We have also 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, a Marketing Director and Operations Manager have also joined the team.
BUSINESS AS USUAL – AND THEN SOME
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 – NEW FEATURES FOR VEGAS ’20
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. We’re especially excited about the upcoming May 18-20, 2020 edition at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Be assured that the many successful, established event elements will remain while we also look to add show enhancements and new features, too.
If you have questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.
Mail: Indoor Ag Con, LLC , 2900 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102
At Indoor Ag-Con, we believe that the next great breakthrough is as likely to come from someone working with different crops as it is from someone in your own sand box. Our events provide a venue for those working with crops from leafy greens and mushrooms, to alternate proteins, to legal cannabis and other medicinal crops to meet and exchange ideas.
We focus exclusively on the current and future technologies that drive the indoor agriculture industry, often sitting stealth-stage innovative startups alongside multinationals on our speaking panels. We’ve hosted myriad ‘firsts’ in indoor agriculture technology, such as, Freight Farm’s introduction of its FarmHand mobile app for remote control and management of its container farms.
We make contributions to the indoor agriculture industry that go well beyond our events. Our white papers provide one of the few reliable sources of information on the growing industry, and have been downloaded more than 10,000 times. We created the first ever indoor agriculture Kindle books and an indoor agriculture adult coloring book as well as numerous infographics.