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, and 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 in lively discussions of the industry’s promise, issues and future across formal conference proceedings, practical mini workshops and exhibits.
WHO WE ARE
As the new owners of Indoor Ag-Con, LLC, we wanted to formally 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 — delivering the successful Indoor Ag-Con Asia event in Singapore five weeks later. Newbean Capital and its founder, Nicola Kerslake, have built very successful, well-respected events and we are honored to have the opportunity to take over the reins and continue this tradition of success. We are looking forward to meeting with, and gathering feedback from, each of you to ensure that we continue to improve your show experience.
Nancy and Kris co-founded Connections Housing in 1986, and 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, building a reputation as an expert in trade show, conference and special event production, managing events with attendance as high as 80,000.
EXPANDING THE SHOW TEAM
New ownership means many new benefits to our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors, not the least of which are 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, providing sound indoor ag industry insights; working with speakers; and 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, who is already hard at work building our conference programming, guiding exhibit sales, sponsorship activities and lending his extensive experience to the event. In addition, a Marketing Director and Operations Manager have also joined the team to support the event. Look for more information on their efforts coming soon.
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 and, as part of the seamless ownership transition, plans to maintain the same open channels of communication and practices that have worked so well –- while looking to you for feedback on how we can continue to improve your experience.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH. NEW FEATURES FOR VEGAS ’19
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 22-24, 2019 edition in our new location, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Be assured that the many successful, established event elements will remain while we also look to add show enhancements and new features, too. We hope you’ll join us!
We all look forward to working together with each of you towards the continued success of the Indoor Ag-Con events. If you have questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you
Mail: Indoor Ag Con, LLC , 3834 Silvestri Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120
WE’RE CROP AGNOSTIC
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’RE TECH FOCUSED
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.