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. ABOUT INDOOR AG-CON ASIA
Indoor Ag-Con will be returning to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore in January 2019 for our 4th Indoor Ag-Con Asia. The event will once more include the best and the brightest of the Asian and Antipodean indoor agriculture scene, with two full days of conference and unconference proceedings, a pitch competition, lunch discussion tables, mini workshops and exhibition tables dotted throughout the venue. We cover a broad range of crop types – such as, leafy greens, mushrooms and other vegetables and medicinal crops – as well as technologies ranging from artificial intelligence to LED lighting to control systems. After a 20%+ increase in participation in 2018 over 2017, we are once more looking forward to a larger event in 2019.

s LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION
Online registration for the event is now closed. We may have some passes available on the door from 8am Singapore time on January 15, 2019, but availability is limited and pricing will be at the on the door price of US$849. We do not offer any discounts, nor subsidized passes, on the door.


EVENT LOGISTICS
Dates: January 15-16, 2019
Location: Cassia Ballroom, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Format: Two day seminar with conference and unconference sessions, mini workshops, lunch discussion tables, exhibition tables and drinks party on the first evening


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Our event has four kinds of content: presentations and discussions on the main stage, informal lunchtime discussions, practical mini workshops and unconferencing sessions, designed for participants to bring their own ideas and suggestions to key industry topics. Occasionally, speakers are unable to join us at the last minute, and – if that happens – we’ll make updates here until January 13, and in the event app after that.

] DAY ONE | JANUARY 15, 2019

MAIN STAGE

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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:30 AMKeynote: Developing a Vibrant and Innovative Agri-Tech Sector
Speaker: Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister Of State, Ministry Of Trade & Industry, Ministry Of National Development, Republic Of Singapore
9:30 AM10:00 AMKeynote: A Global Overview of Indoor Agriculture Drivers
Speaker: Chris de Lavigne, Partner, Financial Advisory (Corporate Strategy/M&A), Deloitte & Touche
10:00 AM10:30 AMKeynote: What are the Limits for Growing Media in Indoor Systems?
Speaker: Dr. Vijay Rapaka, Corporate Grower Research, Manager, Smithers Oasis
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM12:45 PMFinalists’ Presentations & Judging for Indoor Ag-Ignite Pitch Competition
Speakers:
Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore
Leo Wein, CEO of Protenga (check out our interview with Leo)
Startup Pitches:
AlgaHealth
Biteback
Farmers Cut GmbH
GROWER AGRITECH LLP
Growflux
12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch, introduced by Marina Bay Sands
Speaker: Roger Simons, Associate Director, Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
1:00 PM2:00 PMLunch Table Discussion: What Comes Next for India’s Vertical Farming Scene?
Led By: Sriram Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Future Farms
2:00 PM3:30 PMSession: How Does LED Lighting Interact with Plant Biology?
Speakers: Dr Theoharis Ouzounis, Senior Photobiologist – Crop Production Specialist, Fluence by OSRAM
Roel Janssen 楊森, Global Director City Farming, Philips
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:30 PMKeynote: How Can the Phytomicrobiome Improve Product Yield and Quality?
Speaker: Dr Trevor Charles, CSO & Co-Founder, Metagenom Bio Inc.
4:30 PM5:00 PMKeynote: Economies of Scaling and of Automation in a Vertical Farm
Speaker: Maarten Vandecruys, Founder & Managing Director, Urban Crop Solutions
5:00 PM5:30 PMKeynote: Revolutionary Sensor Technologies for Urban Indoor Agriculture & Molecular Breeding
Speaker: Daisuke Urano, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, DiSTAP IRG, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks
5:35 PM7:00 PMDrinks Party at Marina Bay Sands

BREAKOUT ROOM

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9:00 AM10:30 AMUnconferencing Session: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Indoor Growing
Led By: Ray Poh, Director, Artisan Green
11:00 AM12:30 PMMini Workshop with Upgrown Farming
Led By: Lionel Wong, Co-Founder, Upgrown Farming & Terence Tan, Co-Founder, Upgrown Farming
2:00 PM3:30 PMUnconferencing Session: IoT for Indoor Farms
Led By: Mitch Grosky, CEO, Kenyon Consulting

& DAY TWO | JANUARY 16, 2019

MAIN STAGE

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8:45 AM9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks
9:00 AM9:45 AMKeynote: Towards Smart Plant Factories With Phenotyping And Artificial Intelligence
Speaker: Eri Hayashi, Director of International Relations and Consulting, Japan Plant Factory Association
9:45 AM10:30 AMKeynote: Digitally Distributed Agriculture and the four ‘Ds’ – Decentralized, Democratized, Digitized, and Decarbonized
Speaker: Sonia Lo, CEO, Crop One Holdings
10:30 AM11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:00 AM12:00 PMSession: How Can Indoor Ag Specific Seed Programmes Be Developed?
Speakers: Friso Klok, Chain Manager Asia, Rijk Zwaan
Jos van der Knaap, Crop Coordinator Lettuce Asia, Rijk Zwaan
Michelle Klieger, Founder, Stratagerm Consulting LLC
12:00 PM12:45 PMKeynote: Steam flashing for upcycling by-products and solid food waste into protein ingredients
Speakers: Aleh Manchuliantsau, Founder and CEO, PLANETARIANS
12:45 PM2:00 PMLunch & Networking Time
2:00 PM2:45 PMKeynote: How Do We Optimize Plant Science for Indoor Systems?
Speaker: Sanjay SWARUP (PhD) Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
2:45 PM3:30 PMKeynote: Are Commodity Crops Now Viable in Indoor Systems?
Speaker: Graeme Smith, Managing Director, Graeme Smith Consulting
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:45 PMKeynote: Which Grow Systems Work Best in Tropical Environments?
Speaker: Dr. Wen Wei Hu, Principal Investigator,photobiotech industry institute from Sananbio
4:45 PM5:30 PMKeynote: Applying UV And FR In Plant Factory With Artificial Lighting
Speaker: Wei FANG, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Center of Excellence for Controlled Environment Agriculture, National Taiwan University
5:30 PM5:35 PMClosing Remarks

BREAKOUT ROOM

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9:00 AM10:30 AM Unconferencing Session: Funding an Indoor Ag Startup
Led By: Michael Dean, CoFounder / CIO, AgFunder
11:00 AM12:30 PMMini Workshop with Upgrown Farming
Led By: Lionel Wong, Co-Founder, Upgrown Farming & Terence Tan, Co-Founder, Upgrown Farming