Indoor Ag-Con October 2021 Show Highlights | Orlando, FL

Back To Business In A Big Way.

Indoor Ag-Con, the premier trade show and conference for indoor vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, welcomed growers, suppliers, tech companies, startups, and others back for its in-person edition held October 4-5, 2021 at the Hilton in Orlando.
Return to Face-To-Face Gathering.

Delighted by the chance to return to a face-to-face gathering, 398 industry members came to the 2-day event to explore the newest innovations in 52 booths on the expo floor; attend 17-panel presentations, keynotes, and fireside chats with 60 speakers; and enjoy a variety of networking events.

Growing Expo Floor & Attendance

“As our first in-person event since the Covid pandemic, we're thrilled with so many aspects of this edition -- including a larger expo floor and notable upticks in our grower, supplier, start-up, tech, construction, and other attendee sector numbers,” said Brian Sullivan, owner and partner of Indoor Ag-Con.

Nothing Like A Live Event!

“The energy on the show floor, in the educational sessions, &networking events exceeded our expectations,” adds Nancy Hallberg, owner | partner, Indoor Ag-Con. “Everyone was so happy to have the chance to step away from the computer screen, onto the expo floor, and into meeting rooms to see old friends & make new ones.

Indoor Ag-Con | Signify Welcome Party | October 3, 2021

Indoor Ag-Con and Signify lit up the October 2021 edition of Indoor Ag-Con on Sunday, October 3, with a Welcome Party at the Kalera Hycube Harvest Terrace in the World Marriott Center, Orlando. Attendees had the chance to network with industry friends, enjoy cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, and see and learn more about Kalera at the place where it all began.

Three CEO Keynote Sessions

David Rosenberg, CEO of AeroFarms kicked off Indoor Ag-Con with the opening morning keynote with his session, ``Indoor Agriculture and the Power Of Partnership.`` Later that day, Austin Webb, CEO of Fifth Season, led the keynote session, ``A New Category of Freshness.`` Mike Zelkind, CEO of 80 Acres Farms, led the day two keynote session, ``Maturing the Industry,`` on Tuesday, October 5.

Panel Discussions & Fireside Chats

Attendees were able to choose from an array of panel discussions featured within Business & Marketing, Science & Technology, and Alternative Crops tracks. Fireside chats included discussions with Ralph Fritsche, Space Crop Production Project Manager at NASA; Greg Ferrara, President of the National Grocers Association; and Don Taylor, CEO of AmplifiedAg, Inc. In addition, other sessions included a Women in Ag panel, a Hydroponics panel, a cannabis program moderated by Chris Walsh, CEO of MJBiz, and much more.

Sold Out Show Floor

The 2021 edition's sold-out show floor brought together some of the top brands in the business, as well as a number of emerging companies, representing everything from lighting and control systems to irrigation, substrates, pest management, and more.

Networking

From lunch and cocktail parties on the show floor to After Parties hosted by Native each evening at the nearby Pub Orlando, attendees and exhibitors had countless opportunities to mix, mingle and connect with each other during the 2-day event.