Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board

The Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board brings together industry thought leaders provide valuable industry insights and intelligence to help drive the development of our conference program, special event features, and the exhibition.

2021 Advisory Board

Meet the Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Members Helping To Shape our 2021 Event.

Jule Emmett, Plant Based Foods Association

Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board member Julie Emmett is  senior director, retail partnerships for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA). Julie collaborates with retailers on behalf of PBFA members by leading a multitude […]

Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member Henry Gordon-Smith is Founder and CEO of Agritecture Consulting.  A sustainability strategist, Henry focuses on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry was born in Hong Kong.  […]

Tracy Lee, Sakata Seed America

Indoor Ag-Conversations speaker Tracy Lee is Head, Controlled Environment Agriculture Department,  for Sakata Seed America.  This  is a major research, seed production and marketing-distribution subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation.  The company was  […]

Samuel Bertram, OnePointOne

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and Speaker Samuel Bertram is Co-Founder and CEO of OnePointOne. Samuel grew up with his brother, John (CoFounder and CTO, OnePointOne) in Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia. Samuel [and John] […]

Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member and Speaker Nona Yehia  is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere.  She is  a practicing Architect.And, she is Co-Founder, and CEO of the 1st vertical hydroponic greenhouse […]

Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association

Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association, Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board and Indoor Ag-Con 2021 Conference Speaker. Greg Ferrara is the President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA). NGA, headquartered in Arlington, VA, […]

Chris Nemchek, Coach Global Solutions

Chris Nemchek, Coach Global Solutions –Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Chris Nemchek, president, Coach Global Solutions, is a 28-year veteran of the International Exhibition and Global Commerce Industries. He spent 22 years at […]

Austin Webb, Fifth Season

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member  and October 2021 Conference Speaker Austin Webb is the CEO and co-founder of Fifth Season. He co-founded the business while obtaining his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University. And, […]

Marni Karlin, CEA Food Safety Coalition

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member Marni Karlin is the Executive Director of the CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) Food Safety Coalition.  She leads the Coalition in its mission to develop credible, strong and appropriate […]

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industries Association – Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Jody McGinness comes to the Hemp Industries Association with more than 20 years of experience in leading associations and membership organizations in […]

Tim McGuinness, Sterling Advisory Group

Tim McGuinness, Sterling Advisory Group, Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board Member and 2021 Conference Speaker. Tim McGuinness has spent the last 30 years as a senior level executive serving both the profit and […]

Matt Roy, Tanimura & Antle

Matt Roy ,Tanimura & Antle, Indoor Ag-Con Advisory Board As Vice President of Controlled Environment Agriculture Business Development for Tanimura & Antle, Matt Roy is focused on developing customer relationships.  In addition, […]

Daniel Malechuk, Kalera

Indoor Ag-Con Board Member  Daniel Malechuk is CEO of Kalera. A food industry veteran, Malechuk has spent his career managing and growing several of the world’s leading food, grocery, and produce companies. […]