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Conference on future of horticulture – GreenTech 2018

Conference on future of horticulture – GreenTech 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam will open its doors for the third time from 12 to 14 June this year. At the time of publication in late March, some 97% of all available stand space had been booked by exhibitors, even though the event is 20% larger than its predecessor in 2016. These impressive figures demonstrate that GreenTech Amsterdam is now firmly on the map as the platform for the international horticulture sector.

Visitors to this year’s GreenTech Amsterdam will have the opportunity to meet at least 450 exhibitors, many of whom are global market leaders and innovators in the field of horticulture technology.

A wide variety of greenhouse builders, horticultural suppliers, machine companies, soil and substrate producers, lighting partners and seed suppliers will be in attendance.

Extensive knowledge programme, innovations and new pavilions
GreenTech 2018 will feature a wide-ranging knowledge programme with more than 80 sessions in three theatres (Food & Flower Crops; Climate, Water & Energy; and Trends & Innovation). It will also expand the Vertical Farming Pavilion with the new Precision Horticulture Pavilion (focused on sensors, cameras, robotics and digitisation) and the Medicinal Crops Pavilion (hosting technologies for medical cannabis production, among others).

Another new segment this year will be The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF), which will shine a light on expertise and innovation in the field of organic farming over three days. Together with IFOAM, FiBL and their five partners Bejo, DCM, Steketee, Koppert Biological Systems and Delphy, plus Wageningen University and Research as a supporting partner, GreenTech will arrange a high-level knowledge programme that will discuss in detail the key issues of the day.

TOFF will be the international meeting place of choice for organic growers as well as conventional farmers who are considering a switch to organic.

Conference on future of horticulture
The GreenTech Summit will take place a day before the exhibition, on 11 June 2018. It will bring together some 750 investors, breeders and farmers within a unique networking setting while also treating them to a first-rate programme of content. Under the motto ‘The future of horticulture – insights for the next decade’, visionaries and experts will share their views on how the world of horticulture will look in 10 years.

The moderator of the Summit will be stand-up comedian Greg Shapiro, and the speakers include Stijn Baan (Koppert Cress), Martin Koppert (Koppert Biological Systems), Mike Vermeij (BOM Group) and Christian Kromme, futurist and author of Humanification. Kromme will talk about the source code of innovation and the ways in which individuals can unlock it in themselves or apply it in the horticulture industry, the community and their lives at large.

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