About the Summit

Building Supply Chain Resilience for Fresh Produce

In 2024, Indoor AgTech takes the spotlight for the first time in Chicago, the vibrant agri-food hub of the US.  On June 24-25, over 600 growers, investors, suppliers, and retailers at the forefront of the global indoor farming community will come together to explore new business models and technologies driving profitability in CEA.

In the wake of market shifts impacting industry growth, discussions will focus on unit economics, with expert speakers sharing their perspectives on optimizing productivity, diversifying crop varieties, expanding global footprints and increasing the market share of indoor-grown produce.

Alongside high-level keynotes, insightful debates, and small-group breakouts, delegates can unlock extensive networking opportunities and explore innovative ideas in the exhibition and start-up hub. The summit’s powerful 1-1 meeting platform empowers delegates to connect and plan meetings in advance, making it easy to match with key supply chain stakeholders and find new business partners.

Key Themes

  • Meeting Consumer Preferences through Tailored Product Offerings
  • Securing Investment to Scale CEA Start-Ups and Finance Farm Expansion
  • Tapping into New Markets through New Fruit & Fungi Varieties
  • Identifying Successful Strategies for International Expansion
  • Assessing the Viability of Robotics to Drive Efficiency and Reduce Costs
  • Improving Growing Cycles and Product Quality through Advanced Genetics
  • Exploring the Potential of AI and Machine Learning for Operational Control
  • Improving CEA’s Environmental Footprint by Reducing Inputs and Emissions
  • Building Business Resilience through Energy Efficient Hardware and Facility Design
  • Engaging Local, Regional and National Governments to Support CEA
  • Navigating Site Selection with Energy Costs, Labor Availability, and Distribution Networks
  • Sharing Knowledge and Best Practice to Build Industry-Wide Benchmarks and Standards

2024 Advisory Board

Who Will You Meet?

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About Rethink Events

Rethink summits are created by experts in the water, waste and agri-food tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits which gather all the right people together in one room to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities.

We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

For more information about Rethink, visit www.rethinkevents.com

Global Agri-Food Events

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit accelerates innovation in animal health and welfare, sustainability, and farm to fork solutions. It meets twice a year, in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is an international networking and deal-making event for global agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs and investors. Held three times per year in London, São Paulo and San Francisco, the goal of the summit is to accelerate the commercialisation of advanced agricultural technologies by generating global partnerships and collaborations.

Future Food-Tech meets three times per year in London, San Francisco and Chicago. Focused on harnessing technology and fostering collaboration for better food and nutrition, it brings together international food-brands, investors and entrepreneurs to forge new partnerships and accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions and products to meet the growing global demand for safe, traceable, nutritious and delicious foods.

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit focuses on the role of vertical and indoor farming in serving local, regional and national food systems. Held in Chicago, the summit shares global best practice and looks at advances in AI, automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science that are set to transform these systems. It connects operators, food brands, technology developers, plant scientists, food buyers, financiers and city planners ready to explore the new opportunities for investment and collaboration to scale this fast-emerging industry.

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