AVF Summit 2022

Unifying New Food Systems -
Growing out of Niche

The AVF Summit is back again for the 6th time! This year we are hailing from Dortmund, Germany – a central location in the heart of Europe on September 27th-29th, a 3 day event.

Last year’s 5th Annual Summit in Munich, titled the ‘International Vertical Farming and New Food Systems Conference and Exhibition’ facilitated some fascinating and enlightening discussions related to the future of AgTech and the role of vertical farming technology. This year we hope to expand on those topics by highlighting the latest trends of our exciting and fast-moving industry and then diving deep into how we can work together to integrate this technology into our daily lives to reap the benefits. 

Therefore, the 6th Annual Summit could not be better placed than at the VertiFarm Tradeshow. Titled the ‘International Trade Fair for Next Level Farming and New Food Systems’, we are collaborating with trade show experts of Messe Dortmund to bring this unique event to life. As vertical farming technology is set to be a critical part of the new food system revolution, there is no better place for us to hold this year’s AVF Summit. Topics will include the role robotics, AI and automation play as well as how insects, mushrooms and saffron production is growing in CEA alongside many more. 

The vertical farming industry has grown so much over the last year and so has our network of AVF members. Incredible things happen when some of the most forward-thinking and innovative minds are together in one room! Set to be the biggest and best AVF Summit yet, we are so excited to bring everyone together in person once again for some powerful knowledge exchange, idea generation and networking.


We will welcome keynote speakers including industry experts, scientists, government representatives and investors from around the world to deliver thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions.


To elaborate and deep-dive on thoughts from day 1 and get connected, we will host a series of workshops, seminars and roundtables in collaboration with multiple industry experts to encourage networking and exchange of ideas. We will work together and explore a range of critical topics from new technologies to commercialisation and legislation.


The AVF is driven to facilitate cooperation and international exchange among industry stakeholders. On day 3 we will make time to focus on networking with each other. You will be able to book meetings via an electronic booking system to help make things happen. Meet your future business partners, discuss your project with experts, find your investors, and make new contacts.

Date & Time:
Tue, Sep 27, 2022 – Thu, Sep 29, 2022

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Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund

Further questions, or you want to suggest a speaker that could add great value to the summit? Please contact us.


Our Speakers:

Christine Zimmermann, Chair AVF
Christine Zimmermann-Lössl

of Association for Vertical Farming

Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel

Nutrition Scientist
Technical University Munich

Stephen Ritz

of Green BronxMachine NY

Prof. Leo Marcelis

Horticulture and Product Physiology group
Wageningen University

Per Lysaa

of Intravision Group

Jacopo Monzini

Senior Natural Resources management Officer
of FAO

Nona Yehia

at Vertical Harvest

Prof. Dr. Chungui Lu

Professor of Sustainable Agriculture
at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

Francis Njuakom Nchu

of CDVTA, Cameroon

Robin Vincent

at Canobi AgTech

Prof. Joel Cuello, Ph.D.

Vice-Chair AVF & Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Director
at University of Arizona.

Luis Trujillo

Sales Manager
at Hoogendoorn America

Andreas Gerhardt

Founder & CEO
at Keiros Holding

Prof. Yousef S. Alhafedh

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

If you have any questions to the organizer, message them now!