Crop One Holdings, US-based Vertical Farming Company, Will Be Speaking at Urban Future Global Conference
Crop One Holdings, the company behind the successful vertical-farming company FreshBox Farms, is coming to Oslo for the AVF conference, Unlocking the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future.
Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Crop One is growing its global footprint.
Back in June, 2018, Crop Once announced that they had secured a $40 million joint venture agreement with Emirates Flight Catering to build the largest vertical farm in the world in Dubai. Construction of the UAE facility is underway and the first products will be delivered to Emirates Flight Catering’s customers, including 105 airlines and 25 airport lounges, by December 2019.
The 130,000 square foot controlled environment facility will produce three US tons (6,000 pounds or 2,700 kg) of high-quality, herbicide- and pesticide-free leafy greens, harvested daily, using 99 percent less water than outdoor fields. Its location will enable quick delivery of fresh produce within hours of harvest, maintaining the food’s nutritional value and reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation.
Crop One announces an exciting new development in the United States
On May 8, Crop One announced that it will sponsor its first "qualified opportunity fund" in an Opportunity Zone in Texas; the fund will support the construction of a vertical farm in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, allowing it to serve some of the US's largest cities including Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Connect with Crop One at Urban Future Global Conference
VP of International Business Development and Strategic Projects, Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, will present a keynote speech on May 22 and participate in the roundtable discussion on May 23.
You can read more about Mr. Chulapamornsri at the AVF Blog here: https://bit.ly/2vRlKEM.
Urban Future Global Conference is the world’s largest event for sustainable cities. The AVF is proud to have Crop One as one of our sponsors for this event dedicated to indoor farming, where we will discuss realistic strategies for implementing food production systems in cities across the globe.
If you would like to join us in Oslo, there are still a few tickets left: https://bit.ly/2JdzbZ4
Student price: €220
Member price €360
We look forward to seeing you there!
The AVF Team