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Thursday, September 22 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
AVF Annual General Meeting (Members Only) FILLING

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The AVF's annual general meeting to discuss project groups, strategic planning, and other membership activities. We will vote on AVF matters. 

Must be an AVF member to attend. Contact Henry@agritecture.com to register for the annual meeting. Henry will add you manually to the list. He can also send you the call-in number should you not be able to attend in person. 

This year, AVF members gather at the AeroFarms Corporate Headquarters in New Jersey for a recap of the past vertical farming year and to discuss its future. Already on the agenda are the new AVF structure, the AVF strategy and the many plans, activities and events for the coming years.


  1. Official opening and welcome by AVF board

  2. Presentation of annual report with activities and financials of 2015

  3. Short overview of 2016 activities

  4. Ongoing Projects

  5. New AVF organisational structure

  6. Discussion with members

    1. Membership fees

  7. Official ending summarizing results

Suggested topics of discussion:
  1. Current state of progress in improving LED lighting efficiency
  2. Current state of standards group activities to evaluate (e.g.) VF crop (a) taste and (b) nutritional quality metrics and measurement technologies.
  3. Sustainability certification

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Henry Gordon-Smith

Director of Business Development, Blue Planet Consulting
Henry is Director of Business Development at Blue Planet Consulting and one of the primary organizers of NYC AgTech Week. He will also be featuring the event on his blog Agritecture.com. Henry also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Association for Vertical Farming... Read More →

Max Loessl

Co-Founder, Association for Vertical Farming
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Marc Oshima

CMO, AeroFarms
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of AeroFarms, a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture. A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been... Read More →
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Christine Zimmermann-Lössl

Chairwoman, Association for Vertical Farming e.V.
Christine Zimmerman-Loessl has a background based on studying political science, sinology and philosophy at Munich University - which was the starting point for her interest in international work. She is a well-known speaker and advocate for indoor/vertical farming in the past 8 years... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
AeroFarms Corporate Headquarters