2nd Annual AeroFarms Summit explores future of food & Agri

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
Aerofarms 2nd Annual AgTech Summit
Mr. David Rosenberg delivering the keynote speech

The 2nd Annual AeroFarms AgTech Innovation Summit has convened at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, bringing together over 24 speakers and over 1,000 participants from over 65 different countries to discuss the future of food and agriculture.

The Summit has been supported through AeroFarms’ ongoing collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO).

Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, Acting Director General of ADIO, Mr. Sonny Ramaswamy, President and CEO of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and former Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and AeroFarms Co-Founder and CEO Mr. David Rosenberg gave the keynote speech. Panels were moderated by Mr. Becky Anderson, Managing Editor, of CNN Abu Dhabi and Anchor, and Mr. Kelsey Warner, Future Editor of The National UAE.

Roger Buelow_AeroFarms 2nd Summit
Roger Buelow
CTO – AeroFarms

“We are extremely excited to host our 2nd Annual AeroFarms AgTech Innovation Summit to bring together the foremost minds on solving some of the biggest challenges of our time. At AeroFarms, we are transforming the future of food and convening the leaders in the space for dialogue and discussion, to create collaborative and cohesive action including research with key companies in the region to address increasing challenges with growing outdoors and supply chain issues.”

At the Summit as well, AeroFarms announced two signings of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA).

“AeroFarms has found an incredible ecosystem within Abu Dhabi and UAE where we have been able to hire locally talented employees as well as find key partners for research initiatives with leading organizations like NYUAD and ICBA. We are very appreciative of our long-standing relationship with ADIO to help foster this community as we drive meaningful change and innovation,” commented Mr. Rosenberg.

AeroFarms is a purpose-driven company, on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. AeroFarms has been leading the way to elevate agriculture for people and the planet, helping address climate change by enabling local food production using no pesticides ever to grow safe, nutritious, and delicious food all year round. AeroFarms is both a change-the-world technology company and an award-winning brand that is reimagining the way food is grown and celebrating its full FlavorSpectrum of flavorful possibilities.

Related: UAE’s Investopia partners with Mubadala ahead of its 2nd annual event