Agenda

Agenda

This one-of-a-kind, educational and knowledge-based conference offers the opportunity to hear from internationally acclaimed panelists and well-known, respected speakers where the focus is on incorporating science and technology to grow quality foods. The primary goal of ICCEA Congress is to assist in the building of successful controlled environment agriculture businesses for Green House, Indoor Food Production Facilities and Ag Tech.

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 Day 1 Speakers and Activities

Wednesday 6th November

 

 

08:00 – 08:15 am Moderator, 

                               Welcome message


08:15 – 08:30 am Benediction,

                               Steve Gunn


08:30 – 08:45 am Welcome Message.

                               Minister of Agriculture, (TBA)


08:45 – 09:00 am Welcome Message:

          Dr. Gerardo Escudero,

          Interamerican Institute for Agriculture Cooperation (IICA)


09:00 – 10:00 am First Day Key Note Speaker.

                               Dr. Gary Stutte

                               National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA)

                             “Growing food in space and applying that knowledge on earth”


10:00 – 11:00 am Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition

 


11:00 – 11:45 am Dr. Ricardo Hernandez

                              “The power of changing colors: Dynamic light recipes to improve plant growth and quality”

 

11:00 – 11:45 am Green House Break Out Session:

                               Green House engineered for tropical use


11:45 – 12:30 pm Dr. Leo Marcelis

                              “Lettuce & leafy greens growth success applying far red in food production with Led lights”

 

11:45 – 12:30 pm Green House Break Out Session:

                               Controlled Environment equipments for Greenhouse


12:30 – 02:00 pm Lunch / Networking / Exhibit Area


02:00 – 02:45 pm Climate Management and Control in the Indoor Vertical Farm

 

02:00 – 02:45 pm Green House Break Out Session:

                               Controlling the environment is a key component of preventing diseases on edible crops.

 


02:45 – 03:30 pm HVAC Panel – Chris Higgins Moderator

                               Climate Management: HVAC Requirements (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

 

02:45 – 03:30 pm Green House Break Out Session:

                               Integrated Pest Management (Control and Eradication – Traditional and Organic)


03:30 – 04:15 pm Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibit Area

 


04:15 – 05:00 pm Nutrients (understanding deficiencies and toxicities)

 


05:00 – 05:45 pm Impact using Organic Nutrition in Hydroponic Food Production

 


0:45 – 06:45 pm Networking / Exhibition Area

Day 2 Speakers and Activities

Thursday 7th November

08:30 – 08:45 am Welcome message:

                                Dr. Victor Sanchez

                                National Science and Technology Institute


08:45 – 09:00 am TBA – Welcome Message.

 


09:00 – 09:45 am Second day key Note Speaker:

                                Dr. Kevin Folta

                               “Breeding specific seeds for Indoor Farm and CEA Environment”

 

09:00 – 09:45 am Green House Break Out Session:

                               Hydroponic Systems, sensors and controllers

 


09:45 – 10:30 am How to maximize germination and flowering in Controlled Environment

09:45 – 10:30 am  Green House Break Out Session:

                               Nutrition and Nutrient uptake


10:30 – 11:15 am Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition


11:15 – 11:45 am Increasing lettuce and leafy greens yields with proper nutrition


11:45 – 12:30 pm Improving quality and yields in Basil with LED light


12:30 – 02:00 pm Lunch / Networking / Exhibiting Area

 


02:00 – 02:45 pm Producing quality Spinach using Hydroponic Production in CEA

 


02:45 – 03:30 pm Other than leafy greens, what new crops are economically viable to grow in the Indoor Vertical Farm?

 

02:45 – 03:30 pm Green House Break Out Session:

                               The Pros and Cons of Using Biopesticides to Manage Diseases in Greenhouse production

 


03:30 – 04:15 pm Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibit Area

 


04:15 – 05:00 pm Causes of Tip burn and solutions

04:15 – 05:00 pm Green House Break Out Session:

                            Hydroponic Strawberry Production in CEA


05:00 – 06:00 pm Networking / Exhibit Area


07:15 – 10:00 pm Gala and Innovators Award Dinner (Reservation Required)


9:30pm – on Cocktails and Habanos Cigars (Reservation Required)

 


Day 3 Speakers and Activities

Friday 8th November


08:45 – 09:00 am Welcome message 

                          CAF – Latin American Development Bank


09:00 – 09:15 am TBA – Welcome Message


09:15 – 10:00 am Third Day Key Note Speaker:

 

09:15 – 10:00 am Green House Break Out Session: Application of fertilizers & pesticides

 

10:00 – 10:30 am Water quality and management for sustainable cultivation

 


10:30 – 11:00 am Different Indoor Farms Grow Systems and their uses

 

10:30 – 11:00 am Green House Break Out Session:

                               Main issues of Hydroponics Engineering

 


11:00 – 11:30am Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibit Area


11:30 – 12:00pm Dr. Jose Fabrega Water Quality for sustainable crops


12:00 – 12:30pm Dr. Don Wilkerson CEA – Practicle Keys to Success


12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch / Networking / Exhibit Area


2:00 – 2:30pm Dr. Michiko Takagaki Educating your Labor Force in CEA


2:30 – 3:15pm Mike Chirveno Markets, Trends and CEA Product Positioning


3:15 – 3:45pm Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibit Area


3:45 – 4:30pm Craig Lawson How to Fund CEA Businesses


4:30 – 5:15pm Investment Panel – David Proenza Moderator How to Fund CEA Operations


5:15 – 5:30pm Wrap up of Conference / Whats next for the FDCEA


5:30 – 7:00pm Closing Cocktails and Networking