2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture Slated for May in Panama
February 27, 2017 | Jim Pantaleo
Panama City, Republic of Panama — The Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (FDCEA) announces the 2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (ICCEA 2017) to be held in Panama City, Republic of Panama at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center May 17, 18 and 19, 2017.
This educational gathering brings together growers, agriculture-related companies and educational institutions from around the world. The focus of the ICCEA 2017 will be on learning and applying the foundations of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) from renowned experts in the applied fields of science, horticulture, lighting, robotics and engineering. Deep dives into hydroponics, vertical farming, urban agriculture, city farming and Japanese plant factories will be highlighted. Noted speakers will come from Chiba University (Japan), National Taiwan University, University of Arizona, Cornell, Purdue, (USA), NASA, the US Department of Energy, Wageningen University (Holland) and other prestigious universities and organizations.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with international centers of influence including key manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, researchers and innovative growers. With a primary goal of ensuring participants engage in new business and networking opportunities, ICCEA 2017 President, David Proenza comments, “The theme of the ICCEA 2017 is Using Science and the Market to Build a Successful CEA Business. The use of CEA in various forms is increasingly being adopted worldwide and if you want to build your knowledge or would like to target this market, ICCEA 2017 is the place to begin your valuable experience.”
Attendees from the inaugural ICCEA 2015 event witnessed first-hand the overwhelmingly positive educational and networking opportunities. We can assure you ICCEA 2017 will surpass all expectations in every way – and be even bigger and better!
About Us: The Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating, developing and serving as a facilitator to the growing industry of controlled environment agriculture for Green House, Vertical Farms and Precision Agriculture. One manner in which we deliver on our mission is through the ICCEA event format. The ICCEA is a one-of-a-kind, educational and knowledge-based conference offering the opportunity to hear from internationally acclaimed speakers and industry-experienced panelists. *Interested companies still have the opportunity to secure booth space in the exhibition center.