by/ Ebrahim Fayed
“The global vertical farming market is projected to reach USD 27.42 Bn in 2030. GVF 2023 Dubai is facilitating all the vertical farming players to come and connect with the target audience of their choice.”
The 4th Global Vertical Farming Show Dubai, set to happen on 13th & 14th September 2023 is less than 3 months away from setting a new benchmark in the vertical farming industry for the 4th time now. With the show being hosted in the Middle East – it is a boon for all the participating companies to come and showcase their latest vertical farming & CEA offerings in a place already ahead of many advances.
Vertical farming is a booming sector in ME, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia leading the way. The UAE has been at the forefront of vertical farming, with the government investing heavily in this sector. Last year we saw a huge opening of Bustanica in Dubai and this year, we have Aerofarm AGX as a new farm in Abu Dhabi.
The show has garnered tremendous support from the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Under their patronage, this event aims to sow the seeds of new developments and bring about the transformative changes we have longed to witness in the agriculture sector.
To note, the Organizers, TAB group, have revealed that over 60% of premium location slots have already been taken and they anticipate wrapping up registrations well before the deadline, this time.
“We have been overwhelmed by the kind of response we have received. Vertical farming industry enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to participate in various capacities at the show. We are delighted to have secured the participation of leading players in the vertical farming industry, including FOHSEN Growspec, Al Aliyo Farms, Multivac Middle East, Pure Harvest, Uns Farms, Elite Agro, Bustanica, Elgro, Weber Cooling, Hyphen-Plant, Logitec Plus BV, Grow-tec, Gulf Perlite, Aerofarms and many others,” said Mohammad Talha Sarwar, Project Manager of GVF 2023 Dubai.
Speaking about the explosive growth of the vertical farming market, Mohammad commented, “The vertical farming market is undergoing significant growth and the progress we see is nothing short of phenomenal. Each year, we witness the opening of new vertical farms in different parts of the world. If we remember, 2022-2023 have been blessed years when we saw tremendous growth in this sector. Catering to this booming industry, GVF 2023 Dubai is thrilled to bring together prominent growers, investors, technology and solution providers, and other stakeholders under one roof for two days of invaluable business networking.”
The show has also secured the support of key associations, including the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Emirates Development Bank, Arab Authority for Agriculture and Development, Food Tech Valley, and many others.
With power packed networking sessions and high-end conferences, there will be effective business talks, one-on-one business meetings, exciting knowledge sharing sessions and collaborations like never before.
Last year, the show held its 2nd edition in Dubai which was an excellent success and this time, expectations are even more.