Controlled Environment Agriculture 4.0 - Day 1

May 14, 2021




Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) 4.0 Event Details

  • Day 1 Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) - Friday 14th May 2021
  • Day 2 Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) - Friday 4th June 2021

This edition of CEA 4.0 will look at the strategic context of ongoing, future programmes and developments within CEA, while also delving deep into the core topics of the various methods of growing associated with CEA, capital expenditure (Capex), operational expenditure (Opex), standardisation & interoperability, sustainability, education, policy, biological processes, energy requirements, digital technology used, and research & innovation in the sector.

CEA 4.0 is focused on increasing collaboration, productivity, efficiency, research, and innovation to support the development of capabilities, best practise, and technology within the indoor plant cultivation sector.

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Keynote details

TCEA (Total Controlled Environment Agriculture) - with David Farquhar, CEO of IGS


David joined IGS as CEO in November 2017. David’s strategic appointment has successfully delivered a Series A funding round and seen the recruitment of a world-class management team. He now leads the company forward to drive global expansion.

David is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, with a track record of driving shareholder value, based upon building an empowering, collaborative Culture as a Platform for growth. Most recently he was CEO of global SaaS vendor Workplace, leading the team through a hugely successful turnaround, transformation, growth and exit delivering a double-digit money multiple return in less than 3 years. In the past 27 years he has completed almost 30 transactions as a founder/CEO, angel investor and board director, including risk capital investments (PE, VC and angel), acquisitions and trade sales in Europe, North America and Asia.

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