VertiFarm Hosts A Successful Second Edition At Messe Dortmund

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VertiFarm Hosts A Successful Second Edition At Messe Dortmund

VertiFarm 2023 presented a comprehensive overview of next-level farming and new food systems, redirecting the spotlight onto sustainable transformation in agriculture and the production of alternative foodstuffs.

The international exhibition showcased innovative concepts, technological innovations, and new products and services, with an eye to ensuring sustainable food supplies well into the future.

With around 100 exhibitors from 17 countries, the event featured solutions to global challenges, such as crop failures, food supplements, security of supply, and urban sustainability.

The unique and highly informative buyer-meets-seller forum, promoting controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), was accompanied by a host of experts from the world of science, with bodies such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences presenting new research projects at the show.

Exhibitors have attested to the excellent quality of participants and reported signing new business contracts.


VertiFarm: ‘A Superb Forum’

Sabine Loos, chief show organiser and managing director of Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe, said, “With VertiFarm, we have created a superb forum for controlled environment agriculture that highlights workable solutions to ensure security of food supplies well into the future.

“At the industry get-together, developers, manufacturers, distributors and other expert industry players were able to obtain crucial inspiration, exchange ideas on new approaches, and identify suitable partners for implementing them. A large number of projects were initiated, launched or finalised here – all at a very high international level.”

The exhibitors at the event included everyone from start-ups to global market leaders, with a good 46% travelling to the venue from outside Germany – from the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, as well as North and South America and Asia.


According to an independent survey, around 90% of participants were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their visit to VertiFarm 2023.

The next edition of VertiFarm is scheduled from 8 to 10 October 2024 at Messe Dortmund. For more information, visit

This article was written in partnership with VertiFarm.

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