Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is proud to be participating at AGRIFUTURE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2019 from 2-3 December 2019 at True Digital Park in Bangkok, Thailand.

As the high growth countries in Asia shift towards more mechanization and automation, tremendous opportunities exist in the region for agricultural technology. Join us to discuss the latest advancements and hear from international experts on the wealth of opportunities ahead.

Global and Local Challenges and Opportunities of Vertical Farming Panel Discussion on Monday, December  2nd at Auditorium Room, True Digital Park, Bangkok

Ralph Becker, German-Filipino, based in the Philippines and born and raised in Luxembourg, is a former tech/ corporate business guy turned hydroponic enthusiast. He started his business Urban Greens in 2016 with a vision to bring hydroponic technology to urban centers, remote sites and islands around the world. He is since then a member of the AVF and their representative for SEA. His scalable model and big vision is centered around turning underutilized, unused and un-monetized spaces into profitable high-end hydroponic farm setups to provide clean and high value crops to hotels, restaurants and bars.

Jasper den Besten graduated from Wageningen University in 1981 and started to work as a lecturer in the horticulture department at HAS University of applied sciences, Den Bosch, The Netherlands and nowadays as professor in new cultivation systems. The vertical farming expertise started 10 years ago and resulted in a lot of knowledge and experience in a wide range of crops. HAS University has climate cells in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and HAS is co-founder of BrightBox Venlo. Jasper den Besten is manager of BrightBox Venlo, member of the honorary board of the Association for Vertical Farming and board member of Duurzame Kost.

Dr. Ulrich Eder is a German senior lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater), living and working in Thailand since 2007. He is Managing Director of PUGNATORIUS Ltd., a highly accredited international law office in Bangkok. PUGNATORIUS Ltd. advises on foreign direct investments in Thailand, real estate developments, international tax planning, infrastructure and energy investments as well as fintech ventures. The law firm has particular experiences and know-how in the legal advice and transaction support of foreign investments in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, fishery, and livestock.

Afternoon Session 5: Vertical Farming – The future of Asia’s food security
13:00 pm Panel Discussion: Global and local challenges and opportunities of Vertical Farming moderated by Mrs. Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Association for Vertical Farming, Germany


  • Ralph Becker
  • Jasper den Besten
  • Dr. Ulrich Eder

We invite you to come and find out for yourself what it feels like to be able to nurture imagination and build a dream together with us. We want to ensure that our farm is accessible to everyone and learn from the live experience with our motto – “We Plant Inspiration”.

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1-day international conference and accompanying mini-exhibition

1-night accommodation at the new Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel

Access to networking sessions during the day and evening

Breakfast – Lunch – Coffee Breaks

Transportation to visit CORO FIELD Farm at Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Province

Contact us

Ms. Wanwisa Wongkasit, Project Manager

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific

Tel. +66 2 670 0900 ext. 209


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Ms. Katharina Staske, Project Manager

DLG International GmbH

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