BrightFarms CEO Steve Platt & Cox Enterprises VP Steven Bradley kick off Indoor Ag-Con 2022 with opening morning keynote address – Urban Ag News

Platt & Bradley Headline Full Roster of Education, Networking & Expo Floor Innovations for Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2022 Edition In Las Vegas

PRESS RELEASE — BrightFarms CEO Steve Platt and Cox Enterprises VP Steven Bradley will lead the opening morning keynote address for the ninth annual version of Indoor Ag-Con, scheduled for Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2022, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, Nev. Themed “Growing Your Business,” the premier commerce present and convention for indoor|vertical farming will give attendees the chance to discover new sources on the expo flooring and listen to from Platt & Bradley, different CEOs, thought leaders and trade consultants from at this time’s cutting-edge farms and CEA corporations.

“When Cox Enterprises acquired BrightFarms earlier this year, the industry took notice,” says Brian Sullivan, co-owner, Indoor Ag-Con LLC. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Platt and Steven Bradley to our keynote stage to share their exciting growth plans and vision for the future of our industry. It promises to be an inspiring kick-off to this year’s conference!”

During the opening morning keynote – 8:00– 8:50 am on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 — Platt and Bradley will share how BrightFarms and Cox are working collectively to rework the indoor farming trade – additional strengthening its place as a sustainable platform for the longer term.

Steve Platt is CEO of the mission-driven indoor farming chief BrightFarms, and a veteran Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) government with a confirmed document of rising manufacturers. Under Steve’s management, BrightFarms was acquired by lead investor Cox Enterprises in 2021, leading to a transparent roadmap for future development and a optimistic exit for preliminary buyers. His ardour for BrightFarms’ mission and merchandise led him to the corporate, which grows pesticide-free leafy greens in its six high-tech amenities throughout the nation. BrightFarms grows and delivers its greens to native retailers as quickly as 24-hours from harvest, producing brisker and extra nutritious salads, and considerably lowering general environmental influence in comparison with West Coast farms.

As Vice President of Cox Cleantech for Cox Enterprises, Steve Bradley is chargeable for constructing new cleantech verticals that sort out sustainability challenges whereas driving profitability, topline development and diversification of the core enterprise. With Bradley’s management, the Cox Cleantech crew is investing in and buying options that positively transform key sectors together with meals, waste and power to extra sustainably meet the wants of the world’s quickly rising world inhabitants.


In addition to Platt & Bradley’s opening morning keynote, search for further bulletins coming quickly on different headliner keynote shows deliberate for the February version. The 2022 convention will even embody a full roster of panel discussions providing a deep dive into three core tracks – Grower, Business & Technology.

Attendees will discover extra new initiatives and present highlights to discover in February, together with:


New for 2022, Indoor Ag-Con will co-locate with the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show, the main commerce present and convention for impartial grocers, providing much more networking and enterprise alternatives for attendees and exhibitors alike. The NGA Show and Indoor Ag-Con guests could have entry to all reveals, and reductions will probably be out there for cross-over academic occasion attendance. Look for extra particulars and different joint networking alternatives coming quickly.


2022 will even welcome the most important expo flooring but for Indoor Ag-Con. From irrigation and LED lighting to environmental management techniques, substrates, greenhouse gear, power options, enterprise providers and extra, attendees could have the prospect to see the newest introductions and improvements from a number of the largest names within the enterprise, in addition to rising leaders.


Exhibitors and attendees can get pleasure from complimentary luncheons on the present flooring every day, a present flooring cocktail reception, breakout classes, networking alternatives with NGA Show attendees and different alternatives to reconnect with pals and meet new enterprise companions.


WHEN: Monday, Feb. 28 – Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022

WHERE: Caesars Forum, 3911 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89101

INFO: For data on exhibiting or attending go to


Founded in 2013, Indoor Ag-Con has emerged because the premier commerce occasion for vertical farming | indoor agriculture, the apply of rising crops in indoor techniques, utilizing hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic methods. Its occasions are crop-agnostic and contact all sectors of the enterprise, protecting produce, authorized hashish | hemp, alternate protein and non-food crops. In December 2018, three occasion trade professionals – Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan – acquired Indoor Ag-Con LLC, setting the stage for additional growth of the occasion. More data: