US: Industry survey for white paper ‘Automation, AI and the Next Generation of Indoor Agriculture’

As part of the extensive data gathering process for its new white paper, Contain, an alternate finance provider to indoor growers, invites industry members to participate in a survey around its topic, “Automation, AI and the Next Generation of Indoor Agriculture.” The white paper will be released in hard copy during the 7th Annual Indoor Ag-Con, May 22-24, 2019 at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Survey participants have the option to be entered into a sweepstake for a chance to win two passes or a 10’ x 10’ exhibition booth and one pass for the May 2019 Las Vegas event.

To take the survey, interested participants can go to

In addition to results from this survey, the white paper will also share data from a number of other leading industry sources. Among them, Hussmann Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic North America, is contributing original research findings around consumer attitudes to indoor grown produce/local food.

White paper author Contain is the sibling company of Indoor Ag-Con founder, Newbean Capital, a US-based registered investment adviser.  Newbean Capital sold Indoor Ag-Con to event industry professionals — Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan – in December of 2018, setting the stage for further expansion of the events globally. Newbean Capital remains involved in the events, working with speakers and creating agendas while Contain will now provide white papers for the Indoor Ag-Con events going forward.

“We’re entering the next generation for indoor agriculture, where the application of AI and automation technologies will fundamentally change farm economics and industry opportunity,” says Nicola Kerslake, Founder, Contain. “From the current state of the industry to the challenges ahead, our newest white paper aims to offer invaluable insights that will help our industry members navigate the path forward.”

Prior to Contain assuming the white paper role, Newbean Capital authored a series of white papers on the indoor agriculture industry – releasing each at Indoor Ag-Con events where participants received an exclusive hard copy in their gift bags. These white papers have been downloaded more than 10,000 times, appeared in numerous SEC filings, and been used by myriad companies as a part of their fundraising documents.

Themed “Growing the Future,” the 7th Annual Indoor Ag-Con welcomes a number of other new features in addition to the white paper release, including its new Red Rock Resort location, a special hemp spotlight, expanded exhibition floor and conference schedule.

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