Plenty CEO Arama Kukutai will lead the opening morning keynote address for the 10th Anniversary edition of Indoor Ag-Con, February 27-28, 2023, at the Caesars Forum Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV. Themed “The Future of Farming Grows Here,” the largest vertical farming & controlled environment agriculture (CEA) gathering in the United States will give attendees the opportunity to hear from Kukutai and other thought leaders from today’s top farms and CEA companies; enjoy terrific networking opportunities; and explore new resources from a significantly expanded exhibitor roster.
“We are thrilled to welcome Arama Kukutai to our keynote stage as we kick off our 10th-anniversary edition,” says Brian Sullivan, CEO, Indoor Ag-Con. “Arama is a visionary leader in the field of sustainable agriculture, and we can’t wait to hear about the latest developments and expansion plans for Plenty, as well as his insights and perspectives on the future of farming and food production.”
Kukutai’s address will immediately follow the Indoor Ag-Con General Session Welcome at 8:00 am PT on Monday, February 27, 2023.
In his role as CEO of Plenty, Kukutai leads the company’s progress toward its mission to grow fresh food for everyone with the most technologically advanced indoor vertical farms in the world. An active speaker, writer, and thought leader in Agrifood sustainability, technology innovation, and investment trends, he brings vast global operating experience to Plenty as it transitions from research to commercial operations.
Kukutai has been an investor, company founder, and entrepreneur in the Agribusiness sector for more than 20 years. He is the co-founder of Finistere Ventures, one of the pioneering venture firms dedicated to Agrifood investment, and an early investor in Plenty. He led the creation of Finistere’s international portfolio and expansive global network in AgTech, establishing Finistere offices in Agrifood epicenters around the globe, including New Zealand, Tel Aviv, San Diego, Silicon Valley, and Ireland.
Previously, he served as founder and Executive Chairman of PKW Farms, developing and operating sustainable grass-based dairy farming and aquaculture activities across New Zealand, Asia, and Australia.