PRESS RELEASE - UKUAT partners with Future Farm Technology Expo (11-12 Nov, THE NEC, Birmingham)



PRESS RELEASE


Friday 19th June 2020


Future Farm Technology Expo (FFT Expo) is delighted to announce that the UK urban vertical farm association Urban AgriTech UK (UKUAT) has joined Future Farm Technology Expo as an official show partner. UKUAT will be working with the team at FFT Expo to help promote, educate and support UKUAT exhibiting members and connecting the UK urban vertical farming industry to suppliers, the farming community and leading agtech players. FFT Expo will run from 11th to 12th of November 2020 in co-location with the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC Birmingham.


Mark Horler, Chairman and Founder of UKUAT commented “We are very excited to announce UKUAT’s partnership with FFT Expo, and to have the opportunity to promote urban agriculture and the related technologies at such a leading and exciting event. Urban farming is an integral and rapidly growing part of farming. UKUAT is proud to represent and promote our members who are creating new technologies, sharing knowledge, and ultimately producing food in urban and peri-urban areas. It’s a truly exciting time to be involved with UKUAT, as we have networked with different internationally recognised institutions to promote the fantastic new technology that is arising from the sector. We seek always to create new strategic links with experts, organisations, institutions and to share knowledge. This partnership with FFT Expo will enable us to expand and promote these activities, utilising this event, online webinars, whitepapers and networking events in the future.”


Mike Enser, Marketing Manager for the show said “the launch edition in 2019 attracted motivated and engaged visitors from across the farming community, with 96% of attendees having buying power. We are delighted that UKUAT is working with us. The knowledge they have of the UK sector is second to none and we at FFT Expo are looking forward to working with Mark and his team to ensure the UK urban vertical farm market is showcased through its exhibiting members, through the associations thought leadership and through its vision ‘To utilise Urban Agritech as a tool to achieve greater sustainability & resilience in the UK food system. Expanding the horizons of Urban Agritech to better inform communities across the UK.’


Future Farm Technology Expo is run by Reed Exhibition and Farmers Weekly, it hosts demonstrations of new technologies and face-to-face meetings with agtech suppliers, it also demonstrates the multitude of capabilities that data provides as well as bringing together innovators in agricultural technologies with farmers looking to improve their business, productivity and yields. FFT Expo is also a leading B2B platform designed to tackle issues around food production, food security and promote sustainability opportunities. The event, scheduled to run on 11th and 12th November 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham and is co-located with the Farm Business Innovation Show and also features Harper Adams University as the show’s Lead Education Partner.


Editors notes:

UKUAT is The UK Urban AgriTech collective, or UKUAT, brings together the UK’s key players in modern agricultural technologies. We’re a cross-industry group devoted to promoting urban agtech as a solution for food and environmental crises. We influence policy by sharing information, educating, and communicating practitioner needs as one. We promote the uptake of agtech in urban and peri-urban settings by uniting to attract funding and customers.


Future Farm Technology Expo is one of the only UK events dedicated to solving the challenges faced by farmers through agricultural technology solutions. Whether you are looking to optimise your production or reduce waste, here you have direct access to the experts and technological solutions that will benefit you long-term and plant those seeds for positive change.


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To get in touch with UKUAT please email info@UKUAT.org

If you would like to talk to the team behind FFT Expo, please email Mike Enser michael.enser@reedexpo.co.uk

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