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Peter Van Wingerden
Chief Executive Officer
Floating Farms
Floating Farms and food Security, Alternative farming and Agritech to sustain future generations
Smart Cities
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 13:15 - 13:40
Creator of the worlds first floating farm. Peter van Wingerden is CEO and founder of Floating Farm, a disruptive way of agriculture on the water, food production close to consumers in a totally new approach (climate adaptive). Floating Farm designs and develop sustainable farms on rivers, ports, lakes, water reservoirs and sea. The first Floating Farm is operational since 2019 and based in The Netherlands Producing healthy food inside and close to cities is reducing the footprint of food production dramatically in a positive way. It brings back social awareness and connection of citizens to healthy and liveable cities. We call this TRANSFARMATION: The design of cities around healthy food production and farming. After graduation Peter started the first 5 years of his career at General Electric, active in the process-industry. After GE he became District Manager for 2 years at Alstom, a global leader in power generation. He moved from there to the Industrial department of one of the divisions of the Dutch construction company Hollandsche Beton Group for 4 years (now called BAM).