The end of October marked the start of the first Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture in the Netherlands. This two-week training consisted of visits to leading ornamental companies and meetings with members of their board of directors. Companies and organizations such as Koppert Biological Systems, Ridder Group, Rabobank, Ter Laak Orchids, Berg Roses, Bunnik Plant and WUR were included in the program.

Both the selected candidates as well as the companies receiving the visitors, agreed that the level of this Mastercourse surpassed expectations. The group as such represented the future of international floriculture in terms of subsectors, geography and talent. In two weeks, a close group of international friends was formed. The Dutch companies involved, established new contacts of great (commercial) value.

The Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture was just a start. Jungle Talks announces the participants for the Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables, taking place from the 28th of January until the 8th of February 2019. All participants are aged between 25 and 40, represent a future proof vegetable producer and are a member of or soon will be part of the board of directors of their company.

The selected participants come from countries such as China, Australia, India, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany. Again, all candidates truly represent the future of their subsector, greenhouse vegetable production. The first week of the course will focus on (the future of) production, while (the expected impact on) society will be the main theme of the second week. The full program can be found here.

The Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables is facilitated by the following partners: Koppert Biological Systems, Ridder, Berg Hortimotive, Koppert Cress, Hagelunie, Imagro, Klasmann – Deilmann and Bom Group.

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