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First Pro Manager Mastercourse Gets Successor

Wanted: Future proof vegetable producers

After the successful launch of the Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture, there is now also an edition aimed at vegetable producers. From 27 January until 9 February 2019, 15 international managers will travel to the Netherlands for an intensive two-week training program.
The Pro Manager Mastercourse is an initiative of Jungle Talks in close cooperation with Koppert Biological Systems, Ridder Growing Solutions, Imagro, Koppert Cress, Klasmann-Deilmann, Bom Group and Berg Hortimotive / Hortikey.

The first Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture, an inspirational training program for international floricultural managers, kicked off last July and only two months later, another program is launched aimed specifically at managers from the vegetable sector. This Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables again targets promising managers between 25 – 40 with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in a management position within a future proof production company.

Thematic program

The Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables counts on wide support from renowned horticultural players. Together with these companies a unique thematic program has been compiled to stimulate participants towards more professional and personal development.

During the first week focus lies on production, which will be worked out via themes like ‘Back to Nature’, Biology meets Technology’ and ‘Will the future be human?’. During these days, partners and supporters will actively share knowledge, experiences and inspiration.

In the second week emphasis lies on societal issues which will be discussed via themes like ‘The perfect crossover: health & horti’, Designing Future Landscapes’ and ‘Chainges’, about change in the horticultural chain.

The course will end in Berlin with a visit to the Fruit Logistica. In addition to the above mentioned partners, the Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables can also count on the support of Wageningen U&R, Greenport Hub, OMA, World Horti Center, Innovation Quarter, Plantise and Royal Brinkman.

More information and application
Candidates interested to participate to the Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables need to meet strict selection criteria and write a personal motivation to underpin their application. During the course in the Netherlands, they are also expected to work out a future vision of their company and role in the international horticultural sector and present it towards partners and supporters during the last course day in Berlin.

Managers from all over the world are now welcome to apply (deadline: 2 November). Dutch candidates are also welcome. Application is followed by a selection procedure. On Friday November 9, the final participants list will be published. Are you yourself or do you know a future proof entrepreneur active in vegetable production? Please contact Ed Smit ( / Cel. +506 88418125). For more information download the flyer, including registration form here or check

For additional questions with regards to the Pro Manager Mastercourse, please contact Ed Smit in Costa Rica via and +506 88418125 or Jacco Strating in the Netherlands via and +31 6 83448374.

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