Young International Grower Of The Year

It is so important to look to the future within the ornamental horticultural industry, which is why we are announcing a new award: Young International Grower of the Year.

We are proud to introduce this award to young entrepreneurial professionals between the ages of 25 up to 40 years old that are participating in the Pro Manager Mastercourse organised by Jungle Talks.

The Pro Manager Mastercourse is a fortnight programme that includes educational farm tours, meetings and inspirational sessions from lead strategic partners, including Koppert Biological Systems, Dümmen Orange, Ridder, Hortilux Schrèder, Logiqs, Horticoop, Lets Grow, HortiXS, Van Krimpen and Van der Valk Systems.

These partnerships guarantee a high-level visit program and give participants ample opportunity to network with horticultural leaders at the CEO level. In addition, participants will need to work out their vision on the future of horticulture and the role of their own company during this course. Based on the visits, meetings, inspirational sessions and feedback of peers and leading floricultural CEO’s, they return to their own country and company, ready to make a difference.

By partnering with AIPH for the inaugural award ‘Young International Grower of the Year’ the students will have a chance to pitch their business ideas to the jury at the International Grower of the Year event during IPM Essen – the world’s leading trade fair for horticultural professionals.

The working language during the course is English, and floricultural managers from around the globe are welcome to apply. In previous years, young horticultural professionals have joined from the USA, Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda, Slovenia, Denmark and Vietnam.

You can download the programme which includes the application form here. You can also contact the organisers directly at [email protected] or [email protected].

The deadline for application is Sunday 31 October. A selection procedure follows your application, and by Monday 15 November, the chosen young professionals will be part of the forthcoming Mastercourse. If selected, participation in the Pro Manager Master Course costs 1,250 Euros and does not include travel costs and lodging.

The following short video presents candidates from the successful 2018 and 2019 Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture.