Following a very successful edition in June 2022, Jungle Talks is partnering again with leading floricultural suppliers in organizing the Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture from 16 – 27 January, 2023. In addition, Jungle Talks teams up with AIPH in organizing the 2nd ‘Young International Grower of the Year Award’ during the IPM in Essen. The Mastercourse serves as the pre-selection for this award.
‘The success or our recent Mastercourse proved that after Covid-19, but also because of the state of the world today, there’s a demand to meet with peers from around the world and exchange thoughts on the current challenges’ says organizer Ed Smit.
‘The selection process for our upcoming Mastercourse Floriculture is now in full swing. We’re looking for future floricultural leaders between 25-40 years old from around the globe, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a leading position at a future proof producer of ornamentals. Selected candidates can, if interested, participate in the selection process of the Young International Grower of the Year.’
The Pro Manager Mastercourse partners with Koppert, Dümmen Orange, Ridder, Hortilux Schrèder, Logiqs, Lets Grow, Visser Horti Systems, Klasmann – Deilmann, HortiXS and Van Krimpen.
‘We are very proud these leading companies and organizations work together to support and inspire this international group,’ says Ed Smit. ‘These partnerships guarantee a high level visit program and give participants ample opportunity to network at CEO level with leading florticultural suppliers.’
During the course, participants will work out their own vision on the future of floriculture and the role of their own company.
Floricultural managers from around the globe are welcome to apply before September 30. Your application is followed by a selection procedure. By the end of October, 15 managers will have been selected to be part of the upcoming Mastercourse. If selected, participation to the Pro Manager Master Course costs 1.250 Euro. This includes all meals, entrance fees, professional guidance and transport during the Mastercourse. In addition, you pay for your own travel costs and lodging.
More information on the program can be downloaded here, including the interactive registration form on the final page. To get a first impression, check out this short video that was made after a previous edition.