INC Academia: Third Edition

The 3rd Executive Program on Nuts & Dried Fruits


INC Academia: Third Edition

Details of the program

February 2020 - May 2020

11 online units (50 hours) with PDF summaries and more than 40 videos
On-site course: Italy, May 24-26
(more than 10h of preparatory tasks)
Certified course by the INC
Language: English


The Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits is an educative course about the basics of the nut and dried fruit industry, its main characteristics, applications and information resources.

This program combines online lessons, with reading materials, videos and self-assessment tests, plus an intensive on-site course (more than 10 hours of preparatory tasks & readings) to go technical visits, network and learn through case studies. The course is presented as a full package; however, it is possible to undertake only the online part. To attend the on-site course, students must do the online course first. This year the on-site course will be held in Italy on May 24-26 just before the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Dubai. The course also includes the option to go on an exclusive tour around the Port of Jebel Ali, Dubai, the world’s largest man-made harbor. Not only for new students, the on-site course is also open to former students (who have completed the online course) at discounted rates.
  • Online course: 11-unit course (50 hours). Includes reading materials, PDF summaries, more than 40 videos and self-assessment tests. 
  • On-site course: A hands on intensive course (more than 10 hours of preparatory tasks & readings) with networking sessions, case studies and technical visits.
  • Optional tour:  Exclusive tour around the Port of Jebel Ali, Dubai, the world's largest man-made harbor voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 21 consecutive years.



Discover the 11 units of the program


The contents of the Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits have been designed and created by top experts of the world’s most prestigious institutions and companies.
Photo Mr. Rudolf Ernst
August Töpfer & Co., Germany
Photo Mr. José Roig Borrell
Borrell ®, Spain-USA
Photo Dr. Ing. Malte Ahrens
Former Process Engineer at Bühler Aeroglide, USA
Photo Mr. Thomas Barber
Bühler Aeroglide, USA
Photo Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy
Consultant, Turkey
Photo Mr. Klaus Ihrig
Detia Degesch, Germany
Photo Prof. Dr. Kandarp Mehta
IESE Business School, Spain
Photo Mr. Marco Azzaretti
Key Technology, USA
Photo Mr. Wilfried Thobe
Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, Austria
Photo Dr. Cameon Ivarsson
Napasol, Switzerland
Photo Ms. Myla Tadulan-Santos
Nielsen, Australia
Photo Mr. Stefano Massari
Oltremare, Italy
Photo Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó
University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Photo Mr. Carlos de Pablos
Silliker Ibérica SAU, Spain
Photo Mr. David Woollard
tna Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia
Photo Mr. Steven Hiel
Former Sales Manager at TOMRA, Belgium
Photo Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar
Photo Ms. Claudia Toussaint
Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V., Germany


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the authors for their collaboration in providing the information needed for the course, and the support of the INC Academic Committee in the good development of the program.
We would also like to thank Dr. Ana Bermejo, Food Safety and Law Specialist at the INC, Dr. Julia Cartelle, Statistician and International Trade Specialist, and Maria Pascual, Consultant Nutritionist, for their participation in content creation in those Units the INC has developed.


The full course includes an on-site experience (+10 hours of preparatory tasks & readings). The on-site course consists of a hands on experience completed with valuable case studies sessions. The location of the on-site course changes every year. This year the on-site course is planning to take place in Italy on May 24-26 just before the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress. Not only for new students, the on-site course is also open for former students (who have completed the online course) at discounted rates.
Sunday, May 24, Italy Monday, May 25, Italy Tuesday, May 26, Italy Wednesday, May 27, Dubai Thursday, May 28, Dubai

Visits to orchards (hazelnuts): La Teanella

Visit to distribution center and processing plant: Besana Group


Case Studies: (Strategy and Leadership) Prof. Miquel Lladó,
IESE Business School


Visits to orchards (walnuts): Maurizio Cervone Visit to processing plant: Strega Alberti Benevento Case Studies: Negotiation Optional tour: Visit to
the Port of Jebel Ali, Dubai
Presentation of certificates
and cocktail
reception for alumni

Welcome cocktail
& dinner
Overnight in Nola
Optional flight to Dubai

Overnight in Nola
This is a very preliminary program subject to changes. For organizational reasons, the content and the schedule of the on-site course may be modified. The INC shall have no liability of any kind regarding such changes.
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