International YEP Exchange Program NL

October 31st, 2019 - November 02nd, 2019    Castle Ophemert & Amsterdam 

Join CINET’s YEP (Young Executive Professional) Exchange Program, a 3 day program in 3 different countries on digitization & new business development. The group of young entrepreneurs (30-40 years) that apply have to choose one of the four new market segments which they would like to develop for their own business. Subsequently a business plan will be developed and pilots will be executed in between meetings.

The Program will focus on all major areas of expertise required for business model and service development. Additionally, there will be interactive meetings dealing with new market areas and services as well as practical assignments to prepare business plans and execute pilots between meetings of the exchange program throughout the year. At the Global Best practices Awards meeting June 20th 2020 at Texcare International in Frankfurt the results will be presented by the participants.

The best business plans and pitch presentations, evaluated by independent international Business Experts will be granted with YEP Awards. In both categories BtoC and BtoB. All participants who deliver a paper meeting the set criteria, will be rewarded by a CINET International Award of Excellence. All rewarded business plans & reports will be brought together in a CINET World of PTC publication, distributed at the GBPAP event.

Click here for more information. If you want to register please contact the CINET-secretariat, e-mail or phone +31 344 650 430

Program of the first YEP Session in The Netherlands

Thursday 31 October 2019:
Time Topic Location
8.30 Meet & greet Castle Ophemert
9.00 Introduction of program Castle Ophemert
9.30 Personal introductions Castle Ophemert
10.00 Results EY market study Castle Ophemert
11.00 PTC management insights & methods for strategy building Castle Ophemert
12.30 Lunch with the whole group Castle Ophemert
13.30 Company introduction & customer segment(s), USP’s & future vision by each participant (a format will be provided by CINET) Castle Ophemert
16.00 Split up in 4 sub-groups (focused on new market areas) for sprint 1: jointly draft the raw version of the business model through the business model canvas Castle Ophemert
18.00 Drinks & joint dinner Castle Ophemert
19.00 YEP Program 2019/2020 Castle Ophemert
19.30 Re-cap altogether; summary presentation per sub-group Castle Ophemert
20.30 End of program day 1 Castle Ophemert
Friday 1 November 2019:
Time Topic Location
07.30 Breakfast Castle Ophemert
09.00 Start program: Present findings of first sprint & feedback by experts (industry peers, marketing experts, potential investors& suppliers) Castle Ophemert
11.00 Inspiration sessions by experts on data-management, automation, robotics, smart logistics and business development relevant for professional textile care Castle Ophemert
12.30 Lunch with the whole group Castle Ophemert
13.30 Second sprint: revise the business model & create an action plan for your own company Castle Ophemert
16.00 Re-cap of second sprint: every person briefly elaborates on own plans Castle Ophemert
18.00 Finish the day, travel to Amsterdam
19.00 Drinks & dinner in the ADAM Tower with 365 degrees view of the city ADAM Tower
Evening Enjoy nightlife Amsterdam
Saturday 2 November 2019:
Time Topic Location
10.30 Joint breakfast at Volkshotel Amsterdam
11.30 Optional: Company visit to Hartevelt: your partner in fashion logistics Amsterdam
Afternoon/ evening Travel back home

The whole program including transport, several lunches and support of CINET is offered at

250 euro per person (3 days)

Excluded are hotel costs of Castle Ophemert and Volkshotel (both 100 euro per night per room), drinks at hotel and of course your own travel cost to come to The Netherlands.

750 euro per person for complete YEP program (all 3 courses in 2019-2020)