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2006 GCA Conference at Ryder Cup venue

1.10am 9th February 2006 - Exhibitions & Conferences

The ‘GCA Business Of Golf 2 – Profit From Golf‘ Conference 2006 will take place at the world famous Five-Star Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, from 29 -31 October. Delegates will have the opportunity to play at the host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup on the Sunday registration day, which precedes a full two-day programme featuring at least 16 speakers from the worldwide golf industry.
The Business Of Golf Conference has once again received substantial backing from government organisation UK Trade & Investment. The 2006 event will also be sponsored by other partners including the Wales Tourist Board and Ransomes Jacobsen, leading manufacturers and distributors of turf maintenance equipment. The GCA are currently seeking a global sponsor for the event, and is inviting companies to contact them regarding further sponsorship deals at the 2006 Conference.
The 2006 GCA Conference programme will focus on how delegates can maximise profit from their golf business, and on how non-profit making organisations can gain wider economic benefits from developing golf in their local area.
Delegates are expected to travel to Celtic Manor from all over the world, representing golf resorts, national tourist boards, investors in golf, golf developers, golf architects, individual golf clubs and a variety of golf related businesses.
96 delegates from 21 different countries attended the 2005 Conference, held at the St Andrews Bay Resort last October. GCA spokesman Andy Hiseman expects the second Conference to be even busier: “We‘re expecting at least 125 delegates will join us at Celtic Manor this October, although we have the capacity to go much larger than that. We had outstanding feedback from last year’s event, with a near 100% approval rating from those that attended. We‘ve added an extra half-day to the Conference this time around, giving delegates even better value for money, and we believe our ‘Profit From Golf‘ theme is relevant to more or less everybody in the golf industry.
“Our programme will be tighter than last year, with a structure which will help delegates to take away a clearer set of action points for their own business. We are also introducing a couple of new audience participation features which we‘re sure people will enjoy, such as longer post-presentation Q&A sessions.”
He finished: “At only 90 minutes from London, and with three championship golf courses, we couldn‘t ask for a better venue than The Celtic Manor Resort. Delegates will gain an exclusive insight into the planning process for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, and we‘re extremely excited about the wide range of world-class speakers that have already committed to present at the event. We will shortly release details of the full 2006 Conference programme, and we urge potential delegates to contact us soon to take advantage of some serious early booking discounts.”
Contact the Golf Consultants Association on +44 (0)2476 414999, extension 207. Or email

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