In terms of the golf industry development Central and Eastern Europe form an extremely dynamic region with new investments, continuously increasing numbers of new golf union members every year, and thus, new enthusiasts of the sport; creating great prospects for the future of the golf market in the region.
In Poland, for example, there are a significant number of planned golf projects, a growing number of golf players, almost 40 million citizens, and the development of tourism and the road infrastructure in connection with the EURO 2012 championships. This means that both Poland as well as other Central and Eastern European countries are one of the most attractive investment areas in the world.
The first edition of the event took place in 2009 and was designed to promote the development of golf in Poland and allow the industry representatives to meet and exchange experiences and contacts. It was a great success and created many fruitful business relationships.
The second edition of the Conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the current trends and forecasts for the market development in the area. The discussions and presentations will be focusing on the recent investment projects, financing methods and ways of implementing architectural proposals.
The conference will also examine the main areas of the golf industry, which determine the market development, namely tourism and associated with it recreation; golf as a sport; and projects of real estate development in golf course areas.
World-class experts and specialists from the industry will share their experience while leading panel sessions and seminars. The participants will certainly particularly enjoy the discussion panels where they will be given an opportunity to exchange experiences and take part in debates with experts in various fields.
The conference will be carried out under the honorary patronage of Polish Golf Union (PZG), PGA Poland, American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), Club Managers – Association of Europe (CMAE), Central Eastern Countries Travel Association (Cecta) and among this year’s sponsors are companies such as KPMG and Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design.
A very strong panel of speakers includes Jerry Kilby, CMAE; Maciej Kawecki, Universe Properties Group; Roger Jones, Roger Jones Golf Design; Kevin M. Ramsey, GolfPlan; Michael Hurdzan, Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design; Roger Pride, Welsh Assembly Government; Lodewijk Klootwijk, EGCOA; Raphael Delstanche, Gregori – International; and Terry Coates, CECTA; Chris Moore, DTJ Design; Howard Swan, Swan Golf Designs; Dana Fry, Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design; Jacek Gazecki, Polski Związek Golfa; David Spencer, The Stripe Group; and James D. Nordlie, Archiventure Group Architects.
“Regardless of whether you represent a golf industry leader or a small business related to this market, you cannot miss the 2nd edition of the Golf Investment & Development Conference,” says a spokesman for Universe Properties Group, the organisers.
“We offer all participants a unique opportunity to meet together with investors and developers, leading architects and golf course and resort designers, golf course owners and managers, local authorities and representatives of organisations supporting a development of golf, financial institutions and companies supplying equipment and technology for the industry. Therefore, invite your colleagues and contractors, schedule the event in your calendar and book a place now.”
More information: www.golfpropertiesconference.com