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Conference to shape Welsh golf in run up to Ryder Cup 2010

8.10am 28th February 2007 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Visit Wales and Ryder Cup Wales, in conjunction with Ryder Cup Europe, will be staging a two day golf conference intended to update attendees of the latest developments in relation to Golf Tourism in Wales and The 2010 Ryder Cup.

The conference is being held on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March at The Celtic Manor Resort, host venue to The 2010 Ryder Cup, in Newport, South Wales.

This free event will offer an opportunity for anyone with an interest in the golf tourism industry in Wales to consider how far Wales has come as a golf destination since the decision was made in 2001 by Ryder Cup Europe to award the 2010 match to Wales. Furthermore, it will provide an insight to how the Wales Golf Tourism Strategy is further being shaped moving forward to 2010 and beyond.

The conference will offer practical advice on how all organisations, from clubs to tour operators, can and will benefit from the increased profile of Wales as a leading golf tourism destination. It will also provide key stakeholders with an update on a range of different aspects associated with the event itself in 2010. From accommodation to ticketing procedures through to opportunities to supply 2010, attendees will gain an understanding as to the progress made to date by Ryder Cup Wales and its partners.

Roger Pride, director of marketing for Visit Wales, commented,”This is a great opportunity for interested golf clubs and suppliers from across Wales to become involved in helping to influence and shape the golf tourism strategy for the future.

“It is important that stakeholders across Wales recognise the progress that has been made, the role they can play and how they can benefit long term, far beyond the event itself, from a variety of business and investment opportunities generated by The Ryder Cup. The conference will be a useful tool in which golf clubs, local authorities and tour operators can seek to gain valuable information to ensure they maximise these opportunities.”

Rob Holt, chief executive of Ryder Cup Wales, added, “We have an impressive line up of speakers, including a key note speech from Richard Hills, director of the Ryder Cup, and practical sessions led by experts in their field ranging from how to reach key markets to developing the visitor experience. The conference ends with a supplier’s session where companies interested in the products and services required for 2010 will receive a presentation and guidance on the processes involved.”

Spaces are limited to 100 for the conference which also offers a tour of the new Ryder Cup 2010 Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, as finishing touches are being made to the first course that has ever been designed and constructed specifically to play host to The Ryder Cup.

To register for the conference, please e-mail: or tel: (029) 2047 5373.

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