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Conference will be major networking event

12.40am 8th September 2005 - Exhibitions & Conferences

The first ever Golf Consultants Association ‘Business of Golf‘ Conference, at St Andrews Bay from 11-13 October, has so far attracted delegates from 17 countries. The Conference represents 2005’s best networking opportunity for those looking to develop golf at any level – from individual golf clubs and resorts to organisations developing golf at a regional or national level.
Delegates from Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dubai, Hungary, Morocco, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Slovakia, Spain, the Sudan and the UK have already booked to attend at The St Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa from 11-13 October.
The event is expected to sell out well before the booking deadline of 30 September.
With places filling up fast, organisers are urging potential attendees to reserve a place among 100 of the world’s most influential golf business delegates.
Internationally renowned speakers at the Conference will answer questions such as:

  • what are the 10 most common mistakes made by golf developers and how do I avoid them?
  • how do I finance my golf development?
  • how do small golf destinations become large golf destinations?
  • how can I be sure that I‘m designing the right golf course?
  • what are the 10 essentials of 21st century golf marketing?
  • how do I develop a successful golf real estate program?
  • how do I sell memberships for my new golf development?
  • what’s the most efficient way to get my new golf club open and working?
  • what does hosting a pro golf tournament do for my country’s global golf profile?
  • how can early golf market research save me money, and make me money?
  • how do I create an explosion in junior golf in my country?
  • how can I develop an urban golf program that makes me money?

“This Conference will be invaluable to anyone interested in developing golf,” said Mike Shields, chairman of the Golf Consultants Association. “If there is one place in the world this year where the best golf business advice can be gained in just two days, it is at the Golf Consultants Association ‘The Business of Golf’ Conference.”
Among the 17 golf industry expert speakers will be:
Peter Walton (Chairman & Chief Executive: International Association of Golf Tour Operators)
Roger Pride (Director of Marketing, Wales Tourist Board)
Mike Round (Chief Executive of The Golf Foundation)
Peter McEvoy OBE (Double-winning Captain of the GB&I Walker Cup team)
Partner organisations include the Sports Industries Federation, UK Trade & Investment, Scottish Development International, Wales Trade International and The St Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa


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