The European Golf Business Conference will return to Amsterdam in November. Hosted by the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA), the 2007 conference is at the five-star Renaissance Hotel from 28-30 November.
The conference is aimed at golf course owners, managers, directors of golf, suppliers, representatives of professional bodies, suppliers, golf course architects and industry partners.
Specialists from across the world will offer their thoughts and insight on the development of golf across nine sessions. Speakers include Ruffin Beckwith, a director of Golf20/20 – a stakeholder initiative to grow the game of golf in the USA; Bruce Lucker, the co-founder of IloveNY; Alan Stalcup, a golf marketing specialist from the USA; and KPMG’s Andrea Sartori, who will present the latest golf benchmark results.
Lodewijk Klootwijk, a director of the EGCOA, said, “The goal of the conference is to bring European golf businesses together and to get inspiration to improve the running of golf courses, to share ideas, to make friends, and to grow the game of golf together.
“Golf is changing rapidly. We need to look at what the future holds for the sport and recognise the development trends in Europe. We also need to identify clearly what a golfer requires to maximise enjoyment on the course – in short: how can we grow the game of golf?”
The EGCOA represents more than 600 golf course owners in 12 European countries. Together with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) of USA, the NGCOA of Canada and Asian owners, the EGCOA is part of the world alliance of golf course owners which represents around 7,000 golf courses worldwide.
EGCOA Conference www.egcoa.org/congres2007