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Golf course investment is back on the agenda

12.37am 10th July 2009 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Coming up this September is the opportunity to join in an international conference held in Warsaw, dedicated to ‘Golf Investment & Development’. Between 14th and 16th September 2009 around a hundred participants are expected to gather in the Sofitel Victoria Warsaw Hotel to share their business experience.

The conference will unite not only the experienced professionals from Poland, EU and the USA, but also from Asia, Middle East and Africa.

The speakers include (alphabetical order) Terry Coates (Central European Countries Travel Association, UK), Raphael Delstanche (Gregori-International SA, France), Andreas Döring (IMG Golf, UK), Dana Fry (Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Course Design, USA), Ian Gannon (Arnold Palmer Golf Design, Ireland), Jacek Gazecki (Polish Golf Union, Poland), Neil Hobday (Trump International Golf Links, UK), Dr Michael Hurdzan (Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Course Design, USA), Roger Jones (Roger Jones Golf Design, Ireland), Jerry Kilby (Club Managers Association of Europe, UK), Thomas W. Kopf  ( DTJ Design, USA), Jakub Król (Noble Bank, Poland), Roger Pride (Welsh Assembly Government, UK), Kevin Ramsey (Golfplan, USA), Dr Andrea Sartori (KPMG Golf Advisory Practice, Hungary) and Howard Swan (Swan Golf Designs Limited, UK). The list of the speakers is not yet complete.

Among the registered participants there are people from a variety of business sectors: investors, land owners interested in golf investments, world class architects, golf course owners and general managers, consultants, building contractors and advisors, real estate developers, real estate agencies and, what is crucial, bank representatives. Additionally, there are various representatives from the media and PR companies as well as golf irrigation, equipment, fittings and furnishing companies who declared their attendance at the conference.

“The professional speakers mentioned above will guarantee a cutting edge advice and expertise in the topic of golf course investments and golf real estate developments,” said a spokesman for Universe Properties Group, the conference organizer. “The participants will also be provided with an in-depth analysis of different means of financing such investments.”

The conference has the honorary patronage of the President of Warsaw Mrs. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Polish Golf Union (PZG), Central European Countries Travel Association (CECTA) and the Club Managers – Association of Europe (CMAE).

Noble Bank is the official partner for the event and the KPMG Golf Advisory Practice is one of the sponsors. Media support is provided by the Golf 24 magazine.

The conference organizer has arranged a special rate accommodation at the Sofitel Victoria Warsaw Hotel. However, the number of rooms is limited and thus, it is advisable to reserve the accommodation in advance. The conference details may be found on

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