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Golf Course Owners conference tees up big hitters

12.30am 16th October 2006 - Exhibitions & Conferences

The first conference for European Golf Course Owners takes place in Amsterdam next month – and is boasting an impressive line of speakers.
Andrea Sartori of KPMG will be presenting the results of their latest Golf Benchmark Survey, one of the largest researches ever undertaken in the golf industry, while Roger Pride, one of the most respected figures in UK golf industry will address the development of golf tourism.
Roger, Marketing Director of the Welsh Tourist Board will address delegates on the growing economic force holidaying golfers can bring to a country.
Roger Pride said; “I am delighted to be representing Wales at this European conference. Wales has dramatically grown it’s presence as a global golfing destination in recent years and I’m hoping to be able to help explain to the conference some of the great successes of our golf tourism strategy. I hope that the delegates will also get some useful insights into developing brands and marketing campaigns that really make a difference to their own products.”
The conference, which takes place from 23rd – 25th November 2006, is organised by the European Golf Course Owners Association and has already provoked huge interest and registrations from all over the world.
The EGCOA represents close to 600 golf course owners in 12 European countries and national owners associations in 8 European countries. The November conference is for golf course owners, manager, investors and suppliers and promises to focus on how to “Grow the game & improve your business”.
The broad range of speakers has huge experience in the golf industry. Among them is the CEO of the NGCOA Mike Hughes, Niall Flanagan, manager from the Links Trust of St. Andrews and Henk Jan de Boer, director of food & beverage BurgGolf. Falk Billion, independent golf course appraiser will explain what influences the value of golf courses. Other speakers include Jay Karen, director of membership at the NGCOA who will be speaking on price strategies on USA golf courses and Jonathan Smith of Golf Environment Europe.
There are still places available for delegates, please contact Steve Brine at PRC via
European Golf Course Owners

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