The programme for the 2010 Asia Pacific Golf Summit is taking shape and all indications point to this year’s event being a truly historic milestone.
Historic in the sense that for the first time, the Summit’s programme has been structured to identify some of the most pressing problems facing the golf industry in Asia and to seek out lasting solutions for these problems.
“We consider this to be very important especially as Asia enters a new phase of golf development,” explained Mike Sebastian, managing director of Asia Pacific Golf Developments Conferences (APGDC), the owner and producer of the Summit.
The 2010 Asia Pacific Golf Summit will be staged at the sprawling Bangkok International Convention Centre at Centara Grand Hotel from October 18-20. The Summit will be staged in conjunction with the 2010 Asia Pacific Golf Industry Show (APGIS), which will also be held at the same facility and on the same dates.
“We believe that by combining the conference and the industry show, we will be in a position to offer the golf industry in the region the ability to get up to speed on all the latest at a one-stop shop,” said Sebastian.
Georgina Wong, Executive Director of APGDC, who runs the APGIS said, “We are laying out close to 3000 square metres of high quality exhibition space at the exhibition hall and all arrangements have been made to ensure that exhibitors and visitors are treated to a world-class event.” According to Wong, space is being grabbed very quickly and she expects bookings to pick up in the next few weeks.
Given the clearly stated objectives of the 2010 Summit, the programme (already on the website at http://www.golfconference.org) has been put together to identify areas that are in urgent need of attention. Under the broad thematic umbrella – The Great Asian Golf Debate – the programme has been structured to address four operational areas:
- Club Management – changes and trends.
- Game Development – growth of golf.
- Turf Management – A wake-up call.
- Business Opportunities.
Close to 50 international experts have been assembled to speak at the Summit. Amongst some of the top names who will be present at this year’s Summit are:
- Gary Player
- Peter Thomson
- Greg Norman
- Annika Sorenstam
- Hud Hinton
- Joe Louis Barrows Jr.
- Dr. Earl Eisner
Delegate registration is now open and interested parties can register on-line at http://www.golfconference.org
“If there is one international golf conference that you should attend this year, then make it the 2010 Asia Pacific Golf Summit – besides a top quality programme, the opportunities to network and socialize, there is nothing in the world of golf to match the Summit,” concluded Sebastian.