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Golf Tourism to Take Centre-Stage at APGS 2012

2.16am 13th June 2012 - Exhibitions & Conferences - This story was updated on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Mike Sebastian

At the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, some of the most knowledgeable and most respected experts on golf tourism will on hand to discuss the topic – Golf Tourism – A Dynamic New Engine Of Growth.

This topic will be the subject of a high-powered panel discussion to be led by Sheikh Jamaluddin Sheikh Mohammad, Director of Tourism, Brunei Tourism.

The expert panel will include the following members:

  • Stacey Walton – General Manager, Banyan Golf Club (Thailand)
  • Mark Seigel – Managing Director, GolfAsianPte Ltd (Thailand)
  • Dennis Kloeth – Managing Director, IndoGolf (Indonesia)
  • Paul Gibbons – Director, Group Marketing, MST Golf (Malaysia)

Commenting on the topic and the panel composition, Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the producer and owner of the Summit said, “The subject of golf tourism cannot be ignored. It is already a multi-billion dollar income generator for some countries in the region and it is hoped that this panel will serve as a fore-runner to more attention being paid to golf tourism.”

He went on to add, “The panel that we have assembled is a world-class group of some of the best experts in the business and under the expert direction of Sheikh Jamaluddin, we can look forward to a very enlightening and entertaining panel session.”

More than 30 speakers have already accepted invitations to speak at the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf  Summit.

For more details, please visit the Summit’s web site at


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