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GolfBIC to help you make the most out of 2013

10.53am 1st February 2013 - Exhibitions & Conferences

golfbic 3Learn and network with the large and small golf club owners and operators who are going through the same problems as you, including golf’s most influential individuals–GolfBIC 2013!

GolfBIC is the UK Golf Course Owners Association’s (UKGCOA) annual conference and is a joint venture with the Organisation of Golf & Range Operators (OGRO).

The conference is held at the Marriott Forest of Arden on the 11th& 12th of March 2013, chosen for its location, near the M6, and its amenities and facilities. The Marriott Forest of Arden is an outstanding 4 star hotel.

“We have changed the event substantially since last year,” says Colin Jenkins, chairman of OGRO, “and have condensed the exhibition into one day, with interesting seminars from a range of speakers, the all day exhibition, a long break for lunch and plenty of time for networking and catching up. At 5 pm we have a major panel discussion on the state of the industry, with leading speakers from the main organizations in golf. Pre-dinner drinks, kindly sponsored by Marriott Golf are at 7 pm, with our charity dinner in aid of the Golf Foundation capping the day.

golfbic 35Day two starts with The Annual General Meetings of both the UKGCOA and The Golf Consultants’ Association and is then devoted to a more in-depth study of certain subjects, with a number of specialist workshops running throughout the morning.

GolfBIC 2013 concludes after Gregg Patterson’s famed workshop on World Class Customer Care. Gregg (The Beach Club, Santa Monica) is well known for his knowledge and success in the club industry, particularly in the creation of loyalty and customer service. Attendance is solely justified by the opportunity to meet Gregg, a man who has successfully operated the Beach Club, in California, for 22 years.

Delegates are then free to enjoy the other facilities of the Forest of Arden including the two excellent golf courses, golf range, fitness centre or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the excellent restaurants.

GolfBIC is the most relevant, useful and enjoyable event for any golf owner or operator.

Colin Jenkins concluded: “The seminars and workshops for this year’s event are of the highest standard possible. If you operate a golf resort, golf course or driving range then there is specific content designed to help your further understanding of the business. We are delighted to be able to offer an array of world class experts, who have kindly agreed to give their time and energy to making GolfBIC an outstanding success. With a first class exhibition, charity dinner and unrivalled networking opportunities, GolfBIC 2013 is not to be missed.”

Confirmed Speakers include Martin Hawtree; John Bushell; Rob Maxfield; Grant Wright; John Jacobs OBE; Colin Mayes; Lodewijk Klootwijk; Jerry Kilby; Ian Randell; Sandy Jones; Colin Jenkins; Doug Poole; Jim Croxton; Rohan Barnett; Paul Mould; Andy Hiseman; and Matt Leighton

Confirmed Exhibitors include: UKGCOA, OGRO, Golf Consultants Association, Toro, Jacobsen/EZGO,, DPMC Ltd, Club Car, John Deere, Material Matters Ltd, Glenmuir, Brand Fusion, TrueStrike, Range Solutions, European Golf Machinery, Hi Nets, Srixon Cleveland, i-KAN GC, Golf Centre Construction (GCC), Power Tee, Net 60 Six, Huxley Golf, MIA Sports Technology, Foresight Sports UK, Eagle Promotions, american golf, ESP Leisure Ltd, Golf Finance, MiniGolf Ltd, BIGGA, PGA, BGIA, and Savills

For details of the programme and the exhibition, along with booking information  : For PGA professionals the event carries 50 CPD points – 25 points for each day’s attendance

UK Golf Course Owners Association

Organisation of Golf & Range Operators

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