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More Leading speakers join the European Golf Business Conference line – up

8.35am 24th August 2012 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Michael Leemhuis

The 2012 European Golf Business Conference is fast approaching and the line-up is developing into one of the best to date. The event now in its 7th year will be hosted from the 21-23rd November at the Hotel Majestic Barriere Cannes located in the heart of the French Riviera.

Mike Leemhuis CEO of Congressional Country Club (host of the 2011 US Open) will explore emerging trends in the golf industry with a focus on the impact they have on club management. Whilst Mike manages one of the most prestigious & successful private clubs in the world, he still understands the importance of strategic planning and being proactive. Mikes interactive presentation explores new & creative ways to embrace and integrate current trends into the club creating a unique &welcoming environment. Mike will highlight the importance of investing time in strategic planning based on the needs of club members &emerging cultural, economic & golf industry trends.

Pascal Grizot Chairman of the successful 2018 Ryder Cup bid will be on stage to share with delegates France’s plan to grow the game of golf to levels never seen before. The development plan involves the construction of 100 urban golf courses ranging from 3-9 holes in an aim to make golf more accessible and affordable for all. The plan has been developed on the back of the successful Ryder Cup bid which will see the event return to European soil again in 2018 at Le Golf National.

EGCOA Director Lodewijk Klootwijk said: “We are very excited for this year’s conference and have received fantastic support from the Cannes Tourism Board and GEGF (French Golf Course Owners Association). We anticipate an attendance figure of around 250 people. From golf course owners and managers to suppliers, representatives of national and European golf bodies and golf course architects. Each level of the industry will be represented. For anyone out there who is considering attending, this is a unique opportunity to boost their knowledge, their revenue potential, and to meet with fellow course owners and industry colleagues. Early registration is advised, as places are limited.”

Registration for the European Golf Business Conference is open at Early bird discounted registration is open until 1st September. For more information on the event visit or email:


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