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More speakers announced for KPMG 2012 Golf Business Forum

1.10am 6th September 2012 - Exhibitions & Conferences

An unparalleled speaker line up, including some of the world’s most influential golf business figures; a forward looking agenda; the attendance of developers and key investors from various countries; some of the largest and most successful international and local golf course operators; all come together at this year’s conference to deliver knowledge and new business contacts for every attendee. Register now to be a part of the golf industry’s top business event.

 Unrivalled networking opportunities

Apart from learning from key industry figures, our networking social events will ensure all delegates become well connected. This year’s Golf Business Forum starts with a fun networking session where you can meet new and existing contacts and set the mood for the coming days.

The prospect of an Italian-style Welcome Reception, a memorable Gala Dinner and a Tuscan wine tasting and culinary experience provide the perfect platform to network with key figures from the global golf industry and make new business contacts in a casual, friendly environment.

The Golf Business Forum’s own LinkedIn group, created exclusively for delegates, is already buzzing in anticipation of this year’s event. Sign up now to connect to other delegates and play a part in professional online debates prior to the conference.

An unparalleled speaker line up

This year’s speaker line up includes some of the world’s most influential golf business figures including six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, international hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, Troon founder and CEO Dana Garmany, Olympic golf course designer Gil Hanse and many others. Our newly announced speakers include:

Jack Nicklaus II has followed in his father’s footsteps in many ways. At one time, Jack II pursued a career in professional golf, and now he has established himself as one of the golf industry’s up-and-coming course designers. Nicklaus II not only serves as President of Nicklaus Design, one of the world’s leading golf course design firms, he has been involved in the design of close to 35 courses spread across more than six countries.

Mr Eliades has used his extensive experience in the construction and development industry to create Eléa Estate, a world-class golf development nearPaphos,Cyprus. Since opening in 2010, it has been awarded significant accolades, being recognised in both golf and property rankings as one ofCyprus’ finest golf destinations.

Zagaleta Holding, with headquarters inLondon, is the owner of the flagship La Zagaleta development nearMarbellain southernSpain, considered one of the most exclusive gated residential and golfing estates inEurope.

Mr Jakovčić is already in his third mandate with a main focus on the Adriatic Euro region, the model of cooperation that includes trans-national and inter-regional cooperation between regions of the Adriatic coastline. Prior to this function, he was a representative in the Croatian parliament and Minister at the Ministry of European Integration in the Government of theRepublicofCroatia.

Ms Muirden conducts proprietary research on evolving hospitality products and market dynamics, and offers pre-development strategic advice to clients as well as WATG’s global leaders on tourism trends and market opportunities. Muriel has 25 years of experience, particularly in the fields of development strategy, concept evaluation and business planning for major tourism, hotel and resort real estate enterprises.

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