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9.38am 14th October 2015 - Exhibitions & Conferences

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Presented by the UKGCOA and OGRO (Organisation of Golf & Range Operators), the Golf Business & Industry Convention will be held at the Harrogate International Centre on 20-21 January 2016 in conjunction with BTME.

Golf Course Owners and Operators are responsible for all areas of the business and more often than not, the day-to-day running of the golf club. GolfBIC provides the opportunity to bring golf industry professionals together to discuss, share and update their knowledge on all areas of the business of golf.

The conference will feature presentations from leading industry figures including:

Jay Karen, Chief Executive, National Golf Course Owners Association in the USA

Jay will present the challenges that face the US golf market and particularly the route they have chosen to deal with the thorny subject of third party online tee time resellers.

Lodewijk Klootwijk, Chief Executive, European Golf Course Owners Association

Lodewijk will provide an update on the progress across Europe since the introduction of Vision 20/20 to encourage fun, family, flexible services in golf clubs.

Andrew Lloyd-Skinner, Chief Executive, UK Golf Course Owners Association

Andrew will update delegates on the progress of a variety of projects designed to benefit golf facility owners and operators, such as the VAT reduction project, England Golf’s Facilities Strategy and the planning laws.

Facilities Strategy

A session on the progress of the governance and affiliation reviews designed to bring golf in England into the 21st Century and its restructure as a serious industry. This session will discuss the Facilities Strategy and how this will help golf course owners and operators to grow their businesses if they engage with the process

Cost and Registration:

Full delegate packages include: full conference access and delegate pack, access to GolfBIC and BTME exhibition, lunch and refreshments on each day plus the GolfBIC Dinner.

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