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Over 200 participants in EGCOA Conference

7.56am 30th October 2008 - Exhibitions & Conferences

With just one week to go, the number of participants in the European Golf Business Conference has exceeded 200 but there is still one last chance to register for the event which takes place in Berlin 5 – 7 November.

One of the first speakers on the conference is Marcel Welling, the president of the EGCOA. He will give the ‘Big Change’ keynote presentation and reveal the outcome of the European comparable study in golf.

Marcel Welling is one of the most powerful people in golf, says the American magazine Golf Inc. In their annual list of most powerful people in golf, Welling is number 26.

This year, Ken Schofield will receive the annual EGCOA Award. In 2004 Ken Schofield retired as Executive Director of the PGA European Tour after 30 years in the job. Under Schofield’s continuing guidance, there has been a dramatic overall growth of the Tour which now attracts millions of viewers worldwide. Ken’s contribution to the PGA European Tour has been immeasurable.

The best idea will win a prize
“The financial crisis will have its effect on the coming seasons,” says EGCOA director Lodewijk Klootwijk. “We can help each other by sharing ideas and best practices. Therefore, we would like to ask you to share your thoughts on stage how to minimize damage of the recession for golf operations.

“What was your best idea the last year that made the difference for you? Or what do you think could be a good idea to increase income? You will be given time on stage to share your thoughts. And there will be a winner; the best idea will get a very nice prize!”

The number of participants in the 3rd European Golf Business Conference is still rising but it is still possible to register at

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