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Club managers descend on London

8.49am 16th October 2008 - Management Topics

Club managers from across the world arrive in London this week for the sixth annual Business Management Institute (BMI) International Conference, October 16-21.

Ninety managers from 18 countries are attending the event, organised by the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), featuring a keynote address on leadership in sports by Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin.

“The BMI International Conference is a great way for club managers from America, Europe and the Middle East to get together, network and share best practice,” said CMAE chief executive officer Jerry Kilby. “There is an outstanding line-up of educational sessions and speakers, with presentations and social events taking place at a variety of prestigious and cosmopolitan settings in and around the capital.”

The CMAE, whose members are involved in the management of clubs including golf, sports, health & fitness, leisure, city and dining clubs, is hosting the event themed ‘Tradition, Innovation and Future Global Trends’ at many of London’s historic city clubs.

Venues include The Royal Automobile Club, The Royal Air Force Club, The Lansdowne Club, The Berkshire Golf Club, The Caledonian Club, The Hurlingham Club and the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

On the agenda will be a variety of educational presentations and discussions including business leadership, technology for clubs, plus marketing and media relations. There will also be sessions on what the Certified Club Manager (CCM) programme has done for the professional development of managers in America, and expectations for the recently introduced European CCM.

BMI International opens on Thursday, 16th October with a visit to the Houses of Parliament, and concludes on Tuesday, 21st October with a gala dinner and cruise along the River Thames.

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe.

The CMAE is also the pan-European ‘umbrella’ organisation for a variety of national professional associations for club managers and secretaries. National associations can affiliate to the CMAE, thereby giving their membership access to the CMAE education programme and other CMAE international activities and events.

CMAE is closely aligned with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and actively participates in the annual World Conference for club managers and other international events.

Club Managers Association of Europe

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