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Registrations open for 2018 Golf Business Forum

Registrations open for 2018 Golf Business Forum
March 12, 2018

With its speaker program now complete, the organisers of the 2018 Golf Business Forum have now opened registrations for the event.

Bringing together a wide range of experts from Australia and overseas, the two day event will cover topics relevant to golf businesses across the industry.

Forum co-Director Andrew Davies explains “the process of engaging our speakers has been really interesting. We’ve been talking to some amazing people – all of them have a fresh perspective and delegates will really benefit from that.”

Fellow Forum co-Director Greg Chapple advised “there will be a focus on the customer experience.

“The Forum will look at what golf facilities are offering, how they are performing, and explore how that lines up with what the golfer wants.”

As the industry continues its ongoing discussion on the future of golf participation, the Forum will begin with an exploration of key trends in sports participation and delegate will hear from industry leadership on their plans for golf in Australia.

With Australia’s first Topgolf facility scheduled to open on the Gold Coast in June, the Forum will also hear from Zach Shor, Chief Operating Officer of Topgolf International, about the global growth of the golf entertainment brand.

From this top-level discussion, the Forum will dive into the world of marketing, focusing on the ‘how-tos’ of marketing a golf business, as well as exploring hospitality and retail best practice, drawing from facility profiles along the way.

Chris Helder will close the Forum with his unique brand of motivation, asking the delegates to cut the noise, focus on what they really want, and what really matters.

With the full list of speakers now available on the Golf Business Forum website, Davies adds “I really believe the agenda will deliver great insights for anyone operating a golf business, and for suppliers and partners across the industry.

“We’re also looking forward to a great night at the Garden State Hotel for our networking event - we’ve packed a lot of value into our two days.”

Tickets are now on sale, with a limited number of passes at early-bird rates available for purchase. Further savings apply for groups of three or more delegates from one organisation while PGA Members again enjoy special rates.

The 2018 Golf Business Forum is being held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on 30th and 31st July.

Click here to view details of the 2018 Golf Business Forum in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Main image: Presentations at the inaugural Golf Business Forum in 2016.

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