Calendar

Feb
24
Sun
CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo @ Music City Center
Feb 24 – Feb 28 all-day

Join club management professionals from the US and around the world for the club industry’s largest annual gathering, CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo. This annual event offers five days of unparalleled professional development and education, networking opportunities, hospitality experiences, and the latest innovations in the industry showcased in the two-day expo.

Mar
11
Mon
The sustainable turfgrass management in Asia 2019 @ Dusit Thani
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
Mar
12
Tue
The 5th Golf Innovation Symposium @ Tokyo
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

The United States Golf Association said it will hold the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo on March 12-13, 2019. The purpose is to discuss and demonstrate the progress against the challenge statement issued by the USGA during the 2017 Symposium: Reduce critical resource consumption by 25 percent while improving golfer satisfaction by 20 percent by 2025.

Over the next several months, the USGA will work closely with the Japan Golf Association on a comprehensive study of facilities and golfers in Japan. The findings will be presented at the symposium.

“We attended the 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, and we were very impressed by the way the USGA is thinking about the future of golf through research, science and innovation,” said Andy Yamanaka, the executive director of the JGA. “We look forward to partnering with the USGA not only to help Japanese facility managers operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for our golfers, but also to share our outcomes with the golf world.”

As in past symposiums, the USGA will canvass academia, the private sector and worldwide golf associations to select compelling, relevant and impactful content to help the industry achieve the statement’s goals.

USGA To Hold 5th Golf Innovation Symposium In Tokyo next March @ Tokyo
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

Furthering the organisation’s commitment to invest in innovative research, invite broad discussion about the game and deliver impactful technological advances and solutions to help golf facilities globally, the United States Golf Association will hold the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium in Tokyo on March 12-13, 2019.

The gathering will discuss and demonstrate golf’s progress against the challenge statement issued by the USGA during the 2017 Symposium: Reduce critical resource consumption by 25 percent while improving golfer satisfaction by 20 percent by 2025.

“The USGA has set a path forward to demonstrate our commitment to advancing the game toward a stronger, healthier and more sustainable future,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “We can only achieve this goal by fostering truly meaningful conversation and impactful innovation among golf facilities, which form the backbone of the industry and provide the product that golfers around the world enjoy every day.”

Presented by the USGA in conjunction with the Japan Golf Association (JGA), the 5th Golf Innovation Symposium will present voices from around the world aligned toward the singular goal of strengthening the long-term health of the game.

Over the next several months, the USGA will work closely with the JGA on a comprehensive study of facilities and golfers in Japan, the second-largest golf nation in the world. The findings, which will be presented at the symposium, will provide insights into the topics that are most important to Japanese golfers and courses, and the research will be a key component of the symposium, which is expected to attract an audience composed of facility managers and key industry representatives from Japan and other Asian countries.

“We attended the 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, and we were very impressed by the way the USGA is thinking about the future of golf through research, science and innovation,” said Andy Yamanaka, the executive director of the JGA. “We look forward to partnering with the USGA not only to help Japanese facility managers operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for our golfers, but also to share our outcomes with the golf world.”

In addition to studying the Japanese golf landscape, the USGA and the JGA are planning to build a strong connection to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has a vision that includes relevant concepts such as innovation, technology and sustainability.

“The eyes of the world will be on the 2020 Olympics golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club,” said JGA Chairman Tsunetada Takeda. “By working together with the USGA, we are excited about demonstrating that a sport with so much history and tradition is at the forefront of employing cutting-edge solutions in order to advance the game for future generations to enjoy.”

As in past symposiums, the USGA will canvass academia, the private sector and worldwide golf associations to select the most compelling, most relevant and most impactful content to help the industry achieve the challenge statement’s goals. In addition, the USGA has put forth a call for presentations to identify potential speakers at the symposium. Guidelines and instructions for submitting proposals can be found at usga.org/symposium

Top picture: the Golf Innovation Symposium 2017

USGA www.usga.org

Mar
18
Mon
GolfBIC is Back 18/19th March 2019 @ Marriott Forest of Arden Resort
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

The UK Golf Federation and OGRO have re-launched GolfBIC 2019 and it’s going back to its roots – returning to the Marriott Forest of Arden Resort (pictured above) for the Golf Business and Industry Convention.

Having been away for three years, the past success of the GolfBIC has been in its timing and location and having key activities to drive proprietary golf course and driving range owners to see and meet major suppliers targeted at their business.

The chance for service suppliers and equipment brands to meet over 150 golf facility owners and discuss business as the season begins is major facture in having a successful 2019. Lots of Exhibition time, lots of networking and three interesting industry speakers make for a great exhibition.

Doug Poole CEO UK Golf Federation comments: “There is no better place to be than GolfBIC this coming March – so many opportunities to grow all our businesses together in one perfect location and meet key people in the commercial golf market.”

Colin Jenkins Chairman of OGRO added: “It’s great to being going back to the Marriott Forest of Arden. Our event is perfect for all those involved in the golf industry. It’s easy to get to and we have an excellent set of speakers for March 2019. We look forward to seeing our old friends again and making new ones.”

GolfBIC is open to all proprietary golf facility owners and golf industry service suppliers and golf brands. See contact details below to receive further information.

UK Golf Federation www.ukgolffederation.com

Mar
21
Thu
Queensland Golf Industry Awards @ RACV Royal Pines Resort
Mar 21 all-day

The 2018 Queensland Golf Industry Awards Night and PGA Trainee Graduation has been confirmed for Thursday 21st March 2019 at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Represented by the PGA of Australia (QLD/NT), Golf Queensland, Golf Course Superintendants Association of QLD and the Golf Managers Association, the QLD Golf Industry Awards Nights acknowledges the achievements the finalists have accomplished throughout 2017.

Click here for event details and to nominate

Mar
27
Wed
Registration now open for the Keno AHG Expo 2019 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Are you ready for a jam-packed week of education, networking and a little bit (OK, a lot!) of fun when the bright lights and excitement of the Keno Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo return to Brisbane, March 27-28, 2019?

Register here

The Keno AHG Expo for 2019 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

The Keno AHG Expo for 2019 will be held on March 27-28, 2019, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and will attract well over 4000 hospitality buyers and more than 200 exhibitor companies from all over Australia.

When

27th March 2019 – 10am – 4pm
28th March 2019 – 10am – 3pm

Where

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street, Southbank 4101

https://tickets.lup.com.au/australasian-hospitality-gaming-expo-2019?cat=CAT-REGISTRATION

Mar
31
Sun
Golf Inc Innovation Day @ Omni Amelia Island Resort
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

The business of golf is changing at a rapid pace and today’s most successful operators are the ones who are willing to be creative, innovate and take advantage of the latest in technology and strategies.

Golf Inc.’s Innovation Day brings together creative minds to share what’s working and what to expect in the near future.

Register now to save $100! Attend Golf Inc.’s newest industry event, packed with networking, education, creative thinking and hands-on technology lab.

IAGTO’s Asia Golf Tourism Convention @ Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Center
Mar 31 – Apr 3 all-day

The 8th Asia Golf Tourism Convention will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 31 March – 3 April 2019. This is the annual opportunity for IAGTO member golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, DMCs and other golf tourism suppliers from across the Asia Pacific, Indian Ocean and Gulf States, to get together with IAGTO golf tour operators from 36 countries, all selling golf vacations to the region.

The two days of Convention activities include 13 hours of one-to-one meetings organized between buyers and suppliers, along with great networking opportunities including the Welcome Reception, Business Lunches, Golf Days and Social Evenings.

All delegates, buyers and suppliers, are invited to participate in two consecutive Golf Days directly after the Convention. Even the Golf Day evenings are left free for members to engage further with each other.

If you have not visited Siem Reap before, be sure to allow at least one extra day to explore the wonders of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple.

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