The 9th IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention will take place at Trump National Doral Miami, home to the famous Blue Monster golf course, from 25-28 June 2017. Over 150 golf tour operators selling North America will attend the Convention 30 different countries all with North American golf programs. So if developing your domestic or international golf visitor business is important, then this event is not to be missed.
The Convention is open only to golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, ground handlers and other golf tourism suppliers from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Suppliers have the opportunity to introduce themselves to all buyers during 2 hours of speed-dating at the beginning of the first business day. This is followed by 9 and a half hours of meetings over two days where each supplier can have up to 38 appointments of 15 minutes each with tour operators that they wish to see. The business sessions will be preceded by an IAGTO Briefing to ensure you get the most out of your meetings and are fully up to speed with the current state of the market.
The networking-social functions include a Welcome Reception, Farewell Dinner and a Golf Tournament over two amazing golf courses, including the Blue Monster, courtesy of Trump National Doral.
The AGCSA is excited to once again be staging the Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. The overwhelmingly possitive feedback regarding the destination and venue made the decision to return to Twin Waters after only four years very easy. With Maroochydore Airport (Sunshine Coast) less than 10 minutes by taxi from the venue and a variety of on site accommodation and budget offsite rooms close by, Twin Waters is a premium venue for delegates, exhibitors and visitors alike.
The four day education programme will again kick off with the full day Jacobsen workshop on Monday 26 June. These will again feature both an Agronomic and Management topic. Tuesday June 27 sees a the traditional plenary full day of sessions before delegates break off into either dedicated Golf or Sportsfield steams on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June.
All delegates can also take advantage of some of the specialised workshops that will run concurrently to various streams. These need to be registered for individually however are included in the full delegate registration price.
PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals come together to discover the latest in golf apparel, accessories, equipment & technology. With a full slate of golf education from industry experts, hands-on demos, a live fashion show & networking opportunities, the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience is the place to meet face-to-face and to drive your business forward.
The first SPH Golf Travel Fair will open its doors at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Singapore Atrium August 18-20 to a public eager to find out the latest deals in golf travel.
A total of four Country Pavilions that showcases the attractions of each participating destination, and 27 pods belonging to golf-affiliated hotels, golf courses, resorts and country clubs, will be at hand to exhibit their beautiful properties, inviting all who come to the SPH Golf Travel Fair to visit and plan a trip with them.
Organized by SPH Pacom Pte Ltd, a susidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, and supported by UOB Travel Planners Pte Ltd as official travel partner, they are set to provide golf and travel packages that optimizes the diverse range of exhibitors across the region and market this fair to the golfers here.
“This is the first time a fair of such scale has been put together here in Singapore,” said Karen Chan, Managing Director of SPH Pacom Pte Ltd, whose print periodical, “Golf Vacations”, is Asia’s oldest golf title and is also celebrating its 30th continuous year in publishing.
Singapore has a golfing population of approximately 36,000 members, according to statistics from the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) and is one of the most sought after group of travellers in this space. In reality, there are many more golfers who are not registered with the association who have been avid travellers and also looking for new places to tee up and play.
“The exhibitors we are looking for must put a premium to quality, experience and value. Through our years of publishing Golf Vacations, we have seen countless golf courses, resorts and hotels, spas and destinations across the region and around the world. We are certain that we are able to curate the best of them for the benefit of all who visit the SPH Golf Travel Fair,” said Chan.
With the strength of its media outreach, consisting of daily and tabloid newspapers, The Straits Times, Business Times, The New Paper, and coupled with periodicals Golf Vacations and Golf/Women as well as online assets such as SPHGolf.com, they are able to reach over 3.3 million potential consumers throughout the marketing period of the fair until its occurrence.
The SPH Golf Travel Fair 2017 is open to public and admission is free throughout all three days.
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