Calendar

Nov
4
Thu
New dates: World Golf Expo 2021
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

World golf expo 2021

The inaugural World Golf Expo, originally scheduled for March of this year was postponed due to the global Covid-19 Pandemic. It has been re-scheduled to be staged in November and the dates are locked-in. The new dates are November 4 – 7, four solid days making WGE one of the most comprehensive golf business events in the world!

A blessing

“The re-scheduling of WGE has come as a real blessing because although we had originally planned for the event to be a grand show, with the extra time that we have been granted, it now allows us to think bigger and better,” said Tenniel Chu, Chairman of the WGE Organising Committee.

Chu who is also the Group Vice Chairman of the giant Mission Hills Group explained, “The WGE is now being planned as a multi-dimensional show with something for everyone – I would not be off the mark if I said that the new show format will address the interests of those engaged in the business of golf, the golf trade, professional and amateur golfers and families to come and enjoy a weeklong calendar of golf and golf related events.”

WGE is jointly organised and produced by the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.
New format

The original show was confined primarily to a major international business summit on golf and a golf trade show and exhibition. “While the original concept was a good one, the new format is totally re-imagined and we are excited about it – it will most certainly be a milestone of an event and the first of its kind in the world,” declared Chu.

The key components of the re-imagined WGE 2021 will include the following:

  • A major international two-day business summit.
  • A one-day symposium on golf course agronomy.
  • A three-day golf trade show and exhibition.
  • The Global Golf Awards gala banquet and prize presentation.
  • Golf tournaments.
  • Launch of the exclusive Golden Circle Club programme.
  • Antique motor show.
  • Connoisseur wine and cigar exhibition.
  • Plus more (details to be announced)

“The objective is to stage an event that will mark the start of an annual golf show that will establish itself as the go-to and must attend networking showcase for not only the Asia Pacific region but for the world,” Chu pointed out.

Industry expert speakers

The summit component will be the main attraction with more than 20 world class industry experts expected to speak. “We have been very successful in lining up big names from various sectors of the golf industry and delegates can rest assured that it will be the one event where the biggest industry mavens will be in attendance,” revealed Mike Sebastian, Executive Producer of WGE and the CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

The venue for WGE will be the multi-award-winning Mission Hills Golf Resort in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan. The Mission Hills Golf Resort is the world’s largest golf resort.

The full line-up and details of the various speakers will be finalised by the first quarter of 2021.

All details relating to the various activities of WGE will be released via its website.

WORLD GOLF EXPO 2021 – WGE RE-SCHEDULED @ Mission Hills Resort in Haikou
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

With the resurgence of COVID-19 in various parts of the world, the Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) has been re-scheduled.

The major international knowledge and business summit on golf is confirmed to be staged at Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan on November 4 – 6, 2021.

“We tried to delay making the announcement regarding the re-scheduling of the World Golf Expo in the hope that conditions would improve resulting in us being able to stage the event as scheduled,” said Tenniel Chu, Chairman of the WGE Organising Committee and Vice Chairman of the Mission Hills Group.

“Sadly, while conditions have improved somewhat in some countries, the general situation is seen as not being conducive to bringing a large group of people from various parts of the world to attend a business conference,” he added.

The Executive Producer of WGE, Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group said, “We are looking ahead, and the re-scheduling of the World Golf Expo provides us with a special opportunity to re-think the event into an even larger show – bigger and better than what was originally conceived.”

“I can personally assure everyone that the re-scheduled and re-imagined World Golf Expo will be well worth the wait. Rest assured that we will be staging some of the best industry experts – people who will be sharing and reflecting the way forward for the industry,” declared Sebastian.

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and Asian Golf.

World Golf Expo – Spearheading A Paradigm Shift For Golf!

World Golf Expo 2021 (WGE 2021) – The Total Golf Show!

www.worldgolfexpo.com   www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

World Golf Expo – WGE 2021 – The Big Bounce Back! @ Mission Hills
Nov 4 @ 12:18 am – Nov 7 @ 1:18 am
Nov
21
Sun
GCMA 2021 conference @ Wyboston Lakes Resort
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day

The GCMA is dedicated to delivering progressive, industry specific education programmes and networking opportunities whilst offering high quality personal services and support for the development of its members, this year’s Conference will aim to deliver all!

Renowned speakers will deliver informative and engaging presentations under this year’s Conference themes:

  • Leadership and Wellbeing
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Registration

Jan
25
Tue
PGA 2022 Show
Jan 25 – Jan 28 all-day

The PGA Merchandise Show, organized by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with the PGA of America, is the largest annual global summit for the business of golf. The 68th edition of the PGA Merchandise Show moved to an all-virtual format, Jan. 26-29, 2021, allowing industry attendees to participate during the ongoing pandemic from the safety of their homes, facilities or offices.

The easy-to-use platform featured new product launch events, dynamic exhibitor showrooms, commerce applications, education sessions, industry presentations, one-to-one meetings, group networking, special events, and special golf celebrity and influencer engagement programs.

The PGA Merchandise Show returns to Orlando, Jan. 25-28, 2022. The event remains a trade-only event, not open to the public. Learn more at PGAShow.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Register for the PGA 2022 Show
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm

ABOUT PGA SHOW

The PGA Merchandise Show, organized by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with the PGA of America, is the largest annual global summit for the business of golf.

The 68th edition of the PGA Merchandise Show moved to an all-virtual format, Jan. 26-29, 2021, allowing industry attendees to participate during the ongoing pandemic from the safety of their homes, facilities or offices.

The easy-to-use platform featured new product launch events, dynamic exhibitor showrooms, commerce applications, education sessions, industry presentations, one-to-one meetings, group networking, special events, and special golf celebrity and influencer engagement programs.

The PGA Merchandise Show returns to Orlando, Jan. 25-28, 2022. The event remains a trade-only event, not open to the public.  Learn more at PGAShow.com and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Feb
5
Sat
2022 GCSAA Conference & Trade Show
Feb 5 – Feb 10 all-day

Known as the Golf Industry Show since 2005, annual gathering brings together golf course management professionals for education, networking, industry innovations.

Lawrence, Kan.  – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has announced the world’s largest golf course management event has been rebranded to the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. The new name will debut at the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show Feb. 5-10 in San Diego.

Known as the Golf Industry Show since 2005, the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will continue to offer a dynamic week of unparalleled education, networking opportunities and access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals.

The event is produced by GCSAA along with presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and participating partners, the United States Golf Association (USGA), National Golf Course Owners Association of America (NGCOA) and National Golf Foundation (NGF).

“The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show rebranding is not about changes to the event, but is based on the strength of the GCSAA brand,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “As GCSAA’s brand recognition has grown over the years, it makes sense to have our premier event share in that. Along with our partners, we’ll still feature opportunities for collaboration and team building among superintendents, architects, builders and more.”

The GCSAA Conference rebranding is part of a strategic effort to bring all GCSAA entities under the association name and comes on the heels of the rebranding of its philanthropic organization to the GCSAA Foundation in May.

“As we move closer to our 100th anniversary in 2026, bringing all aspects of GCSAA’s operations under the GCSAA name not only makes sound business sense, but also gives a clear tie to our long history,” Evans said.

The 2022 GCSAA Conference will return to an in-person gathering after the 2021 event was held virtually due to the pandemic. The event will kick off with the GCSAA Golf Championships Feb. 5-7 in San Diego and will include play at Torrey Pines, site of the 2021 U.S. Men’s Open. The conference portion will begin with a Welcome Reception on Monday night. The bulk of education and the trade show will be condensed to Tuesday through Thursday in order to offer attendees the full event experience while requiring fewer days away from work and home. In addition, a virtual learning component will be offered after the in-person event for those who want to take additional education or for those who were unable to attend in person.

Registration for the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will open Nov. 2, 2021. For more information, visit www.gcsaaconference.com. 

About GCSAA

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

The GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at www.gcsaa.org/foundation.

Contact:
Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org

Mike Strauss
Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 5164
mstrauss@gcsaa.org

Mar
23
Wed
2022 MAX AHG Expo – SAVE THE DATE @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

The Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo (MAX AHG Expo) will be back on 23 & 24 March, 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

We look forward to once again bringing you a fantastic line up of exhibitors, showcasing that latest products and services available to the hospitality industry in 2022.

The event will also host the National Governance & Management Congress on Tuesday 22 March, the infamous Cocktail Party on Wednesday 23 March and the AHG Breakfast on Thursday 24 March 2022.

More details for the 2022 event will be provided in due course. You can also stay up to date with all the event updates through our website and announcements via our social media channels.

Mar
25
Fri
Western Australia Golf Industry Awards @ Joondalup Resort
Mar 25 @ 8:16 am – 9:16 am

Presenting 2021 Golf Industry Awards.

Joondalup Resort.

Friday, 25th March 2022.

2021 Golf Industry Awards will celebrate the contribution of the sport’s finest athletes, volunteers, administrators, and staff across the State. Recognising the best courses and facilities in WA metropolitan and regional areas.

Aug
8
Mon
NZ Golf Conference making progress towards August 2022
Aug 8 @ 11:21 am – Aug 10 @ 12:21 pm

The New Zealand Golf Industry Council (NZGIC) is pleased to report on progress towards our “whole of golf goal” conference.

In May this year NZGIC engaged PaR nz Corporate Events to deliver the conference on behalf of the industry.  PaR nz are currently applying to several government tourism bodies for support and funding.  Christchurch is a popular destination, as is Auckland and Queenstown.  Final venue partners, the location and the conference facilities are due to be announced by October.

“We are bringing everyone together for what we have all been missing, a face to face, collaborative and informative three days – the whole industry in one location.” Said Sam Sullivan (NZGIC Chairman).

Key areas of delivery are the presentation and engagement of industry leaders, golfing legends, and high-profile speakers from around the globe – in person or with exciting virtual attendance.

NZGIC are in planning and discussions with all areas of the industry; golf courses, retail, equipment, green keeping supplies and equipment, media, travel and tourism, web design, social media as well as areas like human resources, accounting, business planning and general management to present an array of exhibitors thus attracting all involved in this game we love.

‘Thought-provoking and engaging speakers, lots to see and do with a plethora of exhibitions mixed with much time for networking and break-out sessions, and the chance to just catch up in what has been and still is, a trying time for us all’ noted Sullivan.

This is the first time that all the sectors of the golf industry have come together for a joint Conference and Trade Show and will provide the opportunity to network, share, and disseminate information about new initiatives, concepts, research, and best practices happening within the golf industry. Key partners to the conference include Golf New Zealand, The NZ PGA, NZ Golf Course Superintendents Association and Golf Managers Association of NZ. Registration for the conference will open on 1 January 2022.

About 2022

This is the first conference of its kind in New Zealand – and possibly the world. The initiative will bring together all the sectors of the golf industry so that delegates and attendees will have the opportunity to network amongst both New Zealand and international golfing peers.

Presentations will provide critical insights and lively debates on issues facing the golf industry now and moving into the future.

Presented by the New Zealand Golf Industry Council the conference incorporates the PGA of NZ, NZ Golf Course Superintendents Association and Golf Managers Association of NZ annual conferences.

About the Owners and Hosts of  Golf Matters 2022

The New Zealand Golf Industry Council (NZGIC) was founded in 2017 and established to encourage coordination and collaboration between organisations in the New Zealand Golf Industry to achieve the goal of growing the sport of golf.

Membership of the NZGIC is open to all organisations and interested individuals within the Golf Industry. For more information go to: www.nzgic.co.nz

Contact for media & sponsorship enquiries

Denise Langdon

NZGIC Board Member

Email: denise@parnz.co.nz

Tel: +64 (0)27 566 2385