2022 GMA & ASTMA Conference and Trade Exhibition @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day
2022 GMA & ASTMA Conference and Trade Exhibition @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Golf Management Australia (GMA) and the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) are proud to deliver Australia’s largest ever golf industry conference and trade exhibit. 

To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19th to 23rd June, the 2022 GMA & ASTMA Conference and Trade Exhibition is supported by principal partners, Schweppes and Toro Australia, and will attract over 1,000 delegates from clubs and facilities throughout Australia.

“This is a natural collaboration. By combining the highly successful GMA and ASTMA conferences into one big event, we can offer an even greater array of topics and speakers as well as an amazing chance to broaden the networking and knowledge sharing with our industry,” explains GMA CEO, Paul Vardy.

Mark Unwin, CEO of ASTMA, is equally delighted with the announcement. “The approach to partnering with GMA will ensure that the relationship between sports turf managers and general managers continues to strengthen. To meet the service and turf expectations placed on golf clubs and facilities takes a team effort. We’re excited to have golf industry team leaders at this combined event, learning and networking together.”

The conference will focus on the knowledge needed to meet the future needs of golf management with sessions on leadership, sustainability, new practices and innovation. Conference topics with run concurrently with streams in leadership & management, golf course and sportsfields as well as combined workshops, panel sessions and networking events.

Showcasing the latest in golf related products, equipment and services, the trade exhibit will cover over 5,000m2, a scale never before seen in Australia.


Registrations for the 2022 GMA / ASTMA Conference & Trade Exhibition will open on Tuesday, 1st March 2022.

Early Bird registration pricing will be available from the opening of registrations through to 14th April 2022.

WA Golf Industry’s Annual Awards Gala Dinner @ Joondalup Resort
Jul 15 all-day

After the uncertainties of early 2020, the golf industry in Western Australia boomed in the second half of last year. 2021 has seen golf continue to thrive and we plan to celebrate this in “Black & Gold Gatsby Elegance” style at the WA Golf Industry Awards Gala Dinner.

This year’s WA Golf Industry Awards Gala Dinner will be staged in the Lakeview Ballroom at Joondalup Resort on Friday the 15th of July, 2022. Proceedings will be hosted by media professional and current Channel 7 presenter Tim McMillan, along with performances by Tod Johnston & PeaceLove.

Awards to be presented

  • Regional Golf Course of the Year
  • Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year
  • Regional Golf Facility of the Year
  • Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year
  • Outstanding Game Development Program of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Hilary Lawler PGA Club Professional of the Year
  • WA PGA Coach of the Year (High Performance)
  • WA PGA Management Professional of the Year
  • WA PGA Coach of the Year (Game Development)
  • Environmental Award
  • Superintendent of the Year
  • Golf Industry Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Golf Achievement Award
  • Golf Course Apprentice of the Year

Nominations for awards are now open and can be found by clicking here

If you know a volunteer, administrator, staff member, PGA Professional or any contributing member to golf as well as courses and facilities that excelled in 2021 that you wish to be highlighted on the biggest stage on our golfing calendar, put your nominations in today!

Early bird tickets are now available until December 31, 2021 and will be in high demand as they are every year. Get in quickly and don’t miss your chance to secure your tickets to the biggest night in WA golf.

Individual early bird tickets are $180 and table booking (10pax.) are $1,750.

NZ Golf Conference & Expo August 8-10 2022 – Registrations now open
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day


Register now – 90 Days to Go!

Here is a link to the website:

See also flip book style brochure.

And here’s the bonus!

For all registrations received by the 10th June – they will be in the draw for this super package from ChchNZ – Explore Christchurch  including:

  • 3 nights accommodation at the The Observatory Hotel
  • Dinner for 2 at the Tram Restaurant
  • $200.00 dining voucher to King of Snake
  • $300 Ballantynes voucher
  • 2 He Puna Taimoana Hot Pool passes
  • 2 Tram passes
  • 2 Punting passes

Explore Christchurch!


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:

Contact for media & sponsorship enquiries

Denise Langdon

NZGIC Board Member


Tel: +64 (0)27 566 2385

2022 Golf Business Forum / PGA Golf Expo
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm
Golf Summit 2022 to be held on 13th-14th October at Qutub Golf Club, New Delhi. @ Qutub Golf Club
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day

The Board of the Golf Industry Association is proud to announce the Golf Summit 2022 to be held on 13th-14th October at Qutub Golf Club, New Delhi.

The exhibition and conference will bring together Golf Industry leaders from around India and the Asian region in what will be an informative learning and networking experience for all concerned. On the 13th October (Thursday), the Summit will involve a 2022 Golf Clubs Challenge (18 Holes) where invited teams will enjoy the newly renovated Qutub Golf Course. On the 14th October (Friday), it will be the turn of invited Developers to play 18 Holes.

The conference will involve both International and domestic specialist speakers covering a range of topics including Club Management, Golf Tourism, Golf Development, the Environment, Infrastructure for Golf, growing the game and generating profits from Golf.

A Turf Management program is being jointly developed by GIA and GCS&MAI as a parallel conference for Golf Course Superintendents and Managers.

On the Thursday night GIA will also announce the winners of the GIA Golf Awards – 2022.

The Exhibition (in association with the conferences) will bring together Golf Industry experts supporting all aspects of the Golf Course who will be on hand to discuss the latest information, technology and options for sustainable golf.

This is one event you really do not want to miss, looking forward to seeing you there.

Keynote Speakers

  • Mark Sigel – Topic: “Developing Golf Tourism – Learning from Thailand & Vietnam”

Mark Siegel is the owner and Managing Director of Golfasian, – voted in 2020 as the ‘World’s Best Golf Tour Operator.’ In 2019 Golfasian handled over 20,000 golf tourists, who played 150,000 rounds. Golfasian also maintains the most comprehensive website concerning golf in Asia, and holds seats on predominant golf course rating panels.

Before starting Golfasian, Mark spent 25 years in the semiconductor industry. His last position was Assistant Vice President at Applied Materials, where he was responsible for SE Asia service and US$1 billion in annual sales. Mr. Siegel currently resides in Bangkok with his wife and 17-year-old son. He works on strategy, business development, and client relations at Golfasian. Combined with this, he golfs 2-3 times a week and plays off a 12 handicap.

His experience with Golf Tourism across Asia will give valuable insights into what India needs to do to further develop this important and lucrative tourism segment.

  • Chris Gray – Topic: “Sustainable Golf Development”

In March 2020, The R&A announced the appointment of Chris Gray as the head of sustainability and agronomy for Asia-Pacific. Hailing from Victoria, Gray has over 30 years of knowledge and experience having worked extensively as an agronomic consultant, golf course superintendent and golf course project manager in the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East regions.

Most recently Gray held the position of director of agronomy and golf redevelopment at The Singapore Island Country Club and has been an agronomic consultant on a number of PGA Tour, European Tour and LPGA tournaments in the region. Gray’s role at The R&A primarily focuses on sustainability practices and providing agronomic assistance to The R&A’s championships in the region, working closely with The R&A’s sustainability and agronomic teams at the Home of Golf, St Andrews.

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APGS 2022 Heads To Vietnam
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day

After a two-year suspension due to the global pandemic, the world-renowned Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS) is back on track!

The resumption of this heralded international summit on the business of golf will be staging its 14th edition in the vibrant Vietnamese city of Danang.

The dates for APGS 2022 are set for November 14 – 17 and the venue for the conference and trade show will be announced in the next few weeks.

“We have had disappointments in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic which caused untold shutdowns and travel restrictions which forced us to place APGS in cold storage,” said Mike Sebastian, the Publisher of ASIAN GOLF, the owner and producer of APGS.

“We had APGS 2022 on the cards for Haikou, China again for 2022 but given the current uncertainties in China with regard to the pandemic, we had no choice but to shift the venue for the event to another location and Vietnam made a lot of sense as a new venue,” Sebastian explained.

Details for APGS 2022 will be rolling out in the early weeks of June and steps are being taken to make it one of the best in the series so far.

“In conjunction with APGS 2022, we will also be staging the 2021/2022 Asian Golf Awards which also suffered the same fate of cancellation due to the pandemic,” Sebastian said.