2-Day Combined Summit and Fine Turf Seminar Auckland 13th-15th June 2021
Prospering in an unreal world
In these uncertain times, it is the obligation of both the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand (GMANZ)and the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association Inc.(NZGCSA) to provide the best outcomes for New Zealand’s Golf industry by bringing golf managers and golf course superintendents together in a safe and collaboratory manner to discuss opportunities to grow the game in these unusual times.
Working in our own silos will not have the impact needed to survive in what is a highly competitive sporting-based environment. We need to be able to work together across both our sectors if we are going to have a real impact.
The secret about collaborating and cross-sectoral work is it requires us to work in new and different ways. It can be hard, and it requires us to give things up or to renegotiate loyalties. It requires us to care about the things that our collaborators care about. But when it works, it can be powerful.
We think it is important that we share what we are learning. We are not great at collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand and the challenges we need to navigate are going to force us to do more and more of it. So, if we are going to get better at it, let us learn from each other.
We look forward to sharing further details of the planned Summit as we progress our planning.
Combined GMANZ/NZGCSA Summit and Fine Turf Seminar 13th -15th June 2021
“Prospering in an unreal world”
Early Bird registrations now open.
The Golf Managers Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) and the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association Inc.(NZGCSA) would like to extend a warm welcome to club managers, course superintendents, staff , club chairmen, board members and suppliers to the golf industry to attend the Combined GMANZ/NZGCSA Summit and Fine Turf Seminar 13-15 June 2021 at the Vodafone Events Centre Manukau.
Early Bird registrations for delegates, trade exhibitors and event partners are now open and can be actioned by clicking on the link:
In these uncertain times it is the obligation of both our Associations to provide the best outcomes for New Zealand’s Golf industry by bringing golf managers and golf course superintendents, staff, Board chairs and members and industry suppliers together under Alert Level 1 in a safe and collaborative manner to discuss opportunities to grow our game in these unusual times. Working in our own silos will not have the impact needed to survive in what is a highly competitive sporting environment. We need to be able to work together across both our sectors if we are going to have a real impact. The secret about collaborating and cross sectoral work is it requires us to work in new and different ways. It can be hard, and it requires us to give things up, or to renegotiate loyalties. It requires us to care about the things that our collaborators care about. But when it works, it can be very powerful.
We expect to attract in excess of 200 delegates to the event starting with an opening night networking gathering in the trade exhibitors pavilion followed by the first day of the Summit with experts from within the industry sharing their knowledge and advice on topics of a general interest in Q&A sessions and workshops. The second day including the Fine Turf Seminar will follow the same presentation format with the topics addressed being very specific to the two industry sectors.
Topics to be covered by the experts include:
|Asset Management||Data Intelligence|
|Digital innovation||Diversity and inclusion|
|Financial forecasting in an unreal world||Financial benchmarking|
|Growing Degree Days||Human Resources|
|Golf and Mental Health||Golf Course Design|
|Leadership||Manager & Superintendent relationships|
|Membership growth and retention||Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition|
|Social Media for clubs||Supplier relationships|
|The casual golfer/green fee growth|
To keep abreast of developments especially from an environmentally friendly perspective we expect to attract a full book of trade exhibitors to showcase their latest developments.
We think it is important that we share what we are learning. We are not great at collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand and the challenges we need to navigate are going to force us to do more and more of it. So, if we are going to get better at it, let us learn from each other so we can prosper in these unusual and unreal times.
We welcome your attendance.
Enquiries can be addressed to our 2021 Combined GMANZ/NZGCSA Summit and Fine Turf Seminar organiser
Des Topp t:021-392007 E: email@example.com.
Early bird registrations, trade exhibitors and partner registrations can be actioned by clicking on the link https://www.golfmanagers.co.nz/conferences/2021-combined-summit/registration.html
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!
“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.
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.