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Apr
22
Mon
PGA of GB&I Members’ International Conference @ Bangkok
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

Bangkok, Thailand: This year’s PGA of Great Britain & Ireland ( is heading to Bangkok.

“We are delighted to announce that the 2024 PGA Members’ International Conference will be held at The Banyan Tree Bangkok,” said a spokesperson for the association.

Open to all PGA of GB&I Members around the world (including the United Kingdom and Ireland), the event will take place from April 22-25.

The conference returned in March 2023 after a three-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with 44 delegates from a variety of different sectors in golf coming together to network, learn and socialise.

“This year’s PGA Members’ International Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with more information around speakers and pricing to be released in the coming weeks.

“The event is also an opportunity to meet and put your questions to PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield and the senior team,” added the spokesperson.

Maxfield, who delivered the opening address at last year’s four-day conference in Phuket, said: “The conference is a great way to meet fellow Members, share ideas and learn from some of the most respected figures in the golf industry.

“We received incredible feedback from Members and delegates who attended the conference.”

Among the speakers in 2023 were representatives from numerous Asian Golf Industry Federation member companies: AGIF President Chris Gray, Head of Agronomy and Sustainability for The R&A in Asia; DJ Flanders (Senior Vice President, Troon International); Eric Lynge (Director, Sporting Insights Asia); Mark Siegel (CEO, Golfasian); Andy Brown (Senior Sales Manager for Global Business Development at Toro UK); and Brad Burgess (Managing Director, Sports Turf Solutions).

Burgess said: “It was an honour to speak about turfgrasses at the PGA International Meeting. It’s a great concept to combine people from all sectors of the industry with PGA Professionals over several days.”

May
14
Tue
Golf Business Technology Conference – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Royal Portrush
May 14 @ 6:37 am – May 16 @ 7:37 am
Jun
9
Sun
GMA NZ Summit 2024 – Auckland @ Remuera Golf Club and Velocity Range, Auckland
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm
GMA NZ Summit 2024 – Auckland @ Remuera Golf Club and Velocity Range, Auckland

You are cordially invited to attend the 2024 GMA NZ Summit, a golf club leadership conference that will provide you with the opportunity to learn from and network with the leading experts in the industry.

Date: June 9-11, 2024

Venue: Remuera Golf Club and Velocity Range, Auckland

Accommodation: Novotel/IBIS Ellerslie, Auckland

The conference will feature world-class speakers, interactive sessions, and social events. You will also have the chance to meet other golf club managers, industry leaders, suppliers, and tourism representatives, and to celebrate the 2023 Club Manager of the Year award at the 2024 GMA NZ Summit Dinner.

The 2024 GMA NZ Summit aims to enhance your skills, knowledge, and performance in the golf industry and beyond.

Registration and accommodation bookings.

Action: Go to www.golfmanagers.co.nz download a Summit registration form

Action: Go to www.golfmanagers.co.nz to book accommodation.

Sep
17
Tue
2024 Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Conference.
Sep 17 @ 6:00 am – Sep 19 @ 7:00 am

Hanoi, Vietnam: Hanoi, one of the region’s most vibrant golfing destinations, has been confirmed as the venue for the third edition of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Conference.

Following two successful years at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Danang, the largest annual gathering of the Asian golf industry’s movers and shakers will be held in Vietnam’s booming capital city from September 17-19, 2024.

“After two fabulous years in Danang, we’re very much looking forward to seeing the AGIF Conference continue to go from strength-to-strength in Hanoi in 2024,” said Chris Gray, President of the Federation.

“In terms of golf course development, number of new players and burgeoning golfing tourism, there are few countries in the world that can match Vietnam,” added Gray, who also welcomed a new partnership between the AGIF and Golf & Leisure Vietnam Co, publishers of Vietnam Golf Leisure – the country’s most authoritative golfing title.

As well as promoting the AGIF Conference via their print and digital channels, Golf & Leisure Vietnam Co will assist in marketing the event in Vietnam.

Gray said: “Golf & Leisure Vietnam Co has been involved with the AGIF Conference since its inception in 2022. We’re now delighted to strengthen our alliance with them – and to be able to make these positive announcements so far in advance of the Conference.”

Vu Van Yen, Director of Golf & Leisure Vietnam Co, said: “Encouragingly, the golf industry as a whole in Vietnam is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

“With golf still in its infancy in Vietnam, there remains a tremendous thirst for knowledge. As such, we’re confident that the AGIF Conference, featuring world-class speakers discussing topical topics, will be of great interest to all those who are working in golf in our country.”

Gray added: “With a strong turnout of Vietnamese golf industry personnel expected, the 2024 AGIF Conference will provide fabulous opportunities for networking not only for our member companies who will be represented at the event, but also for any golf-related companies seeking to make contacts in the golf industry in the country and gain a foothold in the Vietnam market.”

AGIF President Chris Gray.

The first two days of the 2024 AGIF Conference will be devoted to presentations and debates about the state of the industry and latest golfing trends with golf course architects, sustainability and club management gurus, golf tourism experts and prominent golfing administrators among the high-profile list of speakers.

On day three (September 19), delegates will attend the Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards – the country’s most established and respected awards programme – in the morning and have the option to play a round at one of the city’s premier golf courses in the afternoon.

“The inclusion of the Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards on the agenda for 2024 will add an exciting new dimension to the AGIF Conference,” said Gray.

*For further details on sponsorship packages and early bird registration for the 2024 Asian Golf Industry Federation Conference, please email gm@agif.asia

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