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The Challenge of Change

July 18, 2011

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya’s largest and best convention venue, Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) will be transformed into a hub of activity as the official headquarters of the forthcoming prestigious 2011 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, which will be held from 31st October – 6thNovember 2011. This award-wining hotel group and PEACH will play host to all the annual conference and exhibitions organized by the Asia Pacific Golf Development Conferences (APGDC).

The Asia Pacific Golf Summit has established a reputation for showcasing a conference programme that is both very current and relevant to the rapidly expanding needs of the booking golf industry in the region. This year, the Summit will focus on issues designed to ensure that the Asia Pacific does not make the same mistakes of the more mature golf markets by over-developing too quickly and by not paying attention to growing the game of golf and making it more playable and accessible to a larger pool of potential golfers.

Given the broad perspective on matters impacting the golf industry in the Asia Pacific, this is a great opportunity for golf course and resort owners or managers, golf architects or designers, government representatives, council authorities, and parties involved in golf developments and associated with the golf industry.

The theme for the 2011 Summit is ‘The Challenge of Change!” with the following event dates:-

31st October – 2nd November 2011

2011 Asia Pacific Golf Summit

2011 Golf Course Superintendents of Asia Summit

3rd – 4th November 2011

2011 PGA Conference of Asia

4th – 6th November 2011

2011 South East Asia & India Golf Merchandise Exhibition

All the events will be staged at the sprawling world-class Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH). The host for the events will be the luxury 5-star Royal Cliff Hotels Group.  The 2011 events are jointly sponsored and supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

A star-studded cast of international speakers and panelists have confirmed their attendance. One such celebrity is former world number one tennis superstar, Jimmy Connors, who will share a top billing with golf legend Tony Jacklin; who is also a special celebrity guest speaker at the Summit. The Summit is picking up speed with more top international golf personalities signing up to speak at the region’s leading knowledge-based golf business conference. The latest sign-ups are John Kawaja – Executive Vice President of Taylor Made-Adidas Golf, Ed Le Beau – Founder and President of Heartland Golf Schools (St. Louis, Missouri, Illinois), Terry Anton – President SNAG Golf, Jonathan Scott – Vice President of Agronomic Services and President of Green Golf Consulting, Nicklaus Design. Mizuno’s golf club guru, Masao Nagai – Mizuno Golf’s Global Director of Research & Development has also confirmed his attendance as speaker for the Summit.

The world-class University of Georgia, a world-leader in the turf grass industry has committed to send out a team of top flight scientists and breeders to speak at the 2011 Golf Course Superintendents of Asia Summit and also to present a major paper at the Summit.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit: www.golfconference.org

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