Golf Industry Central Autumn 2012 - Page 9

Industry News APGS 2012 Heads to Oil-Rich Sultanate of Brunei come out of Europe, Montgomerie Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter the sixth staging of the Royal Trophy is best remembered for his 8 Thomson, Greg Norman, Annika from December 14-16,” according to European Tour Order of Merit titles Sorenstam and Tony Jacklin. Sebastian. victorious European Ryder Cup team APGS 2012 takes on a whole new According to the organisers, this in 2010. dimension this year as it moves from year’s APGS is expected to feature Thailand to the Sultanate of Brunei. about 35 world-class speakers and spectacular captaincy of the “We are delighted to have Colin as drawn from all over the world. “We a special celebrity keynote speaker “APGS will be staged in conjunction will continue with our concerted and we are confident that he will be with the 2012 Royal Trophy, push for change and the focus a very stimulating speaker besides the inter-continental challenge will be placed squarely on finding adding a tremendous touch of class tournament that brings about a effective ways to grow the game,” to the Summit,” exclaimed Mike clash between Team Asia and Team Sebastian emphasised. He added, Sebastian, chief executive officer Europe,” revealed Sebastian. He “Given the trend towards golf of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the went on to add, “By staging these course renovations in Southeast owner and producer of the highly two world class events together, we Asia, we see this as a tremendous acclaimed APGS. are actually creating an unmatched opportunity to stress on the need golf spectacle of global proportions to correct everything that was done APGS is an annual high-level annual – the coming together of the best wrongly the first time around and summit dedicated to the business in a golf business event and a golf we believe that this will serve as an and operational aspects of the golf tournament.” excellent catalyst to set change in industry in the Asia Pacific region. Past notable speakers who have addressed the Summit include motion.” “APGS will kick-off the week-long programme and it will be followed by Golf Industry Central Autumn 2012 7