Golf Industry Central Winter 2012 - Page 8

Industry News Golf Tourism to take centre-stage at APGS 2012 Singapore: For the first time, the movers and shakers of the golf industry in Asia will find out how valuable and how important golf tourism really is to the region as a whole. Never before has this topic been handled at a major international conference in Asia. At the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, some of the most knowledgeable and most respected experts on golf tourism will on hand to discuss the topic - GOLF TOURISM – A DYNAMIC NEW ENGINE OF GROWTH. This topic will be the subject of a high-powered panel discussion to be led by Sheikh Jamaluddin Sheikh Mohammad, Director of Tourism, Brunei Tourism. The expert panel will include the following members: it is hoped that this panel will serve as a fore-runner to more attention being paid to golf tourism.” • Stacey Walton - General Manager, He went on to add, “The panel that we have assembled is a world-class group of some of the best experts in the business and under the expert direction of Sheikh Jamaluddin, we can look forward to a very enlightening and entertaining panel session.” Banyan Golf Club (Thailand) • Mark Seigel – Managing Director, GolfAsian Pte Ltd (Thailand) • Dennis Kloeth – Managing Director, IndoGolf (Indonesia) • Paul Gibbons – Director, Group Marketing, MST Golf (Malaysia) Commenting on the topic and the panel composition, Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the producer and owner of the Summit said, “The subject of golf tourism cannot be ignored. As it is, it is already a multi-billion dollar income generator for some countries in the region and More than 30 world class speakers have already accepted invitations to speak at the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit. For more details, please visit the Summit’s web site at www.golfconference.org GMA and Club Car Sponsorship Announcement GMA is pleased to announce confirmation of a two year partnership agreement with Club Car, as a leader in supply of Fleet Golf Cars. Club Car is the world’s leading 6 manufacturer of golf and lightweight commercial, industrial and transportation vehicles. A division of Ingersoll Rand Co., Club Car has a track record of over 50 years in supporting and servicing the global golf industry. Active in The Golf Marketing Professionals www.golfindustrycentral.com.au Australia since 1979, Club Car has 4 independent distributors across the country with major centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Townsville, Perth and Adelaide supported by dealers in regional areas. (continued on next page.)