London, England (February 22): The HSBC Golf Business Community will recognise the industry’s most creative and dynamic individuals, companies and initiatives by presenting an award for innovation at the annual HSBC Golf Business Forum.
The objective of the award, to be handed out at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi from April 28-30, is to recognise new concepts and original ideas, along with innovative products and those that are providing outstanding services throughout the industry.
All in the golf industry who have demonstrated game changing and ground-breaking activity, whether as a start-up, individual or established corporate, are eligible.
Entries and nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 31, 2014 at www.golfbusinesscommunity.com/innovationaward
On closing of entries a shortlist will be judged and the accolade will be awarded by a panel of recognised industry experts and leading golf industry commentators, with a presentation taking place to the chosen winner at the HSBC Golf Business Forum.
For the first time in the history of the Community and Forum the award gives professionals a chance to be identified by their peers and recognised by industry experts in front of 250 golf industry delegates from more than 40 countries at the Forum in Abu Dhabi.
Innovation is a key pillar of the Community and Forum and the creation of an award that focuses on those excelling on the subject will add to the emphasis on the conversation at the event.
Nick Oakley, IMG Golf said: “Growth of the industry will only be achieved with continued innovation and we are pleased to acknowledge golf business professionals that are at the forefront of new concepts, products, designs and services within the sector.
“We have been listening to our past delegates and community members and believe that the creation of this award will add value to all who participate and engage with the Forum and Community initiatives.”
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