Orlando, United States: The PGA Forum Stage presented by Omega at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show will offer a full schedule of compelling speakers and diverse programming for thousands of attending PGA Professionals and industry leaders at the annual ‘Major of Golf Business’.
Presentations will begin on January 24, with the event’s keynote programme, ‘100th PGA Championship Celebration’ – a panel discussion featuring past PGA champions Davis Love III and John Daly who will share memorable moments from their Major championship victories and announce the PGA’s plans for the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis (August 9-12).
Additional first-day programming highlights include the Sirius XM Teachers Town Hall featuring Michael Breed, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean and Larry Rinker, and programming on technology in golf, environmental initiatives and employment opportunities.
Days two and three presentations on the PGA Forum Stage cover a diverse array of topics including golf facility management, industry diversity, growth-of-the-game programmes, employment, technology, teaching and a new live fashion show.
“The 2018 PGA Forum Stage presented by Omega covers a wide scope of meaningful presentations designed to inspire important dialogue that will help move forward the careers of our PGA Professionals, their businesses, the golf industry and growth of the game,” said Paul Levy, President of the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“It’s great to see so many industry leaders utilise this platform to connect with so many PGA Professionals, buyers and golf executives gathering in Orlando.”
Organised by the PGA of America, the PGA Forum Stage was introduced in 2007, to provide the game’s leaders with an unprecedented opportunity to reach the more than 40,000 attending international industry professionals on key matters that impact the business of golf.
Those in attendance will roam nearly 10 miles of PGA Show aisles, featuring more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and brands displaying a wide range of products and services.
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