Bengaluru, India: Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) member companies will be out in force at next month’s India Golf Expo (IGE).
To be staged on April 19-20, the seventh edition of South Asia’s largest golfing exposition is organised by the Indian Golf Industry Association (GIA) and supported by the Indian Golf Union (IGU).
“This unique show will provide ample networking opportunities over lavish buffet lunches, industry dinners and entertainment, making IGE an exciting mix of golf and business,” said an Expo spokesperson.
Heading the list of AGIF member companies that will be represented at Lalit Ashok Bangalore are Club Car, Ernie Els Design, Jacobsen, John Deere, Rain Bird, Redexim and Toro.
For the first time, the two-day event will be graced by a delegation from The R&A, golf’s ruling authority. Dominic Wall, Director Asia-Pacific, R&A, is among the speakers.
Among the topics to be tackled during conference sessions are sustainability, course design and maintenance, strategic planning and generating better revenues in the business of golf.
Other headline speakers include Dr Micah Woods, Chief Scientist, Asian Turf Grass Centre, Jonathan Smith, CEO, Golf Environmental Organisation, Paul Jansen, Owner, Jansen Golf Course Design & Construction, Mohan Subramanian, Marketing Manager of Rain Bird’s Golf Division, and Guy Chappell, Club Management Expert from Australia.
The Expo spokesperson added: “The IGE is a perfect platform to meet the top brass across industries, such as active Indian golfers, corporate HNIs, India’s prominent golf club owners, captains and secretaries, Indian armed forces golf clubs, golf coaches, real estate developers, state development bodies, renowned international industry experts and others from Indian golfing fraternity.”
As well as seeing the participation of Army and BSF golf courses along with private courses pan India, there will also be an all-India Real Estate developers golf tournament (Builders’ Cup) with more than 50 leading developers, who are into construction of golf courses, malls, hotels, residential apartments, participating.
Hanoi, Vietnam: Le Hoang Phuong, a respected figure in golf in Vietnam, has been appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Asian Golf Industry Federation.