The Golf Business Forum 2004, which will take place in Budapest on 27-28 May 2004, will gather more than 140 business people from 20 different countries. This year conference will focus on emerging markets.
Many high profile partners have associated their name with the Golf Business Forum 2004
This meeting will bring in one room decision makers, developers, entrepreneurs and investors that will be involved in the future development of golf resorts, hotels, golf courses and real estate in emerging markets (i.e. Central & Eastern Europe, South-East of Europe and Russia) to enable them to make new business contacts, to discuss hot topics in the industry and to stimulate business development in these areas. Considering the importance of this event, the high quality of speakers and participants, organizations such as Golf Digest, World Travel & Tourism Council, Interval International, Robert Trent Jones II, Toro, Datalink, the European Golf Association, and Fancourt Golf & Country Club have recognized the potential of this premiere interactive business meeting.
More than 30 key note speakers and panelists to bring forward golf related projects
As the popularity of golf grows and the demand for international standard courses increases, the interest in the numerous business opportunities affiliated with golf courses also emerges. In developing markets such as Russia, South East Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe, the complexity of golf related development requires that participants in this industry meet in order to exchange information and advice on current opportunities.
More than 30 speakers from diverse backgrounds will share their experience and knowledge to bring forward the numerous development projects in emerging markets. The highly interactive sessions will be featuring, amongst a large group of distinguished speakers, Richard Miller, executive vice-president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Mathieu Hoeberigs, funding expert of the Tourism unit of the EU Commission and Kwakye Donkor, marketing director of Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate.
Are you ready to tee off in Budapest at the end of May?
“We are pleased to see that professionals involved in the business of golf now have a platform to meet, learn and exchange ideas at an exciting and memorable event. As Hungary, together with nine other European countries is joining the EU on 1 May 2004 and golf is set to "tee off" in Central & Eastern Europe, Budapest makes for an ideal location for such an international event. We hope to meet you all in Budapest at the end of May!"
Andrea Sartori, Director of the Golf Business Forum 2004 & Partner, KPMG Advisory Services, Head of Travel, Leisure & Tourism Group in Central & Eastern Europe.
KPMG in Central and Eastern Europe is organizing the Golf Business Forum 2004, scheduled to take place in Budapest on May 27 & 28th, 2004. This international event will gather the top names of the golf industry, real estate developers, banks and investors, European Union officials, operators of golf clubs, as well as architects and designers.
Speakers and Panelists
, Director Sales & Marketing , Hartl Life Resort Falk Billion
, Co-founder and Managing Director, German Golf Course Owners Association Pedro Mello Breyner
, Senior Product Manager, Portuguese Tourism Board Thomas Bruff
, Managing Director, KPMG Golf Industry Practice US David Clifton
, Managing Director EMA, Interval International Robert Day
, Chief Planner, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo Ingrid Diesel
, Chief Executive Officer, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate Kwakye Donkor
, Marketing Director, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate Hans-Georg Erhardt
, Chief Executive Officer, Golf & Land Design Colin Hegarty
, President, Golf Research Group Diarmuid Herlihy
, Managing Director, ADPM Consult Mathieu Hoeberigs
, Funding Expert, Tourism unit of the EU Commission Kurt Huseman
, Executive Vice President – Project Development, Landscapes Unlimited Dr. Vladimir Junek
, Director of Foreign Affairs, Czech Golf Association Sven Lemmes
, Regional Corporate Development Manager, AIG Lincoln Fabio Locatello
, VP and Regional Managing Director, RCI Italia Richard Miller
, Executive Vice President, World Travel and Tourism Council Muriel Muirden
, Managing Director, Head of the Resort Practice of EMA region, Economic Research Associates Alexey Nikolov
, Director of Foreign Affairs, Russian Golf Association Mark Pearce
, Business Development Manager, Sports Marketing Surveys Francois du Plessis
, Chief Financial Officer, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate Andrea Sartori
, Partner, Head of Travel, Leisure and Tourism Group, KPMG Advisory Services Jeremy Slessor
, Managing Director, European Golf Design Dimitri Spanos
, Head of Hospitality & Leisure SE Europe, Ernst & Young John Strawn
, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Trent Jones II Howard Swan
, Managing Director, Swan Golf Design Kevin Underwood
, Landscape architect, EDAW (London) Attila Vitai
, President, Hungarian Golf Federation Frank Ward
, Consultant, Financial Engineering Hubert Warsmann
, Director, EBRD Gill Wilson
, Co-Founder of CECTA, Central European Countries Travel Association