5th Golf Business Conference hosted by the German Golf Course Owners Association

The Golf Course Owners Association (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic) is host of the 5th Golf Business Conference taking place from the 1st until the 3rd of April at the Golf Resort Achental at the beautiful Lake Chiemsee close to Munich, Germany. This years golf business conference aims the focus amongst others primarily on the new generation of golf course operators and why they still invest their money in their company , how to implement commercial purpose, for a return on investment, and presenting the Solheim Cup 2014 as a new marking tool to gain new female golfers.

We will determine the key operating issues, and come up with a plan and prescribe the changes that need to be implemented.

Agenda Conference

Tuesday- April 1st

                15:00               Registration open

19:30               Welcome Reception

Wednesday-April 2nd

9:30-10:00       Conference Opening –Welcome by Daniela Schön-Horder( Chairman of the German Golf Course Owners Association, Gerhard Braun-Hotel director Golf Resort Achental)

10:00-10:45     Vision 2020– Future of the Golf market –Daniela Schön-Horder (CEO OPEN 9. Golf Eichenried)

10:45-11:30     Networking Break at the Exhibition Lounge

11:30-12:15     Employment Law for golf course operators– Dr. Angelika Baumhof

12:15-13:45     Business-Lunch


15:30-15:00     Panel Discussion- The new generation of golf course owners Stuart Orme ( CEO Golfclub Steinhuder Meer, Tim Steffens( CEO Golfpark Gut Deinster Mühle, Jan Ostermeier ( CEO Golfclub Grafenhof)

15:00-15:30     Networking Break at the Exhibition Lounge

15:30-17:30     Leading panel of Industry experts

19:00-22:30     Business Dinner and Award Ceremony


Thursday-April 3rd

9:00-10:30       Leading panel of Industry experts

–       Every second matters- Huberts Kühne ( CEO Golfclub Haus Kambach)

–       Knowing your target audience- Ulrich Schulte ( Sport Business Director, Sports Marketing Survey Inc.)

–       Womens golf 2.0 Solheim Cup- Eicko Schulz-Hanßen ( CEO Golflcub St-Leon Rot)

–        The International Golf Star Classification System as a marketing tool –Mirjam Ludwig ( Project Manager, German Golf Course Owners Assocation)

–       Profit Center Golf Carts-Frank Ockens (CEO Cart Care Company)


10:30-11:15     Networking Break  at the Exhibition Lounge

11:15-12:00     The true value of your golf course – Dr. Reinhard Koss

12:00-13:30     Business-Lunch


14:00               Tee off Companies Cup

16:30               Award ceremony

17:00               Conference Close


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For more Information visit us: www.bvga.de

You are interested to register, please contact Mirjam Ludwig (+49(0)8106/995449-14) or m.ludwig@bvga.de

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