KPMG today announced that its sixth annual Golf Business Forum will take place at The Celtic Manor Resort, Wales, May 4-6, 2009.
 
The conference, firmly established as the leading, golf business event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMA), will bring together major players from the golf, real estate, finance and tourism sectors at the venue for The Ryder Cup in 2010.
 
“The Golf Business Forum is a significant event for the golf industry and has become the major annual meeting point for golf’s most important businesses, brands and executives,” said Andrea Sartori, head of KPMG’s specialist Golf Advisory Practice in EMA, and founder of the Golf Business Forum.
 
“The Celtic Manor Resort is an ideal venue for the Forum and we look forward to welcoming our friends, clients and industry professionals from all over the world. Sixteen months before the world’s best professionals face each other at The Ryder Cup, the golf industry’s biggest players will have their opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, do business, and even to play The Twenty Ten Ryder Cup course.”
 
Last May, more than 310 industry professionals from 46 countries attended the Golf Business Forum in Ireland and witnessed Jack Nicklaus receive KPMG’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Highlights from last year’s event included presentations and contributions from George O’Grady, Chief Executive of the PGA European Tour, David Spencer, CEO of Dubai-based Leisurecorp, and Tenniel Chu, Executive Director of Mission Hills Golf Club, China.
 
For more information about the Golf Business Forum and to register, visit: golfbusinessforum.com