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HSBC Golf Business Forum 2015

November 1 - 4, 2015, Shanghai



Connecting the world of Golf

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Rickie Fowler in the spotlight in Shanghai

Three-time PGA Tour winner and world No. 5 Rickie Fowler is the latest star to confirm he’ll take the stage at the world’s premier golf business event at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.

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2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum Agenda Announced

The 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum agenda is revealed, with the game’s most influential voices and global innovators confirming their participation in the world’s premier golf business event at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.

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The HSBC Golf Business Forum is the largest and most significant meeting of golf industry executives and decision makers.

For education, networking and professional development, this event simply has no equal. Participation is critical for those seeking new ideas, innovative thinking and future business opportunities for your organisation.

The 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum will be staged at the award winning five star Pudong Shangri- La Hotel
in Shanghai, 1 - 4 November 2015.

industry leaders

networking hours

powerful days

influential speakers



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WGC HSBC Champions




The 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum will also incorporate "Asia's Major", the WGC HSBC Champions to further enhance your experience of the world's most dynamic city.





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Confirmed Speakers

Ajaz Ahmed

CEO of AKQA

Ajaz Ahmed

CEO of AKQA

Xavier Asensi

MD of FC Barcelona

Xavier Asensi

MD of FC Barcelona

Joe Beditz

President and CEO, NGF.

Joe Beditz

President and CEO, NGF

Mark Birchmore

Head of Marketing, Turf & Landscape, Syngenta

Mark Birchmore

Head of Marketing, Turf & Landscape

Paul Bush OBE

Director of Events, Visit Scotland

Paul Bush OBE

Director of Events, Visit Scotland

Terrance Chiu

Executive Vice President & Head of Commerical Banking, HSBC Bank China

Terrance Chiu

Executive Vice President &[...]

Richard Cheung Yau Choi

Chairman, Deer Valley Group

Richard Cheung Yau Choi

Chairman, Deer Valley Group

Andrew Cotter

Broadcaster, BBC

Andrew Cotter

Broadcaster, BBC

Ben Cowan-Dewar

Managing Director, Cabot Links

Ben Cowan-Dewar

Managing Director, Cabot Links

John Dawson

PR Director, Artemis/Former Bloomberg TV Anchor

John Dawson

PR Director, Artemis/Former [...]

Mara Downing

President, John Deere Foundation

Mara Downing

President, John Deere Foundation

Ed Edwards

General Manager, Golf of AMLAK

Ed Edwards

General Manager, Golf of AMLAK

Ari Emanuel

Co-CEO, WME | IMG

Ari Emanuel

Co-CEO, WME | IMG

Tim Finchem

Commissioner, PGA TOUR

Tim Finchem

Commissioner, PGA TOUR

PauL Hawkins

Founder, Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd

Paul Hawkins

Founder, Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd

Dr Aki Hintsa

Founder, Hintsa Performance AG

Dr Aki Hintsa

Founder, Hintsa Performance AG

Dr. Arab Hoballah

Senior Director, UNEP

Dr. Arab Hoballah

Senior Director, UNEP

Mike Kerr

CEO, Asian Tour

Mike Kerr

CEO, Asian Tour

Ivan Khodabakhsh

Chief Executive, Ladies European Tour

Ivan Khodabakhsh

Chief Executive, LET

Guy Kinnings

Global Head of Golf, IMG

Guy Kinnings

Global Head of Golf, IMG

Carin Koch

Solheim Cup Captain

Carin Koch

Solheim Cup Captain

Eric Lynge

CEO, AGIF

Eric Lynge

CEO, AGIF

Giles Morgan

Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC Holdings

Giles Morgan

Global Head of Sponsorship & [...]

Jim Nugent

Founder, Global Golf Post

Jim Nugent

Founder, Global Golf Post

Keith Pelley

CEO, European Tour

Keith Pelley

CEO, European Tour

Andrea Sartori

Global Head of Sports, KPMG

Andrea Sartori

Global Head of Sports, KPMG

Antony Scanlon

Executive Director, International Golf Federation

Antony Scanlon

Executive Director, IGF

Du Xia

Chairman, Pacific Links International

Du Xia

Chairman, Pacific Links International

Martin Slumbers

CEO, The R & A

Martin Slumbers

CEO The R & A

Paul Smith

CEO & Founder, Repucom

Paul Smith

CEO & Founder, Repucom

John Solheim

CEO & Chairman, PING

John Solheim

CEO & Chairman, PING

Mike Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Mike Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Agenda



Underlining its position as the world’s premier golf industry event, The 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum agenda will focus on four key themes Leadership, Knowledge, Solution and Inspiration. The speakers include the industry’s most influential voices and a host of highly respected experts, with each session moderated by renowned media personalities, Andrew Cotter, Iain Carter and John Dawson.

Sunday PM – Express networking (18.00) & welcome reception (19.00)

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Innovation Award



The HSBC Golf Business Forum will, for the second year running, recognise the industry’s most creative and dynamic individuals, companies and initiatives by presenting an award for innovation at the annual HSBC Golf Business Forum to be held at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, from 1st-4th November 2015.


The competition is open to all in the golf industry who believe they can demonstrate how their ideas or concepts have created game changing or ground breaking activity, whether as a start-up, an individual or an established corporation. The award gives professionals a chance to be identified by their peers and recognised by industry experts from more than 40 different countries when the golfing world descends upon Shanghai in November.


Tony Judge, founder of ‘ClubstoHire’, who won the 2014 Innovation Award commented ‘Winning the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award was a real shot in the arm for our business. The award got excellent coverage in the golf community and many of our peers contacted us with lots of encouraging comments. Winning the award was proof that we are supplying a product and service that is well appreciated in the golf market and used by both industry players and the travelling golfer. The award gave us fantastic global coverage and assisted in growing our business by 30% year on year.’


Innovation is a key pillar of the Forum and the inclusion of an award that focuses on those excelling in the subject matter will only add to the significance and emphasis of the topic at the event.


Entries and nominations must be submitted by Friday 18th September 2015 (17.00 GMT), the winner will receive an invitation to participate to this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum including registration, flight, accommodation, media interviews and will also be invited to collect the award on stage.


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Shangri-La Hotel
Shanghai

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ACCOMMODATION


Through our partner the award winning five-star Shangri-La Pudong we are able to provide our delegates preferential rates.

Delegates of the HSBC Golf Business Forum will be entitled to the following preferential rates in the River Wing:

  • Deluxe Room | RMB1,400 (£145* / $225*)
  • Deluxe Bund | RMB1,600 (£165* / $260*)
  • Horizon Room | RMB1,800 (£185* / $290*)

* pricing is indicative at time of publishing and all rooms will be charged at local rate

About the Shangri-La Pudong

With breath taking views of the Bund and Huangpu River, the award-winning Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai is the pre-eminent hotel in the city, offering warm and attentive Shangri-La service and world-class dining.

To meet the fast-changing expectations of today’s travellers, River Wing was completely overhauled and renovated in 2009 to ensure guests experience the ultimate stay.

The classic River Wing has 577 guestrooms, including 27 suites, blending a style of classical elegance with oriental touches.

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previous speakers

Tenniel Chu

Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills

Tenniel Chu

Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills

Peter Dawson

Chief Executive, The R&A.

Peter Dawson

Chief Executive, The R&A.

Sir Nick Faldo

Professional Golfer

Sir Nick Faldo

Professional Golfer

Dana Garmany

Chairman and CEO, Troon.

Dana Garmany

Chairman and CEO, Troon

Alastair Johnston

Vice Chairman, IMG

Alastair Johnston

Vice Chairman, IMG

Matteo Manassero

Professional Golfer

Matteo Manassero

Professional Golfer

Jack Nicklaus

Professional Golfer

Jack Nicklaus

Professional Golfer

Greg Norman

Professional Golfer

Greg Norman

Professional Golfer

George O'Grady

Former CEO, European Tour

George O'Grady

Former CEO, European Tour

Arnold Palmer

Professional Golfer

Arnold Palmer

Professional Golfer

Gary Player

Professional Golfer

Gary Player

Professional Golfer

Annika Sörenstam

Professional Golfer

Annika Sörenstam

Professional Golfer

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For more information about the 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum, please contact info@golfbusinessforum.com.

Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai
China