Global Tours unite at 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum
The 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum line up continues to impress with the agenda now including a host of global innovators and golf industry leaders, who will attend the ground breaking event at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.
Shanghai To Play Host to the 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum
The agenda for the 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum is taking shape as world-renowned guest speakers confirm their participation in the award-winning industry gathering at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.Read More
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.
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.
Welcome to the 12th HSBC Golf Business Forum
Leadership | Engage with industry influencers and be empowered learning from their first hand experiences, tactics and research.
Plenary sessions, research and key note presentations
Including Exhibitions and Demonstrations
Knowledge | A focus on Emerging Asian Markets - A critical market for every business. Plenary sessions, research and key note presentations
Solutions | Taking a look at the challenges facing our industry and debate the evolving, innovative products hoping to advance the industry and provide the solutions.
Including Exhibitions and Demonstrations
Inspiration | Be inspired and entertained by the world’s best talent of their generations. Plenary sessions, research and key note presentations
Dont miss out on this opportunity, register today!
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.
The primary objective of the HSBC Golf Business Forum is to help you meet new contacts and do business, the event enjoys a diverse representation of stakeholders from across the industry, creating outstanding networking and business development opportunities. The HSBC Golf Business Forum is a three day event filled with engaging, dynamic and interactive discussions, one-on-one interviews and presentations from key industry leaders on a variety of topics.
2015 will be the 12th staging of the event, this year the Forum will travel to Shanghai – home of the WGC-HSBC Champions
The HSBC Golf Business Forum enjoys widespread international media interest from the prestigious business journals, golf trade press and the financial media. Aside from the press CNN’s Living Golf, BBC International, Bloomberg, Golfing World and a number of other TV channels feature the event.
The event is supported by the industries major governing bodies Asian Tour, AGIF, CGA, European Tour, GEO, IAGTO, IGF, LET, LPGA, PGA, PGA Tour, the R&A & SSB.
Online the HSBC Golf Business Forum has 180,000 annual visitors and a 40,000+ database receiving the newsletter.
- Learn from experts, thought leaders and experience fast-paced debates
- Discover new trends and strategies to improve your business
- Network with senior industry professionals from around the world
- Play golf at world renowned facilities
- Do business at an exciting and memorable event
At the HSBC Golf Business Forum, you’ll meet leading professionals from across the golf business, and from all around the world:
- Investors and financial institutions
- Developers and project owners
- Owners / operators of golf courses and resorts
- Representatives of international golf bodies
- Designers, architects and masterplanners
- Construction companies & suppliers
- Editors, journalists and media owners
The golf industry is evolving and, in response to that, so are the topics covered at the HSBC Golf Business Forum. IMG choose innovative and influential individuals to take the stage to widen the learning’s of all delegates by creating lively debate, intelligent discussion and delivering powerful research.
The 2015 programme will engage, enrich and educate delegates with plenary sessions discussing major influencing topics and breakout sessions to sharpen the focus on specific industry sectors.
We are excited as the agenda is taking shape and will focus on the following topics:
- LEADERSHIP: Engage with industry influencers and be empowered learning from their first hand experiences, tactics and research.
- KNOWLEDGE: Cracking China and a focus on the emerging Asian markets. A critical market for every business.
- SOLUTION: Taking a look at the challenges facing our industry and debate the evolving, innovative products hoping to advance the industry and provide the solutions.
- INSPIRATION: Be inspired and entertained by the world’s best talent of their generations.
All content will be delivered in dual language. Across various formats and presented by not only the worlds leading industry figures but also experts from relevant and external fields.
Build relationships that last at one of our effective and focused networking events. It is a great way to start your three days in Shanghai! Making new business contacts is a core take away we want all attendees to benefit from at the HSBC Golf Business Forum.
Accelerate the process of meeting more contacts in one hour than a whole year's worth researching! Speed Networking sessions will be run daily. Meet, exchange business cards and then move on to the next person. It's a great way to get to know many of the other delegates in attendance at the HSBC Golf Business Forum. There will be daily sessions with the first starting in advance of the conference ahead of the Welcome Reception. Get to know the faces before the conference begins.
Remember to bring lots of business cards and follow up with all new contacts made.
The HSBC Golf Business Forum is renowned for its hospitality and with a three day event comes three spectacular evenings of networking and entertaining at the Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner and the Closing Party.
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
First class catering is provided at the coffee breaks and buffet lunches. Hosted in the conference area these breaks offer another great opportunity to network outside the learnings of the conference hall.
Business is done and off the golf course at the HSBC Golf Business Forum, and delegates have the opportunity to spend quality time with prospects and key contacts at the networking golf tournaments
The golf will be hosted at the Lan Hai International Golf Club, situated on the western shore of beautiful Chongming Island, designed by Jack Nicklaus and managed by IMG.
The Exhibition area will showcase a wide variety of products, services and companies from all across the industry. The sponsors and associates are the key players in the industry and they have invested because they want to do business with you. The Exhibition stands provide an ideal meeting point to continue discussions and sample products. During the interludes of the conference the Exhibition is bustling with opportunity.
Delegates will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the WGC-HSBC Champions final series event to be held at Sheshan Golf Club from 5th – 8th November 2015.
The 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions will celebrate its 11th anniversary and over a decade of unprecedented golf development in China. Asian golf’s foremost golf tournament and now one of the biggest in the world, is one of four World Golf Championships sanctioned and organised by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours.
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:
* 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.
I often find that conferences lack direct relevance to the fame and business of golf, but this was far from true of the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum. I found every session to be thought-provoking and I took away many new ideas which have helped us at The R&A. It was certainly time well spent.
Golf needs to take a broader approach, its not just about the game. Golf must be flexible, it must ensure its sustainable, and it must uphold traditions of the game but instigate innovation.
This conference has been absolutely outstanding. Every single topic has been discussed and it’s enlightening