World Golf Expo 2021 – Media Big-Wig Headed To WGE!

Delegates signed up for the Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) will be treated to a fascinating state-of-the-industry address by one of the most knowledgeable journalists in golf.

Making his way to WGE is Timothy Schmitt, the Managing Editor of GOLFWEEK and the golf coordinator for the USA Today Network. Both publications are owned by Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States.

I have spent decades in various newsrooms – some print and some broadcast – and what I will be able to share with your delegates will prove to be a fascinating insight to golf today and its pathway into the future against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Schmitt.

Schmitt has been with Gannett since 2015 and under his leadership, Gannett has experienced “incredible pageview growth, including numerous record-breaking months.

It is a rare opportunity for us in Asia to meet and listen to a top-flight editor speak about how the game of golf is evolving and especially so when it is a man who leads one of the most knowledgeable and authoritative publications on golf,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group who together with the giant Mission Hill Group of China are the co-presenters of the WGE.

GOLFWEEK founded in 1975 and is world renowned for its coverage of the “Best Golf Courses” in the United States. It also publishes specific annual publications such as Golfweek’s Best, a Guide to America’s Best Classic and Modern Golf Courses and Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide To Golf Course Living and Great Escapes.

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

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World Golf Expo 2021 – The Unique Wimbledon Touch!

 

High performance club management will be one of the cornerstones of the Inaugural World Golf Expo.

 

And who better to speak on this special topic than the man with hands-on experience at managing the world-famous Wimbledon Club.

 

Meet Ross Matheson, a professional who has been on a journey in club management for the last twenty years experiencing single site, multi-site and high performance club management.

 

He has a unique combination of experience in both the sports and business worlds that makes him a perfect fit to operate the most prestigious tennis Club in the World. His responsibility is to operate this very special Club both year-round and during the Championships for his members and a marketplace of over a billion people interested in tennis across the world.

 

An accomplished professional tennis player, with a career high ATP ranking of 232, he has applied the same painstaking discipline, dedication, preparation and professionalism to the business world and the running of the world-famous Wimbledon Club.


Matheson has been the club manager since 2015 and is totally immersed in the very highest standards of detail and operational performance of the club. “This has connected my natural fascination with excellence and allowed me to focus on detail and exceptional customer service,” said Matheson.

 

We have stepped out of the golf club industry in a bold move to bring in cross-industry experts to share with us their management practices and Ross is the best in his field and we are indeed honoured to have him speak at the World Golf Expo,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group and the Executive Producer of WGE.

 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to a world leader talk about the club industry and high-performance club management.

 

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open: https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

 

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

 

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

 

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.


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World Golf Expo 2021 – The Spark Of Innovation!

Robert Sereci, CCM is on board as a speaker at the inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) to be staged at the giant Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan on March 16 – 18, 2021.

Sereci, the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Medinah Country Club, located in the American state of Illinois, is a 27-year veteran of the hospitality industry. He has earned the reputation of being a community builder in the club industry. He is the very epitome of innovation and possesses a proficiency that lies in his vision for positive change and embracing the trends of the future.

Robert is a perfect fit for WGE – he is a strong collaborator and a fantastic team builder with a proven track record for embracing and guiding his team through evolutionary change,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG) and the executive producer of the WGE.

Sereci has been at the helm of Medinah Country Club since 2015. Medinah has a rich 93-year history and it has hosted many of golf’s most prestigious events, including U.S. Opens, a PGA Championship, and the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Under his leadership, Sereci has initiated some outside-the-box things to build the Medinah brand which has caught the attention of people inside and outside of the club industry. Who else would add a chicken coop and a food truck to one of the nation’s great private clubs? Sereci did! He is a results-driven service provider who believes the success of Medinah must go deeper than its golf pedigree.

“My team and I want to make Medinah the new neighbourhood,” Sereci said. “Along with golf, members join Medinah Country Club because they want to be part of a welcoming and thriving social community where they can experience dynamic shared experiences with other members and their families. Building community is why we do what we do, and these new amenities help support that vision in a unique, wholesome, and family oriented way.”

“We are building a community with a stream of experiences for all family members,” Sereci said. “The golf courses, like our farm-to-table idea and our food truck, represent things that create experiences that will amplify our neighbourhood.”

Besides managing one of America’s best golf properties, Sereci was also the general manager of The American Club in Hong Kong, a 3000-member club. He holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Sereci is most definitely a New Age club manager and a man eminently qualified to help show the pathway for change in a post-pandemic era.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to a world leader in golf talk about the club industry and future trends in golf.

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

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WGE Unveils World Class Speaker Roster

One of the world’s top knowledge events on the business of golf is all set to roll!

The inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) has released the line-up of its first wave of world class speakers slated to speak at the international event to be held at the exotic city of Haikou on Hainan on March 16 – 18, 2021.

This major golf summit is jointly organised by the giant Mission Hills Group, owners of the world’s largest golf resort and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

The venue for WGE is the sprawling Mission Hills Golf Resort which is home to twenty-two golf courses.

For a sneak peek at the initial line-up of speakers, click on this link:

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/speakers/

The next wave of speakers will be announced before the end of September.

For more details, please visit http://www.worldgolfexpo.com

 

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World Golf Expo 2021 – Abeles To Kick-Off WGE!

David Abeles, President of TaylorMade Golf will be headlining the Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE).

Abeles will be delivering the keynote address at WGE to be staged at the Mission Hills Golf Resort on Haikou, Hainan from March 16 – 18, 2021.

Mission Hills Golf Resort, the world’s largest facility of its kind will play host to WGE and a myriad of other events that will be staged in conjunction with this major international golf Summit.

“We wanted David to speak at WGE for a number of reasons but the main reason is what drives this man – an incredible ability to be highly innovative and positive and to battle against adversity with a powerful mindset to overcome,” exclaimed Mike Sebastian, CEO of APGG and the executive producer of WGE. “David exudes a strong charisma and his enthusiasm to get things done and done well is infectious,” Sebastian added. “He is a prize catch and we are delighted to have him set the tone and direction for WGE.”

Abeles took over at the helm of TaylorMade in 2015. There is no denying the fact that Abeles is the man with the proverbial Midas Touch. It was his vision and drive that has propelled TaylorMade to be regarded as global leader in golf equipment. He has been described as someone who subscribes to the belief that “innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”.

Abeles is a firm believer in innovation and according to him, “Our biggest differentiator is that we actually take on the risk and invest in doing that. A lot of companies, whether it’s in golf or outside of golf, talk about the concept of innovation, but they don’t live it. It must be embedded in everything you do. And most companies aren’t willing to do it because it’s a higher risk.”

One meeting with Abeles is sufficient to conclude that he is a TaylorMade man through and through. In a recent interview he is quoted as saying, “The real reason why we exist, which is really the underpinning of our organization, is to help golfers play better golf. It’s that simple. In order to do that, we have to be able to take on the risk to innovate and advance technology and advance the performance of our products across all categories so that when golfers experience them and put them in play, they enjoy the game more and it helps them play better.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to a world leader in golf talk about the game and future trends in golf.

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

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World Golf Expo 2021 – Global Power Hitters To Host WGE!

The Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) is well on its way to taking the lead role to help an industry that has taken a beating from the dreaded Coronavirus.

Two of the world’s most powerful men in golf, Dr. Ken Chu, Chairman and Mr. Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of the giant Mission Hills Group have thrown their undivided support behind the WGE.

Both men lead a sprawling US$10 billion conglomerate that enjoys the privileged unchallenged position as the World’s Largest Golf Resort with 22 golf courses spread over an area that exceeds 44 square miles.

The leading-edge summit on the business of golf will be held in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan on March 16-18, 2021. It promises to be a revolutionary event designed to create a new hub for golf based in Haikou. The spectacular island of Hainan been described as the “Hawaii of the East” and for good reason. It has a vista of stunning landscapes complete with miles of pristine beautiful beaches washed by warm and inviting tropical waters.

“It is the perfect location for a major international event like the WGE,” said Mike Sebastian, producer of the event. “With its extensive attractions, world class golf courses and hotels and resorts to match the best the world has to offer, we are glad to have selected the capital city of this island to host this major gathering.”

One of the key considerations for the selection of Haikou as the venue was its geographical position to all of Asia. It is centrally positioned and within reach of golf’s major markets. “From Haikou, it is easily accessible by the millions of golfers in the Asian region and justifies its development as golf’s major hub for the Asia Pacific,” Sebastian explained.

The WGE will have two distinct components – one will be a two-day business summit and the other, a three-day trade show for golf merchandise, apparel, accessories and turf and agronomy products. One of the highlights will be the grand gala banquet which will see the staging of the inaugural Global Golf Awards, the grandest awards show in the industry-  a very ambitious undertaking which has  received tremendous support with more than 100,000 valid votes cast from all over the world for the various featured award categories.

“In keeping with the spirit of the WGE, we will continue to build on our existing foundation based on the group’s ‘golf and more’ leisure philosophy, expanding on our business segments,” explained Dr. Chu.

“I am proud to say that we have changed the game of golf, evolving it from being a sport for the affluent to one that caters to the mass market. By making Mission Hills Haikou accessible to the public, we aim to promote the game of golf by making it affordable. In addition, by introducing many more attractions, facilities, and amenities, we encourage families to visit a golf destination collectively to have a good time,” pointed out Mr. Chu.

It is a veritable City of Leisure. In Haikou alone, the Missions Hill Group’s presence is vast: over 20 square kilometres of golf courses, 10,000 apartments, high end hotels including the Ritz-Carlton, the Renaissance, and the Hard Rock Hotel. It also operates the world’s largest spa facility, a 240,000-square-metre entertainment district and Movietown, a Universal-studio sort of experience. Another major showcase venture involves partnerships with the world famous Spanish FC Barcelona and the NBA to bring the world’s most famous football club and the world’s largest professional basketball league to its Haikou resort, making Hainan island a leading hub for football and basketball development in China.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMsxYyIa_kk

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open. The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

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