APGS 2017 Declared A Rip-Roaring Success!
The 2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit started with a bang and ended with a bang in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang.
The event was unanimously declared as the best in the series so far. APGS 2017, is the 11th staging of the Asia Pacific’s premier golf business summit and will go down in the annals as the show that has set the tone and tgempo for the golf club industry for the next decade in Asia. APGS 2017 was produced and staged by the Asia Pacific Golf Group with the Hanoi-based BRG Group as the host sponsor.
More than 300 delegates and guests attended the three-day event which kicked off with a very successful golf tournament that had delegates renewing social contacts and friendship.
The theme for APGS 2017 was “New Directions” and the legendary golf equipment entrepreneur, the billionaire American philanthropist, opened the summit with a stirring keynote address. He proved categorically that he is the golf equipment industry’s “super rock star” and in a one-hour address, he shared with the delegates what has driven him to the highest pinnacles of success in business.
More than 20 international speakers spoke on a variety of topics directed at providing revolutionary ideas and bold solutions as the golf industry moves forward.
One of the highlights of APGS 2017 was the Asian Golf Awards, the golf industry’s “Oscars” for Asia. There was more than 50 categories and the top awards for the night included the following:
- Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame inductee – Madame Nguyen Thi Nga (pictured with Angela Raymond, president of the Asia Pacific Golf Group);
- Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame inductee – Mr. Stig Notlov
- Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame inductee – Dr. Haruhisa Handa
- Asia Pacific Golf Life-Time Achievement Award – Mr. Mohamed Juma Buamaim
- Asia Pacific Golf Life-Time Achievement Award – Mr. Mohd. Nizam Othman
The country of Vietnam was declared the “Best Golf Destination” in the Asia Pacific, the first time that any country has dislodged Thailand from this prestigious position.
The full results of the Asian Golf Awards will be published next week.