The 2nd PGA Members’ International Conference Returns to Laguna Phuket

The second PGA Members’ International Conference will bring together PGA Members and delegates from 14 countries when it returns to the world-famous Laguna Phuket resort in Thailand next week.


Supporting PGA Members in developing their careers and businesses will be a key theme at this year’s event, which will be held from November 11-14.


Highly respected performance coach, Ian Peek, will be among a strong line-up of speakers, which also includes a talk from PGA Fellow Professional Richard Hughes.


Other speakers at the event, which is hosted by Angsana Laguna Phuket and Laguna Golf Academy Phuket, and supported by the original Thai brewing company Singha Corporation and Fenix Xcell, are Mike Orloff, owner of Australian media platform ‘Golf Industry Central’, Asian Golf expert Mark Siegel and Peter Downie, General Manager at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Hong Kong.


Women’s participation in the game will a hot topic of discussion for Mark Birchmore, Global Head of Marketing at Syngenta, while another keynote speaker, Carl Heaton, will present on how PGA Members can optimise the use of digital marketing.


In addition, Simon Wordsworth of the 59Club, a PGA Partner, will present new research on the customer service experience in Asia, and Bruce Williams will discuss the topic of leadership.


Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket, said: “We are thrilled to welcome PGA Members from across the globe back to our Laguna Phuket destination resort.


“With deluxe hotels, villas and properties set in the 1000-acre tropical parkland, we offer extensive facilities with an 18-hole golf course, the PGA-branded golf academy and various lifestyle activities that cater to the needs of different conference groups.”


Paul Wilson, AVP/Group Golf Director of Laguna Golf, commented: “Following the success of the 2017 PGA Members’ International Conference, we look forward to having the delegates share their expert industry experiences, whilst learning new insights, networking and enjoying the resort service and facilities.”


Robert Maxfield, chief executive of The PGA, commented: “We are looking forward to hosting the second PGA Members’ International Conference in Thailand.


“We listened to the feedback we received from delegates in 2017 and we’re confident this year’s event will prove to be bigger and better than before.


“We’re excited to once again have this opportunity to engage with our Members about our plans for the Association moving forward.


“We’re excited to be able to return to the Laguna Phuket resort, which will once again prove to be a fantastic setting for the 2018 Conference and we’re delighted to welcome Singha on board this year as a supporting sponsor.”


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