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2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum Agenda Announced

Story published at 9:08, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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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.

With four weeks until the event, the agenda already reads like a who’s who of golf industry experts and leaders, along with a compelling list of globally-renowned innovators and thinkers.

Among the latest big hitters to join the action-packed schedule at the two day Forum in Shanghai are CEO of LETV Sport, Lei Zhenjian, and Dr Arab Hoballah who will be imparting his expertise on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme, notably with regards to sport and environment, resource efficiency and corporate responsibility.

Highlights on day one include the ‘Guardians of the Game’ session with PGA TOUR Commissioner, Tim Finchem; European Tour Chief Executive, Keith Pelley; LPGA Commissioner, Mike Whan; and new Chief Executive of the R&A, Martin Slumbers, whilst the co-CEO of WME | IMG, Ari Emanuel, will take part in a one-on-one interview focusing on the changing landscape of sports and entertainment. Ajaz Ahmed, founder and CEO of AKQA and the author of Limitless, will deliver a keynote entitled ‘The Five Principles of Leadership That Endure’.

Day two sees Dr. Paul Hawkins of Hawkeye Innovations challenging convention, Chairman and CEO of Ping, John Solheim receiving the Lifetime Achievement award, whilst a leading Tour professional gives delegates an insight into ‘life in the spotlight’.

This year’s ground-breaking agenda is the most high profile and entertaining gathering the golf industry has ever witnessed. Please click here to view the agenda in detail.

Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship and Events at HSBC said, “The 2015 agenda looks really impressive. We’re really excited to host and welcome so many of the industry’s leaders and key figures to Asia to the world’s premier golf business event. HSBC is committed to golf from grassroots through to the world stage and in the lead up to the WGC-HSBC Champions, the Forum provides the perfect platform to connect the world of golf, allowing industry executives and leaders to both network and explore the future of the game.”

HSBC Golf Business Forum www.golfbusinessforum.com

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