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Rickie Fowler in the Spotlight in Shanghai

Story published at 14:07, Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler

Three-time PGA Tour winner and world No. 5 Rickie Fowler is the latest star to confirm he’ll take the stage at the HSBC Golf Business Forum – the world’s premier golf business event – at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.

The 26-year-old American, who joins a host of the game’s most influential voices and decision makers, will share remarkable insight into life as a PGA Tour Professional, from winning golf’s greatest prize to living in the spotlight and building a global brand.

Fowler will be joined on stage by Guy Kinnings, Global Head of Golf, IMG, completing an action–packed agenda with industry heavy-hitters including PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem; European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley; LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan; new Chief Executive of the R&A Martin Slumbers; co-CEO of WME | IMG, Ari Emanuel; and Dr Arab Hoballah from the United Nations.

Commenting on his appearance at the GBF, Rickie Fowler said, “It’s really exciting for me to take part in something like this away from the course, especially as I prepare for this year’s WGC-HSBC Champions. I’ve done hundreds of corporate days over the last few years, but the Forum feels like something I’ve never been part of before.  From the list of speakers to the profile of the brands here, it seems like everyone from the golf world is going to be in Shanghai at the start of November.”

Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship and Events at HSBC said, “We’re delighted to have Rickie on stage at this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum and, as one of golf’s hottest prospects, we believe he can offer an interesting insight into the world of professional golf for everyone in the room. The 2015 agenda is already extremely impressive and Rickie’s inclusion underlines the Forum’s position as one of the world’s premier golf business events.”

HSBC Golf Business Forum www.golfbusinessforum.com

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