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Shanghai To Play Host To 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum

Story published at 15:12, Friday, July 10th, 2015


HSBC Shanghai shotThe agenda for the 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum is taking shape as world-renowned guest speakers confirm their participation in the award-winning industry gathering at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015.

This year’s forum will be led by a stellar panel including Martin Slumbers, the incoming Chief Executive of the R&A; Antony Scanlon, Executive Director of the IGF, Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO WME | IMG; Ajaz Ahmed, founder and CEO AKQA; Dr. Paul Hawkins, the inventor of the popular Hawk Eye sports technology; Mr. Richard Cheung Yau Choi, Chairman of Deer Valley Group; Andrea Sartori, Global Head of Sport at KPMG; Joe Beditz, CEO of the National Golf Foundation; and Carin Koch, Europe’s Solheim Cup Captain, with many more speakers and panellists still to be announced.

HSBC will present insights into one of the world’s largest economies, with cutting edge research once again taking a central role in the Forum. Brand Z, the world’s largest brand equity database, along with partners KPMG, NGF, Repucom and Syngenta promise compelling and insightful presentations, ensuring delegates leave Shanghai fully abreast of all the latest trends and developments pertaining to the world of golf.

Taking place in Asia for the first time, the November date also allows delegates to experience the flagship WGC-HSBC Champions tournament taking place at the Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, 5-8 November 2015.

This year’s Forum agenda will focus on four key themes: leadership, knowledge, solutions and inspiration. Each theme will be extensively explored in a half-day session featuring a mix of panels, keynote presentations and thought leadership sessions moderated by leading media experts including Andrew Cotter, BBC and John Dawson, Artemis Associates (formerly Bloomberg).

HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship & Events Giles Morgan said, “We are delighted to be in our second year as title sponsor of the HSBC Golf Business Forum.  As a sponsor of both elite and grassroots golf, it seemed natural to extend our support to the business of golf and to facilitate a platform for industry leaders and golf industry sectors to come together.  HSBC’s ambition is to open up the game of golf and we are thrilled to be welcoming the Who’s Who of golf to Shanghai to discuss the themes of leadership, knowledge, solution and inspiration. The highly respected line up of speakers and panelists promises an inspiring couple of days.”

Once again, a strong list of leading brands and associations will partner with the Forum, including the event founders, KPMG, Jacobsen, NGF, John Deere, Syngenta, Repucom, R&A, USGA, European Tour, PGA Tour and Asian Tour.

For further details and enquiries associated to attendance, engagement and brand exposure with the HSBC Golf Business Forum, please contact – nicholas.oakley@img.com

HSBC Golf Business Forum www.golfbusinessforum.com

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