Launch of Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition
Inaugural PGA of Asia Conference to run concurrently with exposition
21 Jan 2010
The first Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition is going to be staged in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 April to 2 May 2010 while the Inaugural PGA of Asia Conference for golf instructors and apprentices will be held concurrently at the Centara Grand in Bangkok.
According to the organiser of the two events, the launching of the exposition and the conference “is in response to the golf industry's call for a single-platform showcase and modeled after the PGA Golf Merchandise Show in the USA”.
The 2010 Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition will be marketed and promoted in over 15 countries, including India.
"Southeast Asia and India collectively make up a geographic bloc with a total population in excess of 1.7 billion people," said Mike Sebastian, managing director of the Asia Pacific Golf Development Conferences Pte, the owner and producer of the Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition. "It is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and is also home to some of the most dynamic economies on the planet."
“With a rapidly growing golfing population reported to be between 4-5 million golfers in this region, this is a huge market that needs everything from golf clubs to golf balls, apparel and golf accessories and everything else in between. We expect more than 100 exhibitors at the Expo," added Sebastian.
"We are delighted that Thailand has been selected as the host nation for the Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition and we are confident that it will serve as a magnet to golf consumers throughout the region," stated Somporn Juangroongruangkit, host of the event and president of the Thai Summit Autoparts Industry Company in Bangkok.
Tony Meechai, top Asian coach and known throughout the region for his "Black Hat" golfing tips, said: "This is awesome. Finally, the golf teaching community is being recognised by the industry and this can only be good for all of us."
"This is really an achievement for the coaching profession in our region and the PGA of Thailand is excited at playing host to this conference," added Kittisak Cholasueksa, secretary of PGA of Thailand.
"We hope to be able to line up some top international instructors and together, with the collaboration of PGA associations that represent golf instructors, we will have a world-class program in place for the delegates who sign up for this event," continued Sebastian.
The PGA Of Asia conference will be staged in conjunction with the 2010 Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition and the organisers anticipate an attendance of 500 delegates at this first-time conference as well as 30,000 visitors over the duration of the show.
For full details, please contact Signature Golf, the official marketing agent for both of these conferences.