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Speakers announced for EGCOA conference
October 5, 2011

The EGCOA has today announced the first speakers of this year's European Golf Business Conference. Since 2006, The European Golf Business Conference has catered to leading golfing industry professionals from around the world, exploring the latest trends, inspirations and opportunities.

Now celebrating its 6 th year in Sunny Marbella Spain the conference aims to focus on 'Capturing the opportunities' that the golfing industry now has to offer and how to sustain and grow business during these turbulent times. Leading industry speakers and delegates will discuss current industry topics as well as the latest trends and developments in the European and worldwide golf arena. The 3 day conference will bring together the golfing world's decision makers from both established and emerging organizations from Wednesday 30 th November - Friday 2 nd December at the luxurious Don Carlos Resort & Spa.  

The controversial issues of Leadership will be explored by Mike Leemhuis . Mike is the current CEO/GM of the prestigious Congressional Country Club in Washington D.C the host of this year's US Open. His interactive presentation entitled " The ABC's of Leadership - "All you need to know about Leadership, but were afraid to ask!" will discuss and unravel this highly reputable trait.

Jamie Edwards of Trained Brain is a leading peak performance coach and International Speaker. An identity he has established through his ability to help sportsmen and women and organizations create the results they aspire to by thinking differently. Jamie's unique approach integrates performance skills from sport to assist Senior Management teams with raising their own game beyond monetary terms to compete in the competitive global business arena. He believes that corporate transformation starts with personal transformation and will be exploring this further in his presentation at this year's conference.

Mike Hughes CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association in the US will be discussing key initiatives in golf development. Mike is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the NGCOA and its subsidiaries. Under Hughes' guidance, the NGCOA has increased its membership from 250 to more than 6,500 worldwide and has become recognized as the leading trade association for owners and operators in the golf industry. In 2000 Hughes was named one of the "Most Influential Leaders in Golf" by Golfdom magazine.

Eric Wilborts is the owner of Europe's leading fitness Centre (Health city) and a major shareholder and former CEO of Blue Green. The Blue Green label owns an impressive 48 golf course in France and Belgium and is now the leader in its market sector. Eric will discuss the many parallels between the golf and fitness industries and how he's adapted the skills he's learned over the years to successfully conquer the challenging and ever changing business of golf course management.

To learn more or to register for the European Golf Business Conference visit ( Upon registration guests can also sign up for this year official conference golf tournament which will be hosted at Cabopino Golf Club on Friday 2 nd Dec. Places are limited so register soon !

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