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Workshops Calendar

CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo @ Moscone West - Moscone Center
Mar 2 – Mar 6 all-day


CMAA’s World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo is the Association’s most visible annual event and the largest gathering of club industry professionals. Held in major cities throughout the United States, close to 3,000 CMAA members, partners, allied representatives and vendors from around the world attend this event.

The World Conference fulfills CMAA’s mission to provide a variety of unique educational programming reflecting the latest trends in the club industry. CMAA members truly profit from the variety of opportunities available at the World Conference and the many hands-on topics that can be easily put into practice back at their clubs. Several internationally-heralded speakers are featured at the World Conference.

The Club Business Expo is one of the hospitality field’s fastest growing shows. Nearly every product and service that a club management professional could purchase for his or her club is showcased in the Expo. The Expo is a perfect opportunity to place orders for many areas of club operations.

7th Asian Golf Tourism Convention
Apr 22 – Apr 25 all-day
PGA Merchandise Show @ Orange County Convention Center
May 18 – May 25 all-day


Join us at the golf industry’s leading event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories. At the PGA Merchandise Show you can attend the world’s largest Outdoor Demo Day, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.

2018 Golf Business Forum
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day


Buzz in the industry is building as it was announced Golf Business Forum would be returning to Melbourne in July 2018. A golf business event initially developed to deliver education and networking for managers and owners from the public golf sphere, the inaugural event in 2016 attracted all comers from Australian golf, including member-based clubs, vendors, local councils and national and international industry heavyweights. The inaugural event in July 2016 was an outstanding success.

Organisers Guy Chapple and Andrew Davies are wasting no time in gathering speakers and content to meet the high watermark set by the 2016 event. “We’ll be in a position to announce the broad agenda in the next few months,” said Davies. “The pressure is on to deliver, but we’ve got some exciting ideas and with the support of our key sponsors we’ll be delivering a bigger and better event in 2018.”

Sponsors from 2016 have been eager to get back on board to replicate the success of their involvement with the inaugural event. Platinum Partner MPower MSL and Foundation Partner Golf Australia lead the way once again and, according to Chapple, have been instrumental in ensuring the event maintains the quality the industry has come to expect. “We’re incredibly grateful to all our sponsors, not just for the funding support, but for the vote of confidence. We’re delighted that all who were involved in the 2016 event have confirmed their commitment for 2018.”

“Golf Australia was delighted to support the first Golf Business Forum as a ‘Foundation Partner’. The inaugural event was an outstanding success. It exceeded our expectations and facilitated some important new conversations and connections for our team. Golf Australia is delighted to confirm its commitment and support for the 2018 edition.” – Stephen Pitt, Chief Executive Officer, Golf Australia

The sponsorship prospectus has been released today and details a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages still available.

The 2016 program had everything from industry trend forecasters to loyalty experts and Antarctic adventurers. What’s lined up for delegates in 2018? “We want to make sure that the content delivers not just tools and strategies integral to the success of those at the coalface of Aussie golf, but also some inspiration and conversation. We all need a bit of positive thinking and delegates from last year have told us they came away full of ideas and energy for what lay ahead,” enthused Davies. “We will be launching the 2018 themes and keynote speakers later this year and will be offering restricted early bird rates to our rates to our registered contacts at the same time. We would encourage everyone to sign up for updates on our website so they don’t miss out.”