Thursday, 17 June 2010

Golf Tourism Scotland confirms speakers for special all-day forum

Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS) has confirmed a world-class line-up of speakers for its special all-day forum timed to coincide with celebrations marking the trade body's fifth year of campaigning. In a forward-looking agenda, the prestigious panelists will reveal what issues they believe will influence the golf sector over the next five years.

The presenters charged with making their predictions include Scottish Enterprise's head of tourism Eddie Brogan, VisitScotland's director of visitor engagement Malcolm Roughead (OBE), Scottish golf development manager for the SGU and SGLA Andy Salmon and Lee Derrick, GTS board member and owner of marketing agency Blue Spinach.

From the private sector, Seamus Coen, regional general manager at Macdonald Hotels, will be giving his insights as will Max Hare of Golf Scotland, a tour operator serving a host of European countries. The latest experts to join the impressive line-up are Ken Gill, from Today's Golfer, who will give his views on how the media are preparing for the future, and Kevin Lewis of Machrihanish Dunes, one of Scotland's newest golf resorts.

Hosted at Murrayshall House Hotel in Perthshire, the all-day national forum will be a potent mix of trend spotting and inspired projections, as GTS chairman Nick Hunter explained. "We've given the speakers a challenging brief to identify the key trends they believe will influence golf in Scotland in the coming years. It's an intriguing theme that will help the entire sector prepare for what lies ahead."

The GTS 'Gimme Five' national forum will be staged at Murrayshall House Hotel on Tuesday 6 July.

You can find out more about GTS at their website or watch the video for more information.

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