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ZQN to host US and Kiwi golf managers this Spring

Golf club managers from around New Zealand and the United States will gather in Queenstown next moth for two biennial conferences.


The BMI International Conference and the 8th biennial Golf Managers Association of New Zealand Conference are being held in Queenstown between 4 and 11 October.

The conferences both feature a roster of New Zealand's top business personalities, including Queenstown residents Sam Hazeldine speaking about the three foundations of success, and Sir Michael Hill speaking about building an international brand 'down under' at a luncheon at his own The Hills Golf Club.

Other conference speakers include retired Air New Zealand director Norm Thompson discussing creating a winning culture; CEO of New Zealand Golf Dean Murphy on planning for the future; and PGA Golf Tourism NZ's Ryan Brandenburg talking about the international marketing success story that is New Zealand golf.

Golf Managers Association of New Zealand executive officer Des Topp says hosting the conference in Queenstown provides an inspiring backdrop to showcase some of New Zealand's brightest business minds alongside many of the golf industry's respected personalities.

'These conferences both highlight our credentials on an international scale, and improve knowledge and evolve the sector in New Zealand.'

The conferences will be held at Millbrook Resort and The Hills Golf Club, and will include a range of activities including a lake cruise and AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungy.

Queenstown Convention Bureau director Kiran Nambiar says the bureau welcomes the combined conferences to Queenstown.

'Queenstown's golf offering is world class, and having that on show to delegates at both of these conferences, especially during the longer days of spring, is a coup for the region and its conference and incentive industry.'