A world class line up of leading speakers including the golf industries most forward thinking and visionary golf facilities.



The conference is a major event for golfing industry players of all levels, and is a once a year opportunity to get up to speed with the latest trends and developments in the European and worldwide golf arena.



Haus der Industrie is an iconic palace in the middle of Vienna, dedicated to the progression of forward thinking of Business.


Golf Business Conference gets highest marks so far

With a Net Promoter Score of 62% (compared to a NPS of 29,8% in 2016) the 2018 European Golf Business Conference is the most successful in its 14 year history. Also the overall evaluation score of 8,7 is the highest to date.

With presentations and workshops on the Economic Forecast, Golf & Tech, Lessons from the Bush, Sustainability in Golf, Marketing, Dynamic Pricing, Customer Retention, Employee Happiness, Female Golf Participation and Understanding the Customer it was a diverse and inspiring conference.

By working together with the Austrian Golf Federation (Österreichischer Golf-Verband) it was possible to share resources and expertise and to ensure all participants got the tools to help grow their business and wit a large, inspired network to fall back on. All members and industry associated who attended went home with cutting-edge knowledge and excitement and inspiration for the new season. Despite the air strikes in France and Austria more than 125 delegates, including 20 multi course owners, from over 21 countries and 11 different speakers, enjoyed the days in wonderful Vienna.


Why attend?

We invite you to attend the GCAE Golf Business Conference, a unique event bringing together the key decision makers in European Golf, to not only learn from the leaders within the field but to provide an opportunity for you to add to the debate on the future direction the industry should be taking.

Whether you are currently a member, are planning to invest in golf facilities or want to show that your products and services offer key Opportunities to the industry, the Conference will provide you with a business networking platform to share best practice, enable you to learn from industry experts, seek out peer to peer advice and work together to improve your overall golf knowledge & expertise.

What are the benefits of coming?

  • An unparalleled networking opportunity to meet and engage with the industry experts and investment decision makers within the European and Global Golf market.
  • Sharing international best practice on all aspects of golf club ownership, with keynote speakers discussing how to make the most of the key Opportunities on offer to the sport
  • Access to a range of key networking events including
    • Opening reception with industry suppliers
    • Dinner with the GCAE Industry Awards
    • 2 business lunches with peers and experts
    • 3 refreshment breaks (morning and evening)
    • Complimentary Golf competition to get the conference (and your networking) going with a bang.

Who should attend?

  • Golf Course Owners from across Europe and beyond
  • Golf Course Managers/Developers
  • Golf Tourism Businesses
  • Golf Industry Consultants, Architects, Academics & Experts who want to know what the Owners really think
  • Golf Suppliers looking to expand their contacts and reach in Europe.

2018 Conference Sponsors

Media Partners