The NGF Symposium is an intimate, invitation-only event, where guests will hear presentations from NGF and outside speakers as part of an agenda designed to make them the best informed executives in golf.
In addition to NGF’s State of the Industry and more “only at the Symposium” content, the 2020 event will feature a conversation with very special guest…
George W. Bush served as President of the United States of America from 2001-2009. As Commander in Chief, President Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and security at home and abroad. His Administration reformed America’s education system, restored robust private-sector economic growth and job creation, protected our environment, and pursued a comprehensive strategy to keep America safe after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
He has authored three bestselling books and founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas with former First Lady Laura Bush. President Bush and Laura are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager.
As in previous years, Symposium guests will receive the NGF’s debut presentation of the State of the Game and Business of Golf, including a dive into emerging trends, engagement and investment. We’ll be sharing both a broad and granular look at supply and demand, and the golf economy’s search for equilibrium. We’ll take a fascinating look back at the last decade in golf, as well as what the future may hold for the golf business over the next 10 years.
This new decade calls for the golf course business to face up to one of its biggest challenges and opportunities, delivering a customer experience that attracts and retains players of all ages in a world of so many choices. How do the best companies (and recreational activities) compete for the time, loyalty and spending of customers and prospects?
We’re delighted to have Dave Ridley, former Chief Marketing Officer of Southwest Airlines, joining us to help answer that question.
Drawing on 27 years of senior executive experience at an airline synonymous with friendly hospitality and personality, Dave will share how Southwest built a culture of personal service that has driven customer loyalty and financial success with no equal in the history of the airline industry. The principles and practices that Southwest follows can be translated to any business.
With golf’s customer experience opportunity at hand, discover how the NGF is reshaping the way beginning adult golfers are introduced and embraced by the game through its experiential WELCOME2GOLF program.
For those who choose to spend their time with us, we are dedicated to making The Symposium the most valued 24 hours of your business year.