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GolfBIC at the Marriott Forest of Arden
Forest of Arden

Join your industry colleagues for a day packed full of key golf industry presentations, sponsor opportunities and show arena. The event includes an accommodation package with Gala Dinner, B&B and Lunch and all seminars. Key speakers confirmed are Linda Moir (Linda speaks about the culture of a customer-focused organisation and how change can be implemented to the benefit of the business and individual employees and how leaders play their part), Marcus Child (has helped an astonishing number of CEOs, MDs, boards, business teams), plus Duncan Weir, R&A who will be updating on their Playbook, recently published.

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9.00 - 10.30 Registration / Exhibition

10.30 Welcome Introduction

10.45 Key Speaker: Linda Moir
Linda was in charge of the front-line events services at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. She was responsible for planning and implementing a customer-service strategy, organising 15,000 volunteer Games Makers plus private sector contractors, and facilities to welcome over nine million spectators. Before the Games, Linda was Virgin Atlantic's Director of Customer Service. Richard Branson hired Linda with the remit of "making flying fun". Linda speaks about the culture of a customer-focused organisation and how change can be implemented to the benefit of the business and individual employees.

12.00 Lunch / Exhibition

14.30 Key Speaker: Marcus Childs
Marcus helps inspire confidence, wholeheartedness and courage and has an impressive reputation for helping thousands of members and organisations to embrace change positively and successfully. In thoroughly uplifting conversations with his audiences his work stirs resourcefulness in individuals, positivity between colleagues and trust between organisations and their customers.

15.45 Exhibition/Coffee

16.30 Key Speaker: Paul Stewart, KPMG
The different tax rules between Member Owned and Proprietary Owned clubs has been a major issue for the proprietary sector for a number of years. Paul Stewart from KPMG will provide an overview of efforts undertaken by the UKGF (UKGCOA) to level the playing field on VAT. After several years of dialogue with The Treasury and HMRC there is no sign of any changes being made to the VAT rules. Last year, KPMG provided VAT litigation support for Stoke by Nayland who succeeded in the Upper Tier Tribunal having established a separate non-profit making club a number of years ago. The circumstances of Stoke were considered to be distinguishable from the many previous cases which had been unsuccessful in seeking to achieve separation between a landlord and a non-profit making club. Some might say uniquely so. Paul will summarise the decision and key facts to offer an understanding of why Stoke were successful.

19.00 Pre-dinner drinks and Gala Dinner

Tuesday 19th March - 9.00 - UK Golf Federation Annual General Meeting


Full GolfBIC entrance + Accommodation
Single occupancy £199
Double occupancy £298
Premier Members - Single occupancy £140
Premier Members - Double occupancy £239

Full GolfBIC entrance - Day Pass Only
Standard entrance price £69.00
Premier Members FREE

All Prices + VAT

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