Key stakeholders from the golf industry will turn the spotlight on sustainability when the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) stages the AGIF Danang Conference in Vietnam next month.

Embracing the theme of Golf Tourism and Sustainability Strategies, the inaugural conference will take place August 29-31 in the coastal city of Danang in central Vietnam. Known for its sandy beaches and French colonial history, Danang is in the process of re-establishing itself as one of the region’s leading golfing destinations following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The AGIF Danang Conference will form part of a week-long golfing festival in Danang that will also see BRG Da Nang Golf Resort play host to a 54-hole event on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), the Asian Tour’s feeder circuit.

Chris Gray, President of the AGIF, said: “It promises to be a fabulous week that will see leaders from various areas of the golfing industry gather in Danang. The objective of the Conference is three-fold – to highlight many aspects of sustainability in golf and golf tourism; to feature appropriate educational seminars and workshops related to golf industry development; and to showcase Danang as a premier golfing getaway."

Staged in conjunction with Danang Tourism and the BRG Group, the AGIF Danang Conference will specifically focus on sustainability in golf course design, golf course maintenance and operations, and golf tourism recovery in the post- Covid era.

Nguyen Xuan Binh, Deputy Director, Danang Department of Tourism, said: “We are committed to hosting the Danang Golf Festival annually for the next three years as part of our overall Danang Fantastic City tourism programme.

“We’re excited to bring the Asian Development Tour to Danang for the first time from August 29 to September 2 and are delighted that will be complemented by the AGIF Danang Conference, which will bring golf experts and golf expertise to Danang."

The 2022 AGIF Danang Conference will be held at the BRG Group-owned Sheraton Grand Hotel. As well as being prominent in the banking and real estate sectors, BRG Group owns and operates several international golf courses in various key cities in Vietnam.

"Although the Covid-19 pandemic affected many sectors and industries of Vietnam’s economy, including golf, I believe that these challenges cannot delay or deny the development of the golf industry in the future," said BRG Group founder and Chairman Madame Nguyen Thi Nga.

“Even during the period of interruption, we (BRG Group) have continued to construct new golf courses, such as our BRG Rose Canyon Golf Resort in Hanam that is due to open for play in December this year. Furthermore, we have taken advantage of quieter periods to renovate our older courses to ensure we can offer top conditions as golfers return to more normality and international travel,” she added.

In addition to individual presentations and panel sessions involving prominent industry figures, Gray said extensive networking opportunities will be offered at various social functions, along with the chance to play golf at a selection of Danang’s finest courses.

“We thank Danang Tourism and the BRG Group for their foresight and support in making this possible. We firmly believe that the AGIF Danang Conference and the Danang Fantastic City tourism programme will combine to unite the golf industry in Asia and quickly establish themselves as ‘must attend’ events on the Asian golf industry calendar,” said Gray, who is also the Head of Sustainable Golf & Agronomy – Asia-Pacific with The R&A. 

Name: AGIF Danang Conference: Golf Tourism and Sustainability Strategies
Date: August 29-31, 2022
Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Danang, Vietnam
Organisers: Asian Golf Industry Federation, Danang Tourism, BRG Group
For details, contact the AGIF’s PK Ong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.