Staged at the H10 Andalucia Plaza in Marbella, the event attracted more than 100 delegates from 22 countries who got to share 12 excellent sessions, all part of the 10 Core Competences that CMAE teach and preach.
Delegates enjoyed presentations from club management industry leaders Javier Reviriego of Real Club Valderamma, Marc Newey of Roehampton Club and Paul Armitage of Le Golf National.
Other speakers on the programme included Susan Stevenson, Trevor Coughlan, Bill McFarlan, Lodewijk Klootwijk, Darshan Singh and Kevin Fish, all providing their observations on characteristics of a successful manager and high performing team.
Meanwhile, Rob Hill and Bennet DeLozier of Global Golf Advisors presented the findings of the CMAE 2017 European Club Benchmarking Survey.
The keynote speaker was Spaniard Manuel Pinero, an ex-Ryder Cup player and European Tour stalwart. He was interviewed by Reviriego during the gala dinner, at which £1,000 was raised for the European Club Education Foundation.
During the conference the CMAE held its Annual General Meeting where Newey handed over the Presidency to David Roy.
The conference highlighted some of the recent successes of CMAE members.
Debbie Pern (Deeside GC), Silvia Serrano (Real Club Valdermma) and Fernando Padron (Real Club Valderamma), who all gained their Certified Club Manager (CCM) certification this year, were presented with certificates.
Delegates rounded off the conference with a visit to Real Club Valderamma.