Nicklaus Brand Council Global Summit in Whistler, BC
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-08-01
It was a gathering of friends and partners and an opportunity to map global plans together. Nicklaus licensees from around the world came to Whistler, B.C., Canada for a summit to share ideas, create strategy, and preview the Spring 2020 Jack Nicklaus Apparel collections. Whistler is also home to Nicklaus North, the signature golf course Jack designed and opened in 1996.
Trisula International, Indonesia’s premier company specializing in garment manufacturing and management of popular apparel brands, including Jack Nicklaus, was named Nicklaus Licensee of the Year. The Jack Nicklaus brand in Indonesia is experiencing its third consecutive year of 15-20% growth, as part of the global Nicklaus brands that generate over $300 million in retail sales each year.
“It is our privilege to have the Jack Nicklaus brand associated with so many stellar companies and brand ambassadors,” said Andy O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Licensing & Communications, Nicklaus Companies. “Our strategy is to identify the top company in each market to distribute our branded products and to create long-term relationships to grow the brand. Our summit is a great opportunity to collaborate with our partners in building this success. I would like to give a special thank you to Mr. Nishigaki-san, who served as Chairman of KOSUGI and helped grow the Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear brands in Japan, a business launched 50 years ago.”
Mr. Nishigaki-san was presented with a special Waterford Crystal bear and a letter from Jack as a sign of gratitude for his dedication to the brands over his career.
In addition to the new 2020 men’s and women’s apparel lines, new headwear collections from AHEAD were presented by Jess Georgenes, while new partner Shalom International Corporation, represented by John, Linda, and Bryan Mestel, unveiled new Nicklaus-branded sunscreen, men’s grooming products, and accessories.