Lawrence, Kansas, United States: The annual Golf Industry Show (GIS) will return to Orlando in February 2017, with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) focusing on key issues ranging from best management practices to advocacy.
GCSAA will also recognise its annual award winners, including retired superintendent Paul R. Latshaw, this year’s recipient of the Old Tom Morris Award.
The 2017 GIS will carry the theme Making the Turn and will be held from February 4-9 at the Orange County Convention Centre (West).
The show kicks off each year with the GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of an innovative education and trade show event designed for golf facility owners and managers, including the association’s 17,500 members, as well as for the industries that market to those facilities.
The industry show has been held in Orlando every third year since 1996.
“Orlando is one of our established destinations for the Golf Industry Show. Our industry partners and members look forward to going back each time and feeling like they are at home,” said Rhett Evans, the GCSAA’s Chief Executive Officer.
“This is truly the place to be if you are in the golf management field, as a golf facility owner or an industry partner.”
More than 500 exhibitors are expected, with most coming from the four sectors of equipment, turf applications, golf carts and accessories.
The next events are scheduled for San Antonio in 2018 and San Diego in 2019.
In addition to offering programmes for industry professionals, the GIS also reaches students through the annual Collegiate Turf Bowl, a highlight of the week for hundreds of future industry professionals who test their classroom and field knowledge as part of a team representing their school.
The GIS is presented jointly with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), along with the supporting organisations: the Golf Course Builders Association of America, the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the National Golf Foundation, the United States Golf Association and the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association.
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