Harrogate, England: The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) returns next week with more than 5,000 turf managers, greenkeepers, golf club owners and industry decision makers expected to head through the doors of the Harrogate International Centre.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: “With the New Year comes new ambitions for those who manage the United Kingdom and Ireland’s golf courses, and BTME is perfectly timed for greenkeepers to gain inspiration from the latest innovations in the turf industry, while BIGGA members can also take advantage of the unparalleled programme of education on offer.”
Starting on Sunday (January 15), Continue to Learn at BTME will feature more than 240 hours of education, to be presented by 75 industry and career development experts.
The comprehensive education programme is bigger than ever and is already shattering records as BIGGA members sign up for the workshops and seminars.
The spokesperson said: “Running from January 17-19, BTME will cover everything from artificial grass to course furniture, irrigation to fertilisers, and much more.
“With so many turf professionals and industry experts in one place, BTME offers unrivalled networking opportunities.
“From Ryder Cup superintendents to the man tasked with bringing golf back to the Olympics, an unprecedented level of turf management expertise will congregate in Harrogate.”
In addition, BTME will be a host of partner events, such as the Turf Managers’ Conference.
Also taking place is the Golf Business and Industry Convention (GolfBIC), which enables golf course owners and operators, secretaries, general managers and golf club operational staff to meet some of the leading names in the industry.
Other organisations that will be hosting events include the Golf Club Managers Association, the Greenkeepers Training Committee, the Sports Turf Research Institute and BASIS.
One of the highlights of the BTME calendar is the Welcome Celebration, held in the Royal Hall. Once again it will be presented by BBC presenter Naga Munchetty, herself a prominent figure in the movement to get more ladies and girls playing golf.
During the evening, the winners of the BIGGA Awards will be announced, while the winner of the BIGGA Photographic Competition will be honoured.
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