Dana Point, California, United States: The PGA Merchandise Show has been named the ‘Greatest Show of 2017’ at the 2018 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards Gala.
The TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit annually salutes the largest and most accomplished trade shows of the previous year, and the 2018 event at Monarch Beach Resort drew a large crowd of show organisers for the celebration and a full schedule of educational sessions and networking opportunities.
“The PGA Merchandise Show has evolved to serve the industry through the ups and downs of the golf market,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Through this period, the PGA Show team has stayed even closer to its customers, and worked side-by-side with the PGA of America to anticipate market changes, adapt to industry developments and create new resources to help PGA Professionals, exhibitors and the golf industry prosper.
“We are very honoured, humbled and excited to be named the ‘Greatest Show of 2017’ by Trade Show Executive and will continue to work diligently to improve the PGA Merchandise Show each year.”
The PGA Merchandise Show, established in 1954, is organised in partnership with the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“We are pleased with this important industry recognition for the PGA Merchandise Show and are proud of the strong partnership between the PGA of America and Reed Exhibitions,” said PGA of America Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Price. “Each year the PGA Merchandise Show is the largest gathering of PGA Professionals and an important opportunity for the global golf industry to connect face-to-face.
“Together, we strive to deliver tremendous value to PGA Professionals, manufacturers and industry leaders to drive the business of the game and to help the sport evolve.”
The 2019 PGA Merchandise Show will take place in Orlando from January 22-25.
Tokyo, Japan: The Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan, one of Asia’s eldest and most respected sporting organisations, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation.