Lawrence, Kansas, United States: Long-time Golf Industry Show (GIS) partners Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) have both increased their commitment to the event and have been named presenting partners.
The GIS, produced annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), offers a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals.
The GIS kicks off each year with the GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of innovative education and the golf course management industry’s largest trade show.
As presenting partners, GCBAA’s and ASGCA’s engagement in GIS will align more closely with the overall event offerings for golf course management professionals including superintendents, architects, builders, course owners, equipment managers and more. This will include enhanced education and joint opportunities available to all attendees that will further the close links between the design, construction and management of golf courses.
“The Golf Industry Show is always evolving, and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities for all attendees that will come with the increased involvement of GCSBAA and ASGCA,” said Rhett Evans, the GCSAA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Although they have both always been an important part of the GIS family, we are excited to work with them as presenting partners.”
In addition, the GIS partners have announced that the GIS will take place in Phoenix in 2024. The choice of Phoenix is a result of an updated GIS strategy that will rotate the show between Orlando, San Diego and a non-coastal more central location.
In addition to GCSAA, GCBAA and ASGCA, the Golf Industry Show also includes participating partners National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), National Golf Foundation (NGF) and ther United States Golf Association (USGA).
The next GIS will take place from January 25-30, 2020, in Orlando. Upcoming shows include Las Vegas in 2021, San Diego in 2022 and Orlando in 2023.
Several years of post-GIS member surveys clearly indicate that GCSAA members want to have the GIS in a non-coastal city once every three years. The surveys also show that variety regarding the selection of non-coastal GIS sites is very important. As a part of this updated strategy, the GIS will be rotated between five to six non-coastal sites with no city hosting the show more than once every nine years.