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 be held Feb. 4-9 at the Orange County Convention Center (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, and our industry partners and members look forward to going back each time and feeling like they are at home," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. "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.
The GCSAA presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring the always-popular Answers on the Hour and Tech Tips, as well as the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders.
The GIS is presented jointly with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), along with supporting organizations: 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. The NGCOA and GCSAA both hold Education and Business sessions in the same week as GIS
For more information, visit www.golfindustryshow.com
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America www.gcsaa.org