Harrogate Week 2009, the amenity turf industry's event of the year run by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), held up extremely well in the face of the financial downturn.
Attendance figures for the three day Exhibition were actually well up on the equivalent show in 2007, the last occasion it occupied Halls A, B, C and M (Hall Q was also used in 2008 as the major machinery manufacturers who exhibit every other year were in attendance). A total of 7638 visitors attended the Show as against 6653, in '07, with 8641 attending the bigger '08 Harrogate Week.
In addition, 1857 visitors took advantage of the many educational events which stretched over five days. The workshops and seminars proved extremely popular and showed the desire among turf professionals to keep up to date in a fast moving ever- changing industry.
"We are delighted with the success of Harrogate Week 2009. The feedback we have had from exhibitors and visitors has been extremely positive and reinforces our belief that Harrogate Week offers a unique opportunity for the industry to come together once a year for mutual benefit," said BIGGA Chief Executive, John Pemberton.
Harrogate Week 2010 will be held in the third week in January 2010. The Education Programme will run from Sunday January 17 to Thursday January 21 with the Exhibition running from Tuesday January 19 to Thursday January 21.
For further information please contact BIGGA Communications Manager, Scott MacCallum email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01347 833800 Mob: 07767 242863