As the clocks go back it's time to look forward to BTME 2015 as bookings continue to pour in for the superb Continue to Learn education programme and four halls of the Harrogate International Centre prepare to feature hundreds of exhibitors.
Europe's biggest turf management exhibition has also been boosted by the announcement that Jacobsen, John Deere and Toro have decided to exhibit in January. In a move which acknowledges the importance of BTME in the turf management calendar, the three brands are set to take small-scale stands at January's event and have also committed to return in 2016 with a full scale presence.
They join over a hundred other exhibitors from across the industry covering course design, club management, drainage, fertilisers, machinery, landscaping, spraying and much more - reinforcing the message that a visit to BTME makes you a better turf manager.
This also confirms that the thousands of expected visitors will be able to tour four halls with two main entrances when the exhibition opens on Tuesday 20 January.
BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: "With our largest ever Continue to Learn programme already attracting hundreds of bookings and 3,000 delegates expected, I'm very confident the halls will again be buzzing with decision makers from every corner of the industry.
"We are therefore delighted to welcome Jacobsen, John Deere and Toro to the exhibition. We believe strongly that the annual gathering of turf management professionals in the unique environment of Harrogate is a not to be missed event, and it's great that these companies have made the decision to support the event in this way. Whilst their presence at the event will be low key, it's fantastic that they will be in attendance and have also committed to exhibiting in full force in 2016."
Gina Putnam, Director, Marketing & Communications International, Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, said: "With the tough economic conditions being experienced throughout the UK golf industry we at Jacobsen have recently reviewed our marketing strategy and taken the decision to support BTME in 2015. Our policy going forward will alternate between small and large stands, so for 2015 we will have a limited presence, but will return in 2016 with a more significant stand. This shift of policy clearly demonstrates our continuing support for BIGGA and the industry in general."
To avoid the queues pre-register for BTME 2015 now by visiting BIGGA's dedicated BTME website www.btme.org.uk.