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Registration opens for 2020 Golf Industry Show in Orlando

by Oct 16, 2019 | GCSAA

GCSAA showcases exhibitors, education and tournament at leading industry event.

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) can now register and make hotel reservations for the annual Golf Industry Show, Jan. 25-30 in Orlando. Non-member registration will open Oct. 29.

GCSAA and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), will offer a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals.

The 2020 Golf Industry Show (GIS) will be held at the Orange County Convention Center and kicks off with the annual GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of innovative education and a trade show designed for golf facility owners and managers, including the association’s 18,000 members, as well as for the industries that market to those facilities.

“Orlando continues as a favorite among attendees and exhibitors for its great facilities and family-friendly locale that provides a wonderful backdrop for the educational and networking opportunities the Golf Industry Show is known for,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “We are also excited for the enhanced opportunities for attendees this year thanks to our new presenting partners, GCBAA and ASGCA.”

The GCSAA Education Conference will provide more than 400 hours of content and is full of new offerings for 2020. The 103 seminars offered include 59 new and 44 returning favorites. All 23 free sessions in Orlando will debut new content. A focused education track on labor issues will make its debut, along with an expanded emotional health track and other tracks dedicated to best management practices, water, equipment management, business and environmental management. 

More than 500 exhibitors are expected to fill the trade show floor of the convention center. Returning for 2020 will be “Inside the Shop,” a full, interactive replica of a maintenance facility that showcases an efficient, cost-effective and safe work environment with live education and demonstration activities. In addition, the Tech Education Pavilion will include a hands-on zone for drones.

Spotlight events during GIS will include the Opening Session on Wednesday morning before the tradeshow opening, and the Trade Show Block Party and Closing Celebration on Thursday. 

The upcoming rotation of cities for the Golf Industry Show will be Las Vegas in 2021 and San Diego in 2022.

Registration and more information is available on the GIS website at www.golfindustryshow.com.