The PGA Expo, 19-21 August in Las Vegas, features the most extensive showing of top golf brands and pre-registered industry professionals to participate in the annual industry event in recent years.
Thousands of PGA Professionals, golf buyers and industry leaders are expected to attend the PGA Expo to source the newest golf-related merchandise from some 200 vendors; test the latest equipment; learn the most innovative advancements in golf technology; participate in hands-on, high impact teaching and business education programs and network among peers during PGA Expo events held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and TaylorMade Golf Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The biggest names in golf equipment manufacturing including Callaway Golf, PING, COBRA PUMA GOLF, Nike Golf, TaylorMade Golf and Wilson Golf among others will showcase their newest equipment. Nearly 100 golf and resort lifestyle apparel brands will feature their newest collections, while a concentration of golf technology products and service providers will exhibit and demonstrate on the Show floor and in a new “Tech Talk” series on the event main stage.
“The combination of top vendors and buyers, plus stand-out new professional programming has created a heightened level of interest and excitement heading into next week’s PGA Expo in Las Vegas,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President Ed Several. “It is a collaborative effort with The PGA of America and our many industry partners in organizing the PGA Expo to provide the very best business setting and professional resources to build the business of golf and grow the game.”
Market leaders such as Callaway Golf, COBRA PUMA GOLF, Nike Golf, PING, TaylorMade Golf and Wilson Golf among others will showcase their newest equipment at the 2013 PGA Expo. Nearly 100 golf and resort lifestyle apparel brands will feature their newest collections, while a concentration of golf technology products and service providers will exhibit and demonstrate on the Show floor and in a new “Tech Talk” series on the event main stage.
2013 PGA Expo Demo Night
The 2013 PGA Expo begins with the annual PGA Expo Demo Night where PGA Professionals and golf buyers will be able to field test the latest equipment, training aids and accessories first hand from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the new TaylorMade Golf Experience (formerly the CallawayGolfCenter.) Leading equipment companies will demonstrate the latest innovations in technology with their newest equipment at the facility’s two-tiered 113-stall, lighted driving range, plus the putting and chipping greens. CHAMP is the official tee sponsor and Pukka is the official headwear sponsor of PGA Expo Demo Night. PGA Expo show badges are required for entry. PGA Professionals will receive 3 MSR Service credits for attending Demo Night. View participating companies and learn more about Demo Night.
PGA Expo Fashion Designer Panel
The PGA Expo Fashion Designer Panel returns to the Main Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. to feature renowned designers Mossimo Giannulli of G/Fore, Chris Rosaasen of Travis Mathew and Tim Dally of Tom Morris. ‘Golf Digest’ Fashion Director Marty Hackel and Golf Channel fashion aficionado Win McMurry once again will moderate the lively discussion of the latest trends and crossover merchandising opportunities of golf, resort and lifestyle apparel. For more information on the event and designers, please visit www.PGAExpo.com/FashionPanel
Leading apparel companies will feature their latest collections in the PGA Expo “Fashion Row”, located just outside the Venetian Grand Ballroom doors and in the spotlight for thousands of attending apparel exhibition attendees. On the Show floor, a strong showing of golf and resort apparel lines will host numerous fashion presentations while providing industry professionals with comprehensive looks at their latest lines for 2014.
PGA Expo Club Performance & Testing Center
The PGAExpoClubPerformance & TestingCenter features an indoor golf range and test center. PGA Professionals and golf retailers can experience hands-on testing of the newest equipment and the latest advances in technology and design from leading golf manufacturers including Callaway Golf, PING, Flightscope, Foresight, TaylorMade Golf, Wilson Golf, Tour Edge and BK Golf.
Tech Talk Exhibitor Pavillion
PGA Professionals and golf retailers will be able to learn the benefits of using the latest software to increase facility revenue in one convenient setting of the new Tech Talk Exhibitor Pavilion. The new Tech Talk area of the Show floor will focus on the latest Point of Sale systems, tee time reservation programs, league scheduling, online retail/ecommerce, and other revenue generating software. Each featured company in the Tech Talk area will present a 15-minute “Let’s Talk Tech” session detailing the benefits of the technology they are offering on the PGA Expo Main Stage.
New Product Zone
The New Product Zone is one of the most popular areas on the Show Floor because it is the best place to see all the newest merchandise in one location. The New Product Zone, located in the 100 aisle, is being expanded to accommodate growing interest by exhibitors and attendees and will be segmented by equipment, apparel and accessories. Influential PGA Professionals and buyers will vote for the top three products of the New Product Zone. Award winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the PGA Expo Main Stage.
PGA Expo Registration
Advance registration for the 2013 PGA Expo is open to industry professionals online at www.pgaexpo.com
The PGA Expo is a trade industry-only event. Onsite registration is available at the Venetian Ballroom with proper golf industry credentials.
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