The reach of the Golf Industry Show will now include the Golf Course Builders Association of America. The GCBAA has agreed to join the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) in presenting the Golf Industry Show.
The inaugural Golf Industry Show, which combines the GCSAA and NGCOA trade shows, will take place 10th – 12th February 2005 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. The CMAA will become associated with the event in 2007 in Anaheim, California, after conducting its 2005 World Conference on Club Management and Exposition, 27th February to 3rd March in New Orleans and its 2006 gathering in Honolulu.
GCBAA previously had a presence at the GCSAA International Golf Course Conference and Show in conducting a variety of events for its constituents, including its annual membership meeting. The GCBAA will continue to sponsor those activities, but will now participate in various trade show features, most notably the Building of the Green Solution Centre. GCBAA members will be demonstrating construction methods and providing information regarding putting green complexes.
“We are pleased to partner with GCSAA, NGCOA and CMAA in the Golf Industry Show,” GCBAA President Tommy Sasser said. “From the GCBAA member standpoint, exposure to key decision-makers whether by exhibiting or networking is of significant value. From the attendee perspective, securing comprehensive business solutions from those who own, build and manage a course will only strengthen their facility’s operations.”
While the trade shows of the organizations will be combined to form a new industry event, each will retain autonomous education conferences that will run concurrently with the Golf Industry Show. The objective is to present an industry trade show that represents significant aspects of a golf operation – from ownership, feasibility and design, construction and operations.
The GCBAA is a non-profit trade association of America’s foremost golf course builders and leading suppliers to the golf course construction industry. It was founded in the early 1970s, and its members represent all segments of the golf course construction industry. www.GCBAA.org.