With 30 weeks still to go the EGIA says that this year’s show is already larger than the 1999 version. In excess of 6,000 square metres has been sold. Exhibitors include Cobra, Titleist & Footjoy, Ping, Hippo, Lynx, Cutter & Buck, Fazer, Glenmuir, Burberry and Sunderland of Scotland. Mr Renà© Bros, Exhibition Manager, said, “We are delighted by the support we have received from our partners, the PGA and the EGIA and the rest of the industry.” Golfexpo will be held at the NEC Birmingham from 2nd to 5th November. For the first two days the exhibition, which is intended to Europe’s premier golf show, will be trade only.
Centre Exhibitions, a subsidiary of the NEC Group, is now in the final stages of purchasing the “Clubhouse Exhibition” which has run at Stoneleigh for the past two years. This will appeal to a wider selection of exhibitors wishing to present their products and services to golf club owners, managers and secretaries and will be an additional attraction for trade visitors. The final details and legal formalities will be completed within the next few days.
The new Golfexpo 2000 web site offers all visitors, both trade and public, a unique insight into this year’s event. It includes local leisure information and links to golfing news from the PGA web site. The site is now live and can be visited at www.golfexpo.co.uk
People wishing to find out more about the event will see a full list of features and events. Highlights include the Chip & Run Theatre – a real turf area for club demonstrations and trick shots, an auction of historical and celebrity golf equipment and fashion shows featuring stylish clothes and equipment. The list of attractions will be updated to provide a complete source of information.
The site will also include online competitions to win prizes ranging from golf equipment to tickets for top golf tournaments. At Golfexpo itself there will an opportunity to win a pair of season tickets to the Ryder Cup on each of the public days.
The web site also offers the facility of booking tickets online. Renà© Bros comments, “This web site provides everything for someone interested in attending the event: details of what is happening, who is going to be there, how to get there, where to stay and a quick link to book tickets instantly. Links to PGA tournament news, world rankings and a tour guide make this site an unmissable stop for the golf fan.”