The International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) announces the official opening of registration for the 2011 Virtual Trade Show (VTS) that will take place on March 23 -25.
Stephen Tucker, IGCEMA CEO stated, “We are excited this year to be hosting our second Virtual Trade Show. This year we have partnered with the GCSAA to not only help us with the marketing of the trade show but also we wanted to offer this tool for their membership as well. It is important with the current economy that we all make every effort to work together as a team and I believe this is a great opportunity for both of us to do just that. I am very excited to see where this year’s VTS takes us in terms of innovative new ideas, I think it’s exciting!”
The virtual trade show is a three-day, live, online event for suppliers, dealers and customers to gather for meaningful business development and relationship building. It provides rich communication tools to foster an online meeting place where suppliers and their customers can meet, learn and make buying decisions. Virtual trade show booths allow attendees to browse product information, conduct meetings and engage in discussions with suppliers via e-mail and chat tools.
The first golf industry Virtual Trade Show was put on last year by the IGCEMA and brought support from many major manufacturers such as Toro, John Deere Golf and Jacobsen. This year, both Toro and John Deere Golf, have signed on in support of the event as official sponsors for the second year in a row.
With the ability to reach a world-wide audience all in one place, without having to travel many say this is the future.
Bob Buckingham, CEO of Bernhard and Company Limited, said: “These days the Equipment Manager has an even bigger role in making the buying decision. Bernhard will definitely be signing up for the 2011 Virtual Trade Show. This year, with the support of GCSAA, we are expecting an even greater number of visitors.”
If you are looking for education, renewing an equipment lease, or just want to see what’s new and exciting then register today at www.virtualgolfshow.com
IGCEMA is a worldwide association for golf course technicians. An equipment technician is an integral part of the success of a golf management team, and is responsible for all the equipment used to maintain the golf course on a daily basis. Formed in 2006 to expand recognition and respect for golf course equipment managers, IGCEMA provides professionalism, standards, education, and achievement for its members.www.igcema.org