The PGA of America and PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions has announced the addition of the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit and several new business building platforms to the schedule of the 58th PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., 27-29 January 2011.
More than 40,000 PGA Professionals, retailers and business leaders from around the world will be able to access over 1,000 new and emerging golf companies and learn from a multitude of business programs designed to move the business of golf forward in 2011. Product sourcing, vendor merchandising programs, equipment testing, education seminars, up to 46 MSR credit opportunities, industry presentations, professional networking and industry recognition programs will fill a busy calendar of events at golf’s annual global marketplace.
Among the new programs: the addition of the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit to Show Week (24-25 January); four unique new Product Discovery areas; a new Fashion Showcase Gallery and stage; a new golf travel pavilion; a new Show entrance featuring golf product and fashion previews; the ‘Inventors Spotlight’ featuring undiscovered golf product inventions; new expert presenters and timely topics within the Education Conference of 65-plus seminars; and a new user-friendly website at www.pgashow.com to offer a resource of show-specific and year-round professional business tools.
“The combined business resources available to PGA Professionals and industry leaders during the PGA Merchandise Show offer tremendous value year in and year out, ” said Allen Wronowski, president of The PGA of America and PGA director of golf at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md. “The new and returning programs at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show will help us all enhance our businesses from grassroots applications at golf facilities through global initiatives to grow the game.”
“Each year we introduce new programs and enhance returning programs based on feedback from attendees and exhibitors,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “The PGA Merchandise Show traditionally serves as a catalyst for business in the new year and we are pleased to offer these new and improved programs for the industry to connect, learn and move their business forward in 2011.”
Industry professionals may register free in advance of the Show, take advantage of early travel discounts and find detailed event information at www.pgashow.com