Confidence in Golf Europe has been underlined by the signing of a new five-year agreement with the PGA of Europe, the third such contract since the show’s inauguration in 1993.
Jaime Ortiz-Patino, president of the PGAE and owner of Valderrama, will complete the formalities at the 2002 Show, taking place from 30th September to 2nd October in the spectacular new Munich Trade Centre. The ceremony will be a symbolic occasion illustrating how the event has outgrown its former home at MOC Sport and Fashion Centre.
The clash with the re-arranged Ryder Cup matches at the De Vere Belfry has caused Golf Europe 2002 to start a day later than usual. Many exhibitors and buyers will hurry from the UK to Germany overnight. Enthusiasm and potential business have grown encouragingly.
“Since our link with Golf Europe began in 1993 we have seen its popularity with all branches of golf grow by the year, “ commented Jaime Ortiz-Patino. “Now, to see it established in such a large and futuristic new trade centre, and to witness its continuing success despite the difficulties encountered since September 11 is a most rewarding experience.”
The three-day, trade-only gathering of representatives of the golf industry, buyers from virtually every country where the game is played, PGA officials from across the world and the global community of golf professionals, coincides with Munich’s internationally famous Oktoberfest. The maxim “mixing business with pleasure” has never been more appropriate.
Golf Europe 2002 www.golf-europe.de
PGA of Europe www.pgae.com