The organisers of the 2009 Scottish Golf Show have been handed another major boost, with confirmation that VisitScotland has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the three-day event.
This announcement follows hot on the heels of news that the 2009 staging of the increasingly popular annual golfing extravaganza will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow for the first time, from 20-22 March, after three successful years at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, near Edinburgh.
VisitScotland has been an associate sponsor of the Scottish Golf Show since its inception in 2006 and event director, Tom Lovering, is delighted to welcome them back on-board for a fourth consecutive year.
He commented, “Since its inauguration three years ago, the Scottish Golf Show has evolved rapidly into the perfect curtain-raiser to the new season here in Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’. It goes without saying that the support and backing of VisitScotland has been crucial in achieving this and so I am thrilled to welcome them back for the 2009 event.
“This announcement is a major boost for us as we prepare to launch the show in Glasgow for the first time and, with an estimated 20,000 visitors expected to attend; we are looking forward to the Scottish Golf Show becoming one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe.”
VisitScotland’s product manager for golf Mark McCardie added, “The Scottish Golf Show has proven to be highly successful since its launch and it is hugely appealing to us that the organisers recognise the importance of the Scottish market to the golf tourism industry.
“We look forward to connecting with this exceptionally valuable local audience during next year’s event and being associated with the Scottish Golf Show as it makes the move to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.”
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