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Mixed Reaction to Golf Trade Show Cancellation

March 4th, 2016

Following Monday’s news that the UK’s Golf Trade Show 2016 had been cancelled, the range of emotions has varied from delight to dismay, laced with surprise and, for some, a suspicion that the full story has not yet been told. (I am assured that it has.)

Some exhibitors have so far declined to comment and we await news from the PGA about alternative arrangements for their education event which is definitely set to continue, but I am grateful to the BGIA who responded to my request for a statement as follows:

“It is a shame that The Golf Trade Show, a once integral part of the golf industry calendar has been cancelled and that the organisers are unable to find a format that works for all concerned. As by far the largest golf market in Europe, the UK should clearly have its own trade event and we hope to see a new format emerge before long.

“We would like to thank Foremost and TGI for their hard work in staging some excellent Harrogate shows over the last six years; we respect their decision and look forward to continuing our support of their respective businesses.” British Golf Industry Association

What shape and style this ‘new format’ trade event may take remains to be seen but rumours of a return to Sandown Park in Surrey have been greeted by some of us more senior citizens with cries of ‘It’s déjà vu all over again!’

Geoff Russell, Publisher

gbc@golfbusinesslinks.net

@GBNPublisher

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