We’re just a week away from BTME 2019 and I’m proud to say that BTME 2019 will be massive, with a timetable of events that is bursting at the seams.
From the Continue to Learn education programme, where we’ve provided 1,000 more education places than in 2018, to the record number of exhibitors who will pack out the halls of the Harrogate Convention Centre, we expect to welcome more than 5,000 BIGGA members, greenkeepers and other members of the golf and turf industries to what will be our largest-ever event.
A new layout has seen the show utilise 25% more exhibition space than in previous years, shifting the exhibition towards the Harrogate Convention Centre’s Main Auditorium, a spectacular showcase venue that can accommodate almost 2,000 people and will play host to the BIGGA Welcome Celebration sponsored by Jacobsen, along with other major events throughout the week.
The expansion of BTME arose due to its incredible popularity among our exhibitors and that decision has proved fruitful as we have over 30 new exhibitors attending this year and returning exhibitors have on average taken 14% more stand space than in 2018.
In taking a close look at how we could improve upon the existing offering, the BIGGA team has been working hard all year to come up with a whole host of innovative ways to improve the visitor experience and further enhance BTME’s position as the premier turf management exhibition in Europe.
The programme of events is extensive and you can find out more by heading to www.btme.org.uk. BTME runs from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 January 2019 and you can register online now.
Jim Croxton, Chief Executive Officer, BIGGA