Longtime Golf Industry Show partners the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) have both increased their commitment to the event and have been named presenting partners.
The Golf Industry Show, produced annually by GCSAA, offers a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals. The GIS kicks off each year with the GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of innovative education and the golf course management industry’s largest trade show.
As presenting partners, GCBAA’s and ASGCA’s engagement in GIS will align more closely with the overall event offerings for golf course management professionals, including superintendents, architects, builders, course owners, equipment managers and more. This will include enhanced education and joint opportunities available to all attendees that will further the close links between the design, construction and management of golf courses.
“The Golf Industry Show is always evolving, and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities for all attendees that will come with the increased involvement of GCBAA and ASGCA,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “Although they have both always been an important part of the GIS family, we are excited to work with them as presenting partners.”
In addition to GCSAA, GCBAA and ASGCA, the Golf Industry Show also includes the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), National Golf Foundation (NGF) and United States Golf Association (USGA) as participating partners.
Golf Industry Show headed to Phoenix
The next Golf Industry Show will take place Jan. 25-30, 2020, in Orlando. Upcoming shows include Las Vegas in 2021, San Diego in 2022 and Orlando in 2023.
In addition, the GIS partners are pleased to announce that GIS will take place in Phoenix in 2024. The choice of Phoenix is the result of an updated GIS strategy that will rotate the show between Orlando, San Diego and a non-coastal, more central location.
Several years of post-GIS member surveys have indicated that GCSAA members want the event to be in a non-coastal city once every three years. The surveys also show that variety regarding the selection of non-coastal GIS sites is important. As a part of the updated GIS strategy, GIS will be rotated between five to six non-coastal sites, with no city hosting the show more than once every nine years.