|2012 PGA Expo Attracts Top Vendors, Buyers to Las Vegas Next Week, August 20-22|
|More than 200 top golf companies and brands are exhibiting at the 2012 PGA Expo next week at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.|
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The final program and schedule of events for the 2012 PGA Expo is attracting top vendors, influential buyers and industry leaders to a marketplace of inspired solutions for merchandising top new products, learning effective business-building strategies and sharing best practices in growing the game, Aug. 20-22, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thousands of industry professionals representing top golf destinations, resorts, golf clubs, retail stores, mass merchandisers and golf organizations from 47 U.S. states and 28 countries are expected to attend and take advantage of a robust schedule of exhibits from more than 200 top golf companies and brands, indoor and outdoor product testing, fashion programs, education seminars, industry presentations and professional networking events.
The PGA Expo, now in its 28th year, begins with new instruction workshops, 4:00–6:00 p.m., followed by the PGA Expo Demo Night, 6:00–9:00 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 20, at the Callaway Golf Center, just off the Las Vegas Strip. Exhibits, education seminars, fashion programs, industry presentations, and special events will take place at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Returning to the apparel industry's "Fashion Week" and the upscale Venetian Ballroom, the PGA Expo is positioned at the center of the MAGIC™, MODA™, MRket®, and ACCESSORIES: The Show®* events.
"The 2012 PGA Expo is packed full of inspiration with exciting, new vendors and merchandise, valuable business resources, and fun events that bring together golf professionals from all regions and sectors of the golf industry," said PGA Golf Exhibitions Industry Vice President John McGeary. "We are experiencing a nice uptick in Show attendance and education conference registration and look forward to an energetic business atmosphere at our PGA Expo events next week."
General Schedule of Events
PGA Expo Instruction Workshops
PGA Expo Demo Night
Main Stage Presentations
Hank Haney – Excel Through Golf - 8/21, 9:00 a.m.
Fashion Designer Panel - 8/21, 10:00 a.m.
Jim Fannin – Golf Success 2.0 - 8/22, 9:00 a.m.
Equipment & Instruction Section
Fashion Row, Las Vegas Fashion Week & Apparel Companies
Some of the brightest brands in apparel will be showing off their newest designs at the 2012 PGA Expo, including Abacus, adidas Golf, Ahead, Antigua, Ashworth, Bobby Jones, Callaway, Carnoustie, Cobra Puma Golf, Cutter & Buck, Donald Ross Sportswear, Dunning Golf, Ecco, EP Pro, Fairway & Greene, FootJoy, Gear for Sports, Greg Norman Collection, Imperial Headwear, J. Lindeberg, Kentwool, Linksoul, Maui Jim, Nivo, PGA Authentic, Page & Tuttle, Ping Apparel, Pukka Headwear, Sport Haley, Straight Down, Sunice, Tommy Hilfiger, Travis Mathew, Under Armour, Zero Restriction and many others.
PGA Expo Education Conference
PGA Expo Industry Reception
New Product Zone
New Professional Networking Lounge
AGM Summer Forum & Product Preview
Allied Golf Organizations
The Nevada National Golf Course Owners Association (NvGCOA) Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1:00–4:00 p.m. at The Venetian. The organization will offer education sessions based on "Maximizing Profit Throughout Your Operation" and present the Nevada 2012 Course of the Year Award. Industry professionals attending the PGA Expo may attend at no fee. Seating is limited; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Golf Sales Representatives Association (NGSA), representing over 3,400 independent and company golf sales representatives, will provide a central networking and communications hub for NGSA members and golf sales representatives in Booth #936. Additionally, the NGSA will offer employment postings for open sales representative positions at more than 229 golf companies currently listed in the NGSA's The Sales Leader "Reps Wanted Section."
The Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI) organization will host an industry networking reception on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 4:00 p.m., in The Venetian Bellini 2001B meeting room. The reception is open to all PGA Expo attendees.
The International Network of Golf (ING) organization will host a private networking room in the Lagasse Stadium during the PGA Expo Industry Reception on Tuesday night, Aug. 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
PGA Expo Registration
The PGA Expo and PGA Merchandise Show are organized in partnership with The PGA of America.
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