The Golf Industry Show received the No. 82 ranking from Tradeshow Week 200 for its strong performance in Anaheim, Calif., February 2007.
Tradeshow Week compiles data submitted from trade shows and ranks the 200 largest annual trade shows in the United States. Rank is determined by net square feet of paid exhibit space. Show listings include: net square feet, number of exhibiting companies, number of professional attendees, number of exhibiting personnel, space rates and location. The ranking covers the 2007 calendar year only.
The Golf Industry Show is presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), along with supporting organizations Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the National Golf Foundation (NGF).
The total attendance was 23,109, including 981 exhibitors covering 291,250 square feet of exhibit space. Officials were pleased with the final statistics and reviews, given that the West Coast traditionally attracts fewer attendees and exhibitors.
Sponsoring organizations had the following comment: "This is validation of what was a very successful show. Although the inaugural show was in 2005 in Orlando, the 2007 show in Anaheim was the first of the current form, since it was the first year with CMAA participating. The 2007 show also provided momentum heading into the record-setting 2008 show in Orlando."
The Golf Industry Show is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders.
The 2009 Golf Industry Show will be held Feb. 5-7 in New Orleans. Visit www.golfindustryshow.com.
For more information contact:
Jeff Bollig, GCSAA Director of Communications, 800-472-7878, ext. 4430
Joe Rice, NGCOA Director of Marketing and Communications, 800-933-4262, ext. 222
Jane Jacobs, CMAA Senior Director of Communications, 703-739-9500
Paul Foley, GCBAA Executive Director, 402-476-4444
Chad Ritterbusch, ASGCA Executive Secretary, 262-786-5960
Joe Beditz, NGF President/CEO, 561-744-6006