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Registration Opens for Golf Business Conference 2020,
at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida

Charleston, S.C. (October 2, 2019) - The Golf Business Conference is the largest annual meeting of golf course owners and operators, and beginning this year will be located at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. Golf Business Conference 2020 (GBC20) welcomes owners and operators of golf courses of every size and type; registration is open now for this valuable and meaningful event, now in its 40th year from the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). Golf professionals, golf course owners and operators who want to attend, and industry suppliers interested in sponsoring, can learn more and register at www.GolfBusinessConference.com.

GBC20 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from January 20-22 (overlapping the PGA Merchandise Show, January 21-24). A GBC20 full conference pass will include all GBC20 education and networking activities, PLUS full admission to the PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day and extensive and impressive exhibition hall.

“What an amazing week to be in Orlando,” said Jay Karen, NGCOA’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is the week to focus on improving your business and building helpful connections and friendships. There is also no better place to demo operations technology, try some equipment, check out the latest retail goods and the myriad of other types of service providers. We welcome anyone operating a golf course to this conference.” As in years past, Golf Business Conference will cast a bright spotlight on education and networking: more than 15 expertly-led education sessions over 2 days; a pre-conference Master Class; a Master Minds session; the annual Yamaha Golf Outing; and the annual Celebration & Awards Dinner where NGCOA recognizes the most outstanding members and industry professionals of the past year.

The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show exhibition hall will offer GBC20 attendees:

  • Approximately 1,000 leading golf companies and brands, taking up nearly 10 miles of Show aisles
  • One million square feet of interactive exhibit, product demonstration and industry presentation space
  • Meaningful, face-to-face networking with nearly 40,000 owner and operator peers, PGA Professionals,
    manufacturing executives, VIP retailers and international industry leaders
  • Countless opportunities for new product discovery, new equipment and technology testing, golf fashion
    introductions, merchandise sourcing, education programs and professional networking

All GBC20 education sessions will be eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) for Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Club Management Association of America (CMAA), and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

About the National Golf Course Owners Association
The NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, visit www.ngcoa.org or call 1-800-933-4262.

Media Contact: Renee Flowers, Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA, rflowers@ngcoa.org 


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