The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition is recognised as Europe’s leading gathering of turf maintenance professionals, major equipment manufacturers and the top names in the industry.
From humble beginnings as an educational conference for the members of the golf greenkeeping association, BTME has grown in popularity each year, firmly earning a reputation as the premier turf management event in Europe.
For a few days in January the historic spa town of Harrogate becomes a centre for turf maintenance professionals. Taking place in the spectacular surroundings of the Harrogate Convention Centre, there will be exclusive product launches, innovative machinery unveilings and an unmissable opportunity to network with major names in the turf industry.
BTME continues to grow and 2017 saw 4,460 individual visitors in attendance, with many returning for more than one day, such is the scale of the exhibition and conference. This number represented a 10% increase on the previous year, more than justifying the investment made by the 145 individual exhibiting companies who supported BTME, and without whom the event would not be possible.
And BIGGA hasn’t forgotten its roots either. There are more than 240 hours of educational workshops and seminars comprising the Continue to Learn programme. In 2017 this amounted to 6,096 combined hours of education, or more than two hours for every golf course in the United Kingdom.
Rupert Price, MD of Price Turfcare, attended BTME 2017 as an exhibitor and he said: “I’ve been to the show every year and Harrogate continues to be a great location for the show. It’s a great networking event and it’s nice to see some familiar faces and to meet some new people.”
Alongside BTME, which begins on Tuesday 23 January, will be a number of partner events, such as GolfBIC, the Golf Business & Industry Convention, a must-attend for golf club owners and operators, taking place within the impressive settings of the Harrogate Convention Centre’s Royal Hall.
Make sure you don’t miss out. Head to www.btme.org.uk for everything you need to know.
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