Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show Set for Late October

merchshow-gg.jpgOntario PGA Members and golf buyers will be able to experience product sourcing, testing and comparison from the very best brands of golf and attend a myriad of new education and networking programs at the 2010 Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show, Oct. 26-28 at the International Centre in Toronto.

Ranging from industry newcomers to market leaders, more than 100 golf brands and companies will utilize the Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show to launch new products and innovative merchandising programs.

Exhibitors include Abacus, Bugatchi Uomo Apparel, Callaway Golf Canada, Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada, Club Car, FILA, Jamie Sadock, LIJA, Mizuno Canada, Nike Golf Canada, Pukka Headwear, Quagmire Golf, TaylorMade-adidas Canada and Wilson Sports.

"As the 2010 golf season winds down, the Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show provides industry professionals with an opportunity to preview products from the top names in golf, get re-energized and prepare for the 2011 season," said Dustin Kerr-Taylor, president of the Ontario PGA and Canadian PGA head golf professional at The Mandarin Golf & Country Club. "I also believe the new conference program will have much to offer for professionals looking to enhance their careers and provide more value to their employers."

Keynote sessions and timely topics are building an all-new conference program featuring seminars on golf instruction, facility operations, new marketing strategies, golf shop merchandising, growth of the game best practices and professional enrichment.

The 2010 Ontario PGA Show Conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the International Centre, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also, Ontario PGA Members and golf buyers will be able to enjoy multiple professional networking events including the complimentary Industry Networking Reception right on the Show floor (Hall 5) on the first evening of exhibition events, Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The Industry Networking Reception will include complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvres and a $2,000 Full Swing Swing Simulator contest. Additionally, the annual Ontario PGA Awards Dinner & Ceremony will follow the reception where the top Ontario PGA Members will be honored.

"This year's Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show is all about getting back to growing the business of golf and providing the education needed to achieve our goals with a little bit of fun mixed in," said PGA Golf Exhibitions Industry Vice President John McGeary. "We look forward to providing a dynamic marketplace for Ontario PGA Members, buyers, vendors and industry leaders to move the needle on business success, career growth and golf participation."

The Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show returns to the Toronto International Center, Hall 5, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Ontario PGA Show Conference program begins the annual industry gathering on Tuesday, Oct. 26, also at the International Centre, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Ontario PGA Show features more than 100 golf vendors, education seminars and professional networking events. It is an industry-only event and is not open to the public. Buyers, exhibitors and Ontario PGA Members can register and learn more information about the event online at www.ontariopgashow.ca.

The Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show, organized in partnership with the Ontario PGA, is one of three leading golf trade shows in the PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions' portfolio, including the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, and PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas.

 

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