Be part of BTME 2024

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) returns to Harrogate Convention Centre January 23-25 – with greenkeepers from across the UK and Europe coming together to learn, network and discuss the future of the industry at the three-day event.

BTME will also provide an incredibly rare opportunity to be in the presence of two of golf’s most famous trophies – with the Claret Jug and the AIG Women’s Open Championship trophy set to be on the stage for the BTME 2024 Breakfast Session.

Karl Hansell, BIGGA’s head of marketing and communications, said: “The core audience for BTME is undoubtedly golf greenkeepers, but anyone who has an interest in what goes on behind the scenes of the golf industry is welcome to come along for this free exhibition and trade show. Whether you’re a club manager, committee member, or just a fan of the professional game and want to get up close to two major championship trophies, BTME is a fascinating couple of days that makes clear the extraordinary efforts that take place behind the scenes to make golf happen – from the grassroots up to the championship level.”

Taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, adjacent to the Harrogate Convention Centre, the Breakfast Session will tell the agronomic story of The 151st Open and AIG Women’s Open, giving a behind-the-scenes insight into the people and challenges faced by those who worked to make both major Championships possible.

Joining host Gareth Jones will be course managers James Bledge of Royal Liverpool and Michael Mann of Walton Heath. Also on the panel will be representatives of The R&A’s Sustainable Agronomy Team including Alistair Beggs, Adam Newton and Richard Windows. These key personnel are responsible for ensuring the highest standards of course presentation at R&A championships in line with sustainability ambitions. Together they will share their experiences and learnings from the staging of these global events.

The Breakfast Session is free to attend for all visitors to BTME, and there is no need to book in advance.

Following the morning session, both trophies will be moved to The R&A stand within the halls of the Harrogate Convention Centre, where attendees will be able to get up close to these historic and storied trophies.

Also as part of BTME, attendees will have access to more than 130 exhibitors from across the turf management industry, as well as being able to take part in Continue to Learn (events Jan 21-24) – BIGGA’s world-renowned education conference which shares knowledge and expertise through more than 200 hours of presentations, classes and seminars with world-renowned experts.

BIGGA members, turf managers, golf club owners and management, and industry decision makers are all welcome to be part of BTME. To register, click here