Members of the BIGGA team at Continue to Learn 2023

BIGGA set to break records at 2023 Turf Management Exhibition

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) takes place January 24-26 in Harrogate, with the 2023 edition set to break attendance records.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) organises and hosts the annual trade show and education conference at the Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire.

With 24 hours to go until the doors open on January 24, BIGGA reported 4,930 attendees had pre-registered for BTME – marking a significant increase on previous years. The previous record was set in 2019, when 3,344 visitors pre-registered to attend. This number includes 900 registrations from exhibitors, who play a vital role in the success of the event.

The number of pre-registrations also does not tell the full story, with visitors able to sign up for the show upon arrival at the Harrogate Convention Centre. In previous years pre-registration has accounted for around 50% of the total attendees – so BIGGA is confident that this year’s event will be among its most successful ever.

Alongside BTME, BIGGA hosts Continue to Learnm, which has seen 1,055 tickets sold to-date. The 2023 programme will provide more education hours than ever before across various formats, including a two-day conference and full and half-day classes. Free-to-attend seminars are also taking place during Tuesday and Wednesday with no pre-registration required for these.

Continue to Learn brings together speakers from a wide range of disciplines to provide practical learning, management advice and speak on other topics including mindfulness, leadership, personal health and wellbeing.

BIGGA chief executive Jim Croxton said: “The BTME pre-registration and Continue to Learn booking numbers are cause for celebration for everyone across the BIGGA community. BTME plays a significant role in setting the agenda for the coming year for the association and our members and we’re delighted that so many people continue to support us in this way. It’s clear that for our members and supporters, BTME is the event they enjoy, in the timing and the location that they want, and we’re delighted to be able to offer that to them once again. Where else can you meet the hosts of this year’s Ryder Cup and various other major championships alongside people discussing a sustainable future for the game or providing solutions and opportunities for every golf club in the country? BTME is a wonderful event and I’m incredibly excited to discover what this week holds. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the event as we couldn’t do it without you.”

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