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Registration opens for 2020 Golf Industry Show in Orlando

GCSAA showcases education, exhibitors and tournament at leading industry event

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) can now register and make hotel reservations for the annual Golf Industry Show, Jan. 25-30 in Orlando. Non-member registration will open Oct. 29.

GCSAA and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), will offer a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and hands-on access to golf course and facility management solutions for golf industry professionals.

The 2020 Golf Industry Show (GIS) will be held at the Orange County Convention Center and kicks off with the annual GCSAA Golf Championships, followed by four days of innovative education and a trade show designed for golf facility owners and managers, including the association’s 18,000 members, as well as for the industries that market to those facilities.

“Orlando continues as a favorite among attendees and exhibitors for its great facilities and family-friendly locale that provides a wonderful backdrop for the educational and networking opportunities the Golf Industry Show is known for,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “We are also excited for the enhanced opportunities for attendees this year thanks to our new presenting partners, GCBAA and ASGCA.”

The GCSAA Education Conference will provide more than 400 hours of content and is full of new offerings for 2020. The 103 seminars offered include 59 new and 44 returning favorites. All 23 free sessions in Orlando will debut new content. A focused education track on labor issues will make its debut, along with an expanded emotional health track and other tracks dedicated to best management practices, water, equipment management, business and environmental management.

More than 500 exhibitors are expected to fill the trade show floor of the convention center. Returning for 2020 will be “Inside the Shop,” a full, interactive replica of a maintenance facility that showcases an efficient, cost-effective and safe work environment with live education and demonstration activities. Attendees will be able to take advantage of hands-on learning and demonstrations throughout the trade show floor, including golf course dog demonstrations, First Green education and, new this year, drone education and demonstrations in the Tech Education Pavilion.

Premier events during GIS will include the Opening Session on Wednesday morning before the tradeshow floor opens and the Trade Show Block Party and Closing Celebration on Thursday.

The upcoming rotation of cities for the Golf Industry Show will be Las Vegas in 2021 and San Diego in 2022.

Registration and more information is available on the GIS website at

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About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative conference and trade show combining education, networking opportunities and practical solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders. The largest exhibit floor in the industry features the "Inside the Shop" presentation area, GCSAA TV stage, education on the trade show floor, new product showcase, Silent Auction and more.

The Golf Industry Show is presented jointly with the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). Participating partners include National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
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