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Golf Industry Show shifts to virtual format for 2021

Leading industry event offers education, trade show and networking opportunities

Lawrence, Kan. (Aug. 12, 2020) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has announced that the 2021 Golf Industry Show will transition to a virtual format from the previously planned in-person event in Las Vegas in February.

GCSAA and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), will offer a virtual experience that will continue the GIS’s long tradition of connecting attendees, exhibitors and industry experts through a progressive week of unparalleled education opportunities and access to golf facility solutions for golf industry professionals. In addition to the education, trade show and special events that will take place on the virtual platform the first week of February, attendees will also have the option to view or review all the content for an extended period after the show concludes.

The theme of the 2021 GIS — “Your space. Your pace. All in one place.” — not only reflects the ability of participants to attend the show from the safety of their homes or offices and consume the content on their own schedules, but also speaks to the convergence of industry experts that will be a part of the high-caliber education lineup in keeping with past GIS events.

“As we monitored the national landscape and sought input from our members and exhibitors, it was clear that a virtual event would offer the safest and best way to provide a quality GIS experience,” said GCSAA President John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS. “We are confident our attendees will embrace this interactive, cutting-edge virtual platform. In addition, we believe the virtual event will offer opportunities for those who may have not been able to attend in-person shows due to travel costs or time away from work. It is a unique situation where we have the ability to connect more industry professionals from all corners of the world than ever before.”

The 2021 GIS will be presented on a dynamic virtual platform, which is highly interactive, visually engaging and easy to use. The lineup will include concurrent education sessions, networking, special events and a virtual trade show.

A preview of the virtual platform and more information about the show is now available on golfindustryshow.com.

Registration for the 2021 Golf Industry Show will open Oct. 13.

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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 www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

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 www.eifg.org. 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 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).

Contact:
Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)
ahartmann@gcsaa.org

Mike Strauss
Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 5164
mstrauss@gcsaa.org