GCSAA Conference and Trade Show attendance up 69 percent over 2022

By |  February 13, 2023 0 Comments
Photo: Golfdom Staff

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Attendance for the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show was up 69 percent over the 2022 show in San Diego, according to the association.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) says total attendance in Orlando was 11,000 compared to 6,500 in-person attendance in 2022. GCSAA said the 2023 numbers are comparable with the 11,700 who attended the last pre-pandemic event held in Orlando in 2020. A total of 6,300 attended seminars, which was up 70 percent over 2021, and was the highest number since 2008.

Highlights from the conference include the launch of GCSAA Interactive Facility Tours, the announcement of a partnership between GCSAA and The Warrior Alliance and the presentation of the Col. John Morley and Old Tom Morris Award to  John Newton, CGCS retired, and Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, respectively.

GCSAA also launched its Interactive Grass Learning Stage, built through a collaboration of the Golf Course Builders Association of America, GCSAA, United States Golf Association and American Society of Golf Course Architects at the trade show.

The show also featured the annual GCSAA Turf Bowl, presented in partnership with John Deere, which saw the team from Penn State University take home the title.

The 2024 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show will head to Phoenix from Jan. 29-Feb. 1, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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