Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How about San Antonio in 2015?

The GCSAA just announced that San Antonio will host the 2015 Golf Industry Show.

The dates of the show will once again be late for this show: Feb. 25-27.

I'm all about San Antonio as a location for the GIS. Among other things I love the River Walk, Mexican food and fast food chain What-a-Burger. (Also, my Jayhawks won a national championship in that fine city back in 2008.)

The only eyebrow-raising from over here is on the dates. Feb. 25-27 is another late show, like the 2012 GIS in Las Vegas. I wonder if the later date will put a cramp on superintendents' schedules? We'll find out soon with the 2012 edition in Vegas, what supers think of the later show date.

From the press release:

San Antonio has been selected by officials of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) to host the 2015 Golf Industry Show and education conferences. The dates of the trade show are Feb. 25-26 and the education conferences are Feb. 23-Feb. 27.

"Based on attendee feedback we selected San Antonio for the 2015 Golf Industry Show," GCSAA Chief Executive Officer Rhett Evans said. "It is a new location that attendees and exhibitors want to go to and do business. It is a great addition to the Golf Industry Show lineup and another outstanding destination."

The 2012 Golf Industry Show (Feb. 29-March 1) and education conferences (Feb. 27-March 2) will be in Las Vegas.

"San Antonio is a perfect complement to the next three Golf Industry Show locations: Las Vegas, San Diego and Orlando," NGCOA Chief Executive Officer Mike Hughes said. "San Antonio is an easy city to travel to and typically features pleasant weather that time of year. We are very optimistic about the networking opportunities available there with the convention center being located on the Riverwalk, where there are so many hotels and restaurants."

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