Responding to feedback from attendees and exhibitors the 61st PGA Merchandise Show in 2014 will begin on Tuesday Jan.21 with the popular Demo Day with exhibits from Wednesday Jan. 22 through Friday Jan. 24. The change was specifically done to keep the Show within the normal business week for the over 40,000 PGA Professionals, retail buyers and industry executives typically in attendance.
“With overwhelming support from exhibitors, PGA Professionals and golf industry members, we’re pleased to announce this new day pattern for the PGA Merchandise Show after extensive research and following a course of due diligence with our partners in the industry and in Orlando,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President Ed Several. “The new weekday dates of the PGA Show allow PGA Professionals to return to their facilities as needed and our attending industry members to return home for valuable weekend time spent with family and friends.”
The change from the present Wednesday through Saturday is the first since the Show operators decided to shrink the number of days by no longer including Sundays in the schedule.
The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. continues as the venue for the three days of exhibits during PGA Merchandise Show week and Orange County National Golf Center the host of the Demo Day.
The next U.S. PGA Golf Show, the 2013 PGA Expo is scheduled for the week of August 19th at The Venetian Hotel and Casino during Fashion Week on the famous Las Vegas Strip. On the international scene, two other major golf shows will address the global business of golf. The PGA Merchandise Show-China is scheduled for March 22-24 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The PGA Merchandise Show-Asia, the sister show to the China Golf Show, is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Shenzen, China.