The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce that the Association's annual Buying Show will make its return to the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2018, taking place October 10-11.
Since 2013, the Buying Show has featured industry exhibitors showcasing an array of products, including equipment, apparel, carts, accessories, golf balls, footwear, training aids, software, sunglasses, signage, and storage solutions, to name a few. The Buying Show serves as a one-stop-shop for all golf retailers throughout the province. This event is attended by the majority of the PGA of BC membership, representing over 150 golf facilities throughout the province, making it the Industry's largest buying show in British Columbia. Please click here to view the list of 2017 facilities represented.
The beautiful Richmond Olympic Oval is conveniently located five minutes from Vancouver International Airport and twenty minutes from both the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and downtown Vancouver. This facility boasts one of the most fascinating settings and meets all imaginable requirements of trade shows and exhibitions in the Metro Vancouver area. It is travel-friendly and ideally situated in a location that is conveniently accessible by all members and exhibitors.
CLICK HERE to access the exhibitor registration form for the 2018 PGA of BC Buying Show. We look forward to welcoming you this October!
Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TUESDAY OCTOBER 9
Sponsor Exhibitor Move-In: 10:00am - 11:00am
General Exhibitor Move-In: 11:00am - 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
Show Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
PGA of BC Awards Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the River Rock Casino Resort
THURSDAY OCTOBER 11
Show Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Move-out: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please click here to download the Exhibitor Registration form for the 2018 PGA of British Columbia Buying Show.
Booth prices for the 2018 PGA of BC Buying Show remain affixed from 2017 and are as follows:
EARLY REGISTRATION: OPEN – JUNE 30, 2018 (4:00PM)
Early Registration Rate PGA of BC Partner Early Rate
Initial 10’x10’ $1,300 Initial 10’x10’ $1,200
Additional 10’x10’ $825 Additional 10’x10’ $775
REGULAR REGISTRATION: JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 (4:00PM)
Regular Registration Rate PGA of BC Partner Regular Rate
Initial 10’x10’ $1,500 Initial 10’x10’ $1,400
Additional 10’x10’ $975 Additional 10’x10’ $900
All 10’x10’ booths will be furnished with one (1) table, two (2) chairs, and access to one electricity outlet. No hard walls or of similar presence will be permitted. Breaches to this policy will be subject to the immediate removal by the PGA of BC and no refunds will be granted - No exceptions will be made. All exhibitors will be granted two (2) designated exhibitor passes per 10'x10' booth. Should you have any concerns with your booth, please contact Donald Miyazaki at email@example.com for prior approval.
May 1 - Registration Opens
June 30 - End of Early Registration Period
Sept. 15 - Final of Registration Period & Final Day for Ful Refunds (less $200 Admin Fee)
Sept. 30 - Final day of Refunds (less 50% Registration Fee)
The PGA of British Columbia Buying Show is a private show open to members of the PGA of BC with invitations sent to the BC Golf Industry. Members of other PGA of Canada Zones, NCGOA, CSCM and BCGSA are also welcome as our guests. Limited access is available to retail golf buyers. We regret to inform that due to the sensitivity of information from manufacturers, no access will be granted to the general public.
Click here to access the attendee registration form for PGA of BC members and member facility buyers.
Click here to access the attendee registration form for members of the NGCOA, CSCM, BCGSA and PGA of Canada members from outside BC.
Click here to access the attendee registration form for all other retail buyers who are not in the above categories.
Limited onsite parking is available in the Richmond Olympic Oval's General Parkade on a first come, first served basis. Rates are just $1 per hour - please remember to take your ticket with you and pay prior to returning to your vehicle.
Once the lot is full, there is plenty of complimentary and pay parking locations within the proximity of the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Please click here to view a map of the available overflow parking locations.
The PGA of British Columbia strongly encourages its members and guest to dress in Business formal attire.
Please note that the following attire will not be permitted by any attendee at the Buying Show and entry may be declined:
- Graphic t-shirts
FORESIGHT SPORTS CANADA EDUCATION STAGE
The PGA of British Columbia, in partnership with Foresight Sports Canada are proud to offer all attendees complimentary education, taking place at the Foresight Sports Canada Education Stage located on the centre of the Show floor. Presentations will take place at the following times, with speakers and topics to be announced closer to the Show.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
8:30am: PGA OF BC RETAIL PANEL: RETAIL SUCCESS STORIES
An Open discussion with a talented panel of retail experts that will share successful initiatives, as well as provide tips to increase buying-efficiency.
Panelists: Norm Jackson (Head Professional, Cowichan Golf Club), Jonathan Kadin (2017 PGA of BC Sales Representative of the Year), Brice MacDermott (Executive Professional, Kamloops G&CC), & Derek Orr (Class 'A' Professional, Victoria Golf Club)
12:30pm: FITTING FOR GRIP SIZE
What are we actually fitting and does it matter? A performance-based look at how grip size affects golf performance.
Presented by Jason Giesbrecht; Head Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club
THURSDAY OCTOBER 11
12:30pm: PGA OF BC ADVISORY PANEL: OFF-SEASON EFFICIENCY
A panel of experienced Club operators discuss best practices in better preparing yourself and maximizing efficiency in preparations for 2019.
Panelists: Brian McDonald (Head Professional, Fairview Mountain Golf Club), Brian Schaal (Executive Professional, Copper Point Golf Club), & Mark Strong (Executive Professional, Richmond Country Club).
To Pre-Register for Education, please click here.
SHOW SERVICES PARTNER
Show in Motion
Surrey, BC V3W 3V6
Contact: Ms. Cyndy Ramsay
LOGISTICS & FREIGHT FORWARDING PARTNER
YRC Reimer Freight
3985 Still Creek Ave
Burnaby, BC V5C 4E2
Contact: Mr. Corey Crawford
SIGNAGE & BRANDING PARTNER
Thunderbolt Sign can provide a variety of signage and branding solutions for your booth at the Buying Show and beyond. Its convenient location near the Richmond Olympic Oval makes it simple to pick up your order upon your arrival. Click here to see some of the products and services available through Thunderbolt Sign.
Contact: Mr. Carl Rivera
Increase your awareness by exposing your company through one of the PGA of BC's various Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on how your company’s profile may be enhanced in front of the largest single annual gathering of golf industry buyers in British Columbia, please contact Grant Gray, Business Development Manager at 604.303.6766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 PGA OF BC AWARDS CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY REPLAY GOLF SUPPLIES
Please be sure to join us for the Annual PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies, honouring the incredible efforts and accomplishments of our members and partners throughout the 2018 season. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Whistler Ballroom at the River Rock Casino Resort.
Room Rates at the Accent Inn - Vancouver Airport start at only $104/night (Regular Rate - $119). To make a reservation, please click here and enter Promo/Corp ID "PGABC".
A group block has been created at the River Rock Casino Resort for the Show, with rates starting at only $159/night (Regular Rate - $238). Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to book early as availability will be limited - please click here to book. All uncommitted rooms and suites will be released back into the hotel inventory for general resale on September 11th.
All Buying Show information subject to change without notice. For additional Show information, please contact:
PGA of British Columbia
2018 PGA OF BC BUYING SHOW PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: