Golf & Turf Industry Trade Show Exhibitor Info & Registration
57th Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC, Canada
February 11-13, 2020
November 4, 2019 (updated Nov 7)
To All Previous and Potential WCTA Trade Show Exhibitors,
For the third straight year and with an adjusted day-set, we’re back at the award winning, River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia for our 57th Annual WCTA Conference and Trade Show, taking place February 11-13, 2020!
Building on two successful events at a fantastic venue, we would like to invite your participation as an exhibitor at the premiere golf & sportsfield management event in western Canada. Hundreds of professional turf managers from British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan who work in a variety of sectors including golf courses, municipal sportsfields, schools and parks, will come together for education, trade show and networking opportunities, all under one roof!
SHOW SUPPLIER INFO AND SERVICES PACKAGE - To arrange for a forklift, drayage, order carpet, booth fixtures, etc. Registered exhibitors will received login credentials from our show supplier, SHOWTIME.
ELECTRICAL ORDER & PAYMENT FORM - use this form to order power if you’re not a WCTA member.
Exhibitor registration opens Friday, November 8th at 9:00am Pacific time. Booth space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to:
1. WCTA members who are previous exhibitors
2. non-member previous exhibitors
3. all other exhibitors.
Do not submit this form earlier than 9:00am Pacific time, Friday, November 8.
ACCOMODATION LANDING PAGE - RIVER ROCK BOOKING PORTAL
book before room block release deadline of Jan 31, rates not guaranteed afterward
JOIN THE WCTA NOW for 2020 and receive complimentary basic electrical at your booth ($50 value)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - before you call, check out this list
SILENT AUCTION FOR TURF RESEARCH NEEDS ITEMS
ENHANCE YOUR SHOW PRESENCE WITH ADVERTISING - Our annual gathering of hundreds of turf managers creates a unique marketing opportunity. Participating in the trade show secures your 'spot at the table' during the event yet there are many other chances to amplify your profile and dramatically increase the number of impressions you can make in the minds of our delegates.
Still to come:
EXHIBITOR LIST (by number - will be posted mid-December)
TRADESHOW FLOORPLAN (by company name - will be posted mid-December)
LIST OF FACILITIES REPRESENTED (update will be posted mid-January with subsequent updates to showtime)
CONFERENCE CENTRE SERVICES/POLICY FOR EXHIBITORS (coming soon)
EXHIBITOR EXTRA TICKET ORDER FORM - use this form to order extra social event or lunch tickets, to purchase hockey game social tickets, sign-up for the golf tournament, AGM lunch ticket and/or pre-conference seminar registration. (coming soon)
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Thank you for supporting the regional event that supports the turf management industry. On behalf of our entire membership, we look forward to seeing you in Richmond this February!
President, Western Canada Turfgrass Association
Tuesday, February 11th
9:00am - 4:00pm Exhibitor move-in
12:30pm – 4:30pm Pre-Conference Education Seminars X4
7:00pm Annual President’s Reception, River Rock Show Theatre
Wednesday, February 12th
7:00am - 1:00pm Exhibitor move-in continued
8:30am Education program begins
11:30am WCTA Annual General Meeting
3:00pm - 6:30pm Trade show & Exhibitor Reception on show floor
7:30pm - 10:30pm Great Canadian Pub Night @ The Great Canadian Brewhouse
Thursday, February 13th
8:30am Education program begins
11:30am - 1:30pm Trade show & delegate lunch on show floor
1:30pm Education program resumes
3:15pm Conference Closing and ending keynote
Q: Who is the Western Canada Turfgrass Association?
A. The WCTA is a not-for-profit industry organization established in the late 1950’s. Including our 650+ members, we communicate with over 1500 golf and sportsturf management contacts from throughout western Canada, providing education, resources and valuable member services, funding turf research and actively lobbying on behalf of the turfgrass management industry on multiple levels.
Q: Who will be at this show?
A. This event draws hundreds of your clients - professional turf managers from throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan who work in a variety of sectors including golf courses, municipal sportsfields, schools and parks. WCTA reach in the BC golf market is nearly 50% of the 307 courses, higher than any other turf industry organization, while on the lucrative sportsfield and parks side, WCTA members represent 56% of major BC municipalities. Also active are school district, university and private school staff, educators, researchers and turf management students.