Golf & Turf Industry Trade Show Exhibitor Info & Registration
56th Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC, Canada
February 20-22, 2019
November 9, 2018
To All Previous and Potential WCTA Trade Show Exhibitors,
We’re back at the award winning, River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia for our 56th Annual WCTA Annual Conference and Trade Show, taking place February 20-22, 2019.
Building on an outstanding event last year, 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!
Exhibitor registration opens Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00am Pacific time. New this year, 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, Wednesday, November 21.
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.
RIVER ROCK HOTEL ONLINE BOOKING PORTAL
BOOK BEFORE ROOM BLOCK RELEASE DATE OF FEB 1, RATES NOT GUARANTEED AFTERWARD
CONFERENCE CENTRE SERVICES/POLICY FOR EXHIBITORS (coming soon)
DISPLAY SERVICES - login to arrange for a forklift, drayage, order carpet, booth fixtures, etc. Registered exhibitors will have received login credentials from our show supplier, SHOWTIME.
ELECTRICAL ORDER & PAYMENT FORM - 2 PGS - use this form to order power if you’re not a WCTA member.
JOIN THE WCTA NOW for 2019 and receive complimentary basic electrical at your booth ($50 value)
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.
Wednesday, Feb 20
8:30am – 2:00pm Pre-conference education seminars
9:00am - 4:00pm Exhibitor move-in (timing could change)
3:00pm – 5:00pm Hockey Game, Richmond Ice Centre (pending icetime)
7:00pm - 11:00pm President’s Reception, River Rock Show Theatre Upper Foyer
Thursday, Feb 21
7:00am - 1:00pm Exhibitor move-in continued (timing could change)
8:30am – 3:00pm Education program - Keynote speaker, Bob Weeks, TSN
11:30am WCTA AGM
3:00pm - 6:30pm Trade show, exhibitor reception on trade show floor
8:00pm – 11:00pm Poker Tournament (hopefully)
Friday, Feb 22
8:30am Education sessions begin
11:30am - 1:30pm Trade show, delegate lunch in trade show
1:30pm – 5:00pm Trade show move-out
1:00pm - 4:15pm Ending keynote and conference close
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 2300 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 50% of the 312 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.
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Thank you for supporting the regional event that supports the turf management industry. On behalf of our enitre membership, we look forward to seeing you in Richmond this February!
President, Western Canada Turfgrass Association