Golf & Turf Industry Trade Show Exhibitor Info & Registration
55th Annual WCTA Conference & Trade Show
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC, Canada
February 14-16, 2018
November 20, 2017
To All Previous and Potential WCTA Trade Show Exhibitors,
Get ready for a new venue! For the very first time, the award winning, River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia, will host the WCTA Annual Conference and Trade Show, taking place February 14-16, 2018.
February 2018 will mark our 55th annual event and we would like to invite your participation as an exhibitor at the premier 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!
CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR CONTRACT
Booth space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Submit this form no earlier than 9:00am Pacific time, Thursday, Nov 23
RIVER ROCK HOTEL ONLINE BOOKING PORTAL - BOOK BEFORE ROOM BLOCK RELEASE DATE OF JAN 19, RATES NOT GUARANTEED AFTERWARD
CONFERENCE CENTRE SERVICES/POLICY FOR EXHIBITORS (coming soon)
DISPLAY SERVICES - use this form to arrange for a forklift, drayage, order carpet, booth fixtures, etc.
ELECTRICAL ORDER FORM - (coming soon) use this form to order power if you’re not a WCTA member.
ENHANCE YOUR SHOW PRESENCE THROUGH SPONSORSHIP - 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 opportunities to amplify your profile and dramatically increase the number of impressions you can make in the minds of our delegates.
EXHIBITOR EXTRA TICKET ORDER FORM (coming soon)- use this form to order extra social event, lunch or hockey game tickets, sign-up for the golf tournament, AGM lunch ticket and/or pre-conference seminar registration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS- before you call, check out this list
LIST OF FACILITIES REPRESENTED
SILENT AUCTION FOR TURF RESEARCH NEEDS ITEMS
JOIN THE WCTA NOW for 2018 and receive complimentary basic electrical at your booth ($50 value)
Wednesday, Feb 14
8:00am – noon
Pre-conference education seminars
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Golf Tourney for Turf Research at Point Grey Golf Club
7:00pm - 11:00pm
President’s Reception, all exhibit staff welcome
Thursday, Feb 15
7:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibitor move-in (see below for details)
8:30am – 3:00pm
Education for delegates, all exhibit staff welcome, Keynote speaker, Travis Lulay, BC Lions
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitor reception on trade show floor
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dave Creamer Memorial Hockey Game & Social
Friday, Feb 16
Education sessions begin
11:30am - 3:00pm
Trade show hours, delegate lunch in trade show
3:00pm – 8:00pm
trade show move-out
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 700 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 700+ members, we look forward to seeing you in Richmond this February!
President, Western Canada Turfgrass Association