2018 Golf & Sportsturf Industry Trade Show Exhibitor Info & Registration Update

Golf & Sportsturf Management Conference & Trade Show
Exhibitor Information & Registration Update

55th Annual Western Canada Turfgrass Association Conference and Trade Show
February 14-16, 2018, River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond I British Columbia I Canada

November 14, 2017

To all Golf and Sportsturf Management Industry Suppliers and Service Providers,

Before end November, we will be able to provide full details and exhibitor registration information for our 55th Annual Conference and Trade Show, the longest running and largest sportsfield and golf course management event in western Canada.  In the meantime, go ahead and block your calendars for February 14-16, 2018 at our new venue, the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia.

For over a decade of WCTA conference analytics CLICK HERE.

Who is the WCTA? 
Including our nearly 700 members, we communicate with well over 2000 golf and sportsturf management contacts from throughout western Canada, providing education, resources and valuable member services, funding turf research and actively lobbying for the turfgrass management industry on multiple levels.  

We’re strong in BC and growing in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Our reach in the BC golf market is higher than any other turf industry organization at 50% of the 312 courses, 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.

Right now, our organizing committee is putting finishing touches on a tremendous educational and social program that will draw hundreds of delegates to the show and we’ve secured some excellent room rates to ensure the event is affordable for all.    

Program Preview (all timings to be confirmed)

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
6:30am - 2:00pm Exhibitor move-in 
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
8:30am      Education sessions begin
11:30am - 3:00pm: Trade show hours
3:00pm – 8:00pm: trade show move-out
3:30pm-4:30pm Closing Keynote Brenda Robinson, Robcan Group

Further information including a full program and booth booking instructions are coming soon.  We will populate www.wcta-online.com as information becomes available.

Thank you for your continued support of the turf management industry and the work of the WCTA.  We’re very excited to see you at the River Rock this February!  

Jerry Rousseau
Executive Director, WCTA