Final Look at 2013 Conference in Penticton

12.08.17-show.logo2013By Jerry Rousseau
all images credit Bob Wick unless otherwise noted

Taking place in Penticton, BC March 2013, our 50th anniversary conference and trade show was an incredible success.  With just over 300 turf managers participating, attendance was better than expected.  Supplier support was staggering with 79 companies selling out the trade show floor (26 of them new) even after additional space was created several weeks prior to the event to meet the needs of increased demand for booth space.  This number was up significantly over the 62 companies participating in Victoria last year and is historically second only to a tie of 81 exhibiting in Victoria in 2009 and Penticton in 2005 (see below for full list of exhibitors).

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50th Anniversary WCTA Conference and Trade Show Report

12.08.17-show.logo2013By Jerry Rousseau

Our 50th anniversary conference and trade show was an incredible success.  Although a final delegate tally is not yet ready, attendance was better than expected with 300+ turf managers participating.  Supplier support was staggering with 79 companies selling out the trade show floor even after additional space was created several weeks prior to the event to meet the needs of increased demand for booth space.  This number was up significantly over the 62 companies participating in Victoria last year and is historically second only to a tie of 81 exhibiting in Victoria in 2009 and Penticton in 2005.

Read more: 50th Anniversary WCTA Conference and Trade Show Report

Mentor Booth Schedule

12.08.17-show.logo2013The Mentor Booth is an initiative started in 2009 by then WCTA Director, Kevin Neufeld, who thought a booth at the Annual Conference and Trade Show where younger (but not always), less experienced (but not always),  turf managers could speak about all things turf to those with a little more mileage behind them.  The 'Mentors' also included many of the education program speakers and the tradition has continued every year since.

Read more: Mentor Booth Schedule