First Time to PGA Show

The PGA Show team welcomes you to the PGA Merchandise Show. See below for detailed information that will help you plan your time & navigate the PGA Show—with so much to do & see, it's important to stay organized with some of these helpful reminders.

If you have any questions or need any assistance leading up to the PGA Show, please don't hesitate to contact Maria Ambruoso, Marketing Director, at mambruoso@reedexpo.com.

Advice from Prior Attendees: How to Have a Successful PGA Show Experience

  • Allocate enough time to experience the entire Show, or at least parts of interest to you.
  • Allocate plenty of time so you're not rushed, by scheduling appointments ahead of time with exhibitors you currently work with.
  • Allow for a good balance between appointments and walking around. Take advantage of the education opportunities. PGA Show Tip: Upgrade your registration to include PGA Education Conference Sessions »
  • Attend the outdoor Demo Day and walk the show floor in its entirety in order to make the best buying decisions.
  • Be organized and make sure to reach out to any vendors you need to see before arriving in Orlando.
  • Bring business cards, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Come for what you're interested in but take a moment to look at it all; it's amazing!
  • Cut the Show floor into thirds and plan to visit one third each day. Don't be overwhelmed.
  • Definitely make a plan. Try walk the Show floor with a specific purpose in mind. (ie; From 1-3pm looking at teaching aids, from 3-5pm looking for tournament gift items, etc.)
  • Plan your show floor route after determining your specific needs. Once you have successfully visited those vendors, enjoy what other booths have to offer.
  • Don't be afraid to talk to people. Networking is so easy at the show.
  • Don't make too many appointments. There is so much to see, so many people to talk to and so many new things to learn; you don't wan't to miss out because you're in meetings all day.
  • The Show is huge so try not to schedule too many appointments each day. It takes a while to walk around and take it all in.
  • Don't try to do it all in one day. Use Day 1 of the Show to see what is there and plan the final two days based on your needs and what you saw. Remember, networking should be your number one priority. 
  • The website and mobile app have all the information one needs to have a successful Show and are very helpful. PGA Show Tip: Download the PGA Show Mobile App to help you plan your time before the PGA Show »
  • Find out about new products and where the industry is going. PGA Show Tip: Preview over 700 new products before the Show in our online planning tool, My Show. Get a sneak peek here »
  • Get a floor map and plan out your days. PGA Show Tip: Pick up maps at any registration desk or information booth
  • Make a schedule of exhibitors you want to visit. PGA Show Tip: Search, save & contact exhibitors in our online planning tool, My Show. Get started here »
  • Get on the mailing list, check the PGA website, and be sure to walk the entire floor. PGA Show Tip: Join our mailing list here »
  • Use the PGA Merchandise Show website as a source for vital Show information.
  • Give yourself plenty of time and download the PGA Show app. PGA Show Tip: Download the PGA Show Mobile App to help you plan your time before the PGA Show »
  • Have a plan and stick to it, allowing yourself some leeway for specials and new products.
  • Have a plan but allow for free time to check out new products. PGA Show Tip: Preview over 700 new products before the Show in our online planning tool, My Show. Get a sneak peek here »
  • Scan your badge at booths that interest you so that they are able to send you info after the Show. 
  • Book some appointments, attend sessions on the PGA Forum Stage, and schedule time for educational programs but don't forget to leave some time for spontaneous activities.
  • Know what items you're interested in ahead of time and plan which vendors you would like to visit. There is so much to see and you can easily get sidetracked if you don't have a plan.
  • Know what you need and plan accordingly then take some time to study what's new!
  • Determine what your priorities are for the coming season. Plan a schedule around those priorities but leave time available for vendors/ideas that you did not plan for ahead of time.
  • Schedule meeting times with companies based on booth location. Otherwise you can walk yourself to death. Make sure you budget time to check out new items.
  • Either make a plan or go with the flow, but seeing the entire exhibit area is a must. Attend at least two or three educational seminars/demonstrations. PGA Show Tip: Upgrade your registration to include PGA Education Conference Sessions »
  • Make appointments with apparel vendors and review catalogs to select the vendors best suited to your needs.
  • Make sure you know what your goals are and plan your show experience around satisfying those goals.
  • Make sure you take a day to walk the entire floor!
  • Plan which vendors you wish to see and use the exhibit plan to pick a route that prevents backtracking. Don't forget to eat lunch; talking and walking is exhausting.
  • Map out where the vendors are that you want to visit. Wear really comfortable shoes.
  • Plan for what you want to do. There are so many cool things to see, you can begin to feel overwhelmed. Plan out your Show, and that way you can enjoy everything on your list!
  • Plan to see vendors in numerical order so you can hit the aisles efficiently. Decrease the amount of walking.
  • Plan, plan and plan some more. Leave time throughout the day to either take a break, or allow the ability to look at other vendors that may have not made the original itinerary.
  • Plan, plan, plan. If you are with people from the same company, plan to spread out. Attend special parties and events.
  • Schedule appointments and/or seminars but leave some time to explore new things.
  • See your main companies first, then spread out to check for new products and ideas.
  • Take a breath; it can be quite overwhelming the first time you step on the floor. Make sure you have a game plan and don't try to see everything in one day.
  • Take the first Show day to just walk around and take it all in. Make notes of suppliers that you would like to come back to view their lines etc. And take in as many seminars as possible, that are pertinent to your job position.
  • Use the app and the maps. Plan your way around the building, as you will do a ton of walking. Most importantly, enjoy The Show.
  • Use the PGA show app. Don't try to do it all in one day. Plan one day for hard goods, the next day for soft goods, a day for education, and a day just to have fun.
  • It is very important to outline your objectives and then arrange activities and merchandise visits that accomplish your goals. Plan your visit and visit your plan!
  • Visit the new product display area first and then visit individual booths. It is such a timesaver.
  • Walk the complete Show - there is no need to stop - and as you go, note on the Show map what booths you want to go back and see in detail.
  • Walk up and down every aisle; you'll find things you never would have expected!
  • Wear comfortable shoes and do some planning if you want to see everything!
  • Wear comfortable shoes, visit vendors that you carry and try to talk to as many people as you can.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, spend some time on the PGA Show website, and have a show partner with similar goals.
  • My advice for first timers is to wear comfortable shoes, know what vendors you MUST see versus those you WANT to see, and schedule at least 2 days to really get the full Show experience.
  • With so much to see and so many vendors to talk to, you need to lay out your plan by vendor booth number. This will save a lot of time and walking. You must plan ahead.
  • You need to attend the PGA Merchandise Show all three days. Walk the show on the first day, take notes, and return to the locations that interest you after viewing the entire show. The Show is overwhelming but if you know where you are going and have a business plan, you will learn from this valued experience.
  • Use all of the tools at your disposal to make your experience the best possible. Lean on others who have attended to help you manage your time wisely.

Register for the PGA Show

Register today for FREE and join us January 21-24, 2020 at the MAJOR of Golf Business in Orlando, FL. Don’t wait to make your plans to join us at this year’s Show—register before Monday, November 18 and save $50 on exhibit hall registration. Prices will continue to increase closer to the Show.

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Updating Your Registration

To update or add to your current registration, visit the registration website and complete the ‘Already Registered’ section.

UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION

Need a Hotel Room?

Through the travel experts at Connections Housing, our new housing partner, we’ve negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Orlando more affordable. Book early as hotels fill up quickly!

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What should I make time for at the Show?

The PGA Merchandise Show is the place to network and make connections with fellow industry professionals in a number of ways including PGA Show Special Events and the PGA Show Education Conference.

  • PGA Show Demo Day

    Test the latest products & technology from the industry’s leading brands at the world’s largest outdoor demo day.

    PGA SHOW DEMO DAY

  • PGA Show Fashion Show

    Preview the latest lifestyle, resort, golf and accessory brands as they hit the runway for our PGA Fashion Show

    PGA SHOW FASHION SHOW

  • PGA Show Education Conference

    Capitalize on current innovations and emerging trends in the golf industry through the PGA Show Education Conference. Newly curated sessions are designed to provide you with the tools and insights to grow your business and career.

    PGA SHOW EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Show Floor Featured Areas

Experience all of the featured areas that the PGA Show has to offer you and your business including:

  • Equipment Test Center
  • New Product Zone
  • PGA Forum Stage
  • Inventors Spotlight
  • Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction
  • Performance Textile Fair
  • Technology Pavilion

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My Show Planning Tool & PGA Show Mobile App

My Show—get started today!
My Show is an online planning tool that offers you a simple way to create a personalized plan for the PGA Show. You can preview exhibitors, their locations, new products, and so much more.

  • Save exhibitors & products
  • Connect with exhibitors before the Show
  • Explore the interactive floor plan
  • Discover new exhibitors & new products
  • View your personalized list of suggested exhibitors & products

As part of your registration, an account has been set up for you. You will receive an email with instructions & your My Show login information.


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PGA Show Mobile App—download for FREE!
Find what you’re looking for before & at the Show with the free PGA Show Mobile App—plus, you can sync with your My Show account to access all of your saved information on your mobile or tablet device.

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PGA Show Dates & Hours

PGA Show Demo Day
Orange County National Golf Center

  • Tuesday, January 21
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm*

    *PGA & LPGA Professionals, Media & Invited Guests can arrive starting at 9:00am

PGA Show Education Conference
Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse

  • Tuesday, January 21
    8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 22
    7:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 23
    7:15 am – 2:30 pm
  • Friday, January 24
    7:15 am – 12:00 pm

PGA Show Exhibits
Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse

  • Wednesday, January 22
    8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 23
    8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 24
    8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Address

Orange County National Golf Center
16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Orange County Convention Center – West Concourse
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Where Can I Pick Up My Badge?

You can pick up your badge onsite at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. You will need to bring the barcode & badge number from your confirmation email to the registration desks at the Orange County Convention Center.
Badges will not be mailed in advance.

WiFi

WiFi is available throughout the Show floor for light business use!

Shuttles & Parking

Key Locations

Check back soon for 2020 key locations!

Food & Beverage

Keep yourself energized by eating breakfast before heading to the Show, and don’t forget to grab lunch at the Orange County Convention Center, there are plenty of food options available. Stay hydrated—we suggest bringing a refillable water bottle to have with you on the go.

Dress Code

While there isn't an official dress code for the PGA Show, here are a few suggestions from prior PGA Show attendees and the PGA Show team:

  • Comfortable Shoes—with 1,000 exhibitors to see across over 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, make sure you've got comfortable walking shoes in your suitcase!
  • Dress in Layers—from PGA Show Demo Day to the PGA Show floor, you can go from hot to cold quickly, so be sure to dress in layers to stay comfortable regardless of where you are.

Reminders & Tips

  • Check the weather before PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day so you can dress accordingly, and don't forget to wear comfortable shoes!
  • Bring plenty of business cards—you never know who you'll bump into on the PGA Show floor and throughout Orlando during the Show week.
  • Pace yourself—don't rush! Take a break every few hours to relax and catch up with colleagues.
  • For additional information about the Show, visit our Attendee FAQ page

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