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FAQs

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General Information

What are the dates of the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show?
The show will take place Jan. 27-29, 2011.

Is the PGA Merchandise Show open to the public?
No. The PGA Merchandise Show is a trade event only.

Who attends the PGA Merchandise Show?
Attendees are PGA and LPGA Professionals, Retail and Equipment Buyers, Golf Course Owners/Managers/Developers, Golf Instructors, Superintendents, and Industry Professionals. Who either buy or directly influence the purchase of golf-related products and services for their business or facility.

Where is the Show located?
The 2011 PGA Merchandise Show will be held in the West Hall at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

How many companies exhibit at the PGA Merchandise Show?
More than 1,100+ exhibiting companies were present last year at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show. View a complete 2011 list of exhibitors.

I'd like information on exhibiting at the PGA Merchandise Show. Contact Marc Simon, Sales Manager at 203-840-5378.

What if I have special needs such as handicap accessible areas, motorized vehicles, or special medical needs?
Please visit our Special Services to find out information on any special services we have at the Show. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact the PGA Customer Service Desk at 1-800-840-5628 or 203-840-5628 for more information.

Registration

How can I register?
You can register to attend 2011PGA Merchandise Show online or on-site. Register now. Or you may call Customer Service at 800-840-5628 or 203-840-5628 to request a printed registration form. Printed forms may be faxed to 708-344-4444 or mailed to: 2011 PGA Merchandise Show/CSI, P.O. Box 581, Broadview, IL 60513-0581.

How much does it cost to attend?
Advance online registration is free for PGA Professionals and other golf industry professionals. There is a $500 charge per person for professionals providing services to the golf industry (i.e. advertising agencies, suppliers, etc.). There is a $75 registration fee for all attendees (with the exception of PGA and LPGA Professionals) who register on-site.

What forms of identification do you accept as proof of business?
You must provide your tax ID number OR three references (name and phone number/email) that will validate your status as a retail buyer or golf industry professional. If you are a member of an allied association*, please provide association name and membership number only.

*PGA, AGM, ASGCA, CFTG, GCAA, GCSAA, GEMA, GRAA, GWAA, GTAA, LPGA, NGBA, NGCOA, NGSA, PCA, PCA, WIGI

Can I bring my family to the PGA Merchandise Show?
Family members and guests can be registered by a badged attendee at the show for $50 a person. PGA Members may register up to four family members and guests in advance of the show at no charge. There is a $10 fee for each family member and guest over this allotment.

How can I obtain a visa letter of invitation to attend the PGA Merchandise Show?
You may request a visa letter of invitation by completing our online form.

Show Information

Do you want to plan ahead for the Show?
We will have resources for you online, available soon. Online official Buyer's Guide and Directory will navigate you through the Show floor.

Is there Education available at the Show?
At the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, there will be at least 70 valuable Education Conferences presented by recognizable speakers from the PGA and AGM.

Do you have Special Events at the Show?
At the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, we will have a full line up of Special Events, Celebrity Appearances, and much more on the Show floor.

Planning Your Visit

How can I make travel plans? Do you have special rates for attendees and exhibitors?
Visit the PGA Merchandise Show Travel Desk for the list of Show Hotels and exclusive discounted rates on airfare, hotels and rental cars for show attendees and exhibitors.

Where can I find information on what to see and do in Orlando?
Click here for information on restaurants, attractions, golf courses, activities, shopping, spas and more to enjoy while you are in the Orlando area.