Fashion is center stage at 2013 PGA Expo designer panel and Fashion Row

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The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Friday, August 16, 2013 | 7:16 p.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Fashion once again is in the spotlight of the 2013 PGA Expo, Aug. 19-21, when nearly 100 top golf and resort apparel companies converge at The Venetian Resort Casino Hotel in Las Vegas and at the center of Las Vegas “Fashion Week” for 2014 apparel line introductions, designer panel discussions on the latest trends, special events and professional networking among thousands of golf, resort and activewear buyers.

Simultaneous to multiple fashion and apparel exhibitions taking place at The Venetian and nearby Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2013 PGA Expo will shine a spotlight on fashion while also offering a full schedule of golf product introductions by more than 200 top golf vendors, new equipment-testing opportunities, golf technology programming, professional development seminars, special events and networking programs during the three-day golf industry gathering.

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“Las Vegas will again be the fashion capital of the world in August, and the PGA Expo will be right in the middle of Fashion Week,” said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Several.  “In addition to seeing everything that’s new in golf fashion and identifying the crossover opportunities in golf, resort and lifestyle apparel markets, PGA Professionals and retailers are able to network with representatives from virtually every major apparel label in the world.”

PGA Expo Fashion Designer Panel
The PGA Expo Fashion Designer Panel returns to the Main Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. to feature renowned designers Mossimo Giannulli of G/Fore, Chris Rosaasen of Travis Mathew and Tim Dally of Tom Morris.  Golf Digest Fashion Director Marty Hackel and Golf Channel fashion aficionado Win McMurry once again will moderate the lively discussion of the latest trends and crossover merchandising opportunities of golf, resort and lifestyle apparel.

Fashion Row
Leading apparel companies will feature their latest collections in the PGA Expo ”Fashion Row”, located just outside the Venetian Grand Ballroom doors and in the spotlight for thousands of attending apparel exhibition attendees.  On the Show floor, a strong showing of golf and resort apparel lines will host numerous fashion presentations while providing industry professionals with comprehensive looks at their latest lines for 2014.

AGM Summer Forum
The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) will host the AGM Summer Forum at the PGA Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 19, featuring a new fashion-merchandising format to include a retail trends roundtable and luncheon; a Tour of Clubs (Bali Hai GC, Las Vegas Golf & Tennis); and the AGM Product Preview & Reception.  Additionally, the AGM will present merchandising seminars within the PGA Expo Education Conference on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and provide member services and networking opportunities daily on the Show floor in booth #108 and within a member networking room at the PGA Expo Industry Reception on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The AGM Summer Forum is open to all pre-registered PGA Expo golf buyers/merchandisers and transportation will be provided from The Venetian to all AGM events.
 
Top Apparel Vendors Set to Exhibit
The best names in golf, resort and lifestyle apparel are making plans to show their newest collections at the 2013 PGA Expo including:
Abacus by Caulfeild Apparel
adidas Golf
AHEAD LLC
Antigua Sportswear Inc
Alp n' Rock
Aristo 18/Betenly Golf
Ashworth
AUR
Barth & McCallig
Bermuda Sands
Bobby Jones
Brooks Brothers Golfmania
Callaway Golf Apparel
Carnoustie
Catherine Wingate Apparel
Chase54
Chervo
Cobra Puma Golf
Columbia
Coobie Seamless/Total Stockroom
Crescent Links
Cross Golf USA
Cutter & Buck
Daily Sports
Devereux
Donald Ross Sportswear
Druh Belts and Buckles Ltd
Dunning Golf
Ecco Inc, USA
EP Pro
Fairway & Greene Ltd
FootJoy
Fore Golf-a-holics
Full Turn Direct
Garb Inc
GEAR for Sports
Girls Golf
Global Golf Resources, LTD
Glove It
GolfHER
Greg Norman Collection
Harmony Trading
Haute Shot Golf
High5Gear
HUGO BOSS
Imperial Headwear
John Ashworth & Co.
Kangol Inc
KentWool
LevelwearUnder Armour
LIJA
Line Up Group/San Soleil
Linksoul
Lizzie Driver
MD Golf
MV Sports
Nivo Sport
Ogio International Inc
Otto Trading Inc.
Ouray Sportswear
Page & Tuttle
PGA Authentic
PING Apparel
Pukka Inc
Roaming Dhabi Designs
SKECHERS
Sligo Wear Inc
Smathers & Branson
Spanner Golf
State Traditions
Stitch Golf
Straight Down Clothing Co
Sunice
Tommy Hilfiger
Tom Morris International
Travis Mathew Apparel
TRUE linkswear
Turtleson
Vantage Apparel
Weatherproof Garment 
Zero Restriction Outerwear