2018 PGA of BC Buying Show

The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce that the Association's annual Buying Show will make its return to the Richmond Olympic Oval in 2018, taking place October 10-11.

Since 2013, the Buying Show has featured industry exhibitors showcasing an array of products, including equipment, apparel, carts, accessories, golf balls, footwear, training aids, software, sunglasses, signage, and storage solutions, to name a few. The Buying Show serves as a one-stop-shop for all golf retailers throughout the province. This event is attended by the majority of the PGA of BC membership, representing over 150 golf facilities throughout the province, making it the Industry's largest buying show in British Columbia. Please click here to view the list of 2017 facilities represented.

The beautiful Richmond Olympic Oval is conveniently located five minutes from Vancouver International Airport and twenty minutes from both the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and downtown Vancouver. This facility boasts one of the most fascinating settings and meets all imaginable requirements of trade shows and exhibitions in the Metro Vancouver area. It is travel-friendly and ideally situated in a location that is conveniently accessible by all members and exhibitors. 

CLICK HERE to access the exhibitor registration form for the 2018 PGA of BC Buying Show. We look forward to welcoming you this October!
 

LOCATION

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC
V6X 3P8

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9
Sponsor Exhibitor Move-In: 10:00am - 11:00am
General Exhibitor Move-In: 11:00am - 5:00pm

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
Show Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
PGA of BC Awards Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the River Rock Casino Resort

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11
Show Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Move-out: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
 

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please click here to download the Exhibitor Registration form for the 2018 PGA of British Columbia Buying Show.


BOOTH PRICING
Booth prices for the 2018 PGA of BC Buying Show remain affixed from 2017 and are as follows:

EARLY REGISTRATION: OPEN – JUNE 30, 2018 (4:00PM)

Early Registration Rate                                                   PGA of BC Partner Early Rate
Initial 10’x10’          $1,300                                                 Initial 10’x10’          $1,200
Additional 10’x10’   $825                                                  Additional 10’x10’   $775
 

REGULAR REGISTRATION: JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 (4:00PM)

Regular Registration Rate                                             PGA of BC Partner Regular Rate
Initial 10’x10’          $1,500                                                Initial 10’x10’          $1,400
Additional 10’x10’   $975                                                 Additional 10’x10’   $900


BOOTH CONSTRUCTION
All 10’x10’ booths will be furnished with one (1) table, two (2) chairs, and access to one electricity outlet. No hard walls or of similar presence will be permitted. Breaches to this policy will be subject to the immediate removal by the PGA of BC and no refunds will be granted - No exceptions will be made. All exhibitors will be granted two (2) designated exhibitor passes per 10'x10' booth. Should you have any concerns with your booth, please contact Donald Miyazaki at donald@pgabc.org for prior approval.


IMPORTANT DATES
May 1 - Registration Opens
June 30 - End of Early Registration Period
Sept. 15 - Final of Registration Period & Final Day for Ful Refunds (less $200 Admin Fee)
Sept. 30 - Final day of Refunds (less 50% Registration Fee)



ATTENDEE INVITATIONS
The PGA of British Columbia Buying Show is a private show open to members of the PGA of BC with invitations sent to the BC Golf Industry. Members of other PGA of Canada Zones, NCGOA, CSCM and BCGSA are also welcome as our guests. Limited access is available to retail golf buyers. We regret to inform that due to the sensitivity of information from manufacturers, no access will be granted to the general public.


ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
Attendee registration for the 2018 PGA of BC Buying Show will open later this summer. Please contact donald@pgabc.org with any inquiries.


PARKING
Limited onsite parking is available in the Richmond Olympic Oval's General Parkade on a first come, first served basis. Rates are just $1 per hour - please remember to take your ticket with you and pay prior to returning to your vehicle.

Once the lot is full, there is plenty of complimentary and pay parking locations within the proximity of the Richmond Olympic Oval. 
Please click here to view a map of the available overflow parking locations.


FLOOR PLAN
The 2018 floor plan will be available closer to the event.


DRESS CODE
The PGA of British Columbia strongly encourages its members and guest to dress in Business formal attire.

Please note that the following attire will not be permitted by any attendee at the Buying Show and entry may be declined:

  • Denim
  • Shorts
  • Graphic t-shirts
  • Headwear

 

FORESIGHT SPORTS CANADA EDUCATION STAGE

The PGA of British Columbia, in partnership with Foresight Sports Canada are proud to offer all attendees complimentary education, taking place at the Foresight Sports Canada Education Stage located on the centre of the Show floor. Presentations will take place at the following times, with speakers and topics to be announced closer to the Show.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
8:30AM    -   To Be Announced
12:30PM   -   To Be Announced

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11
8:30AM    -   To Be Announced
12:30PM   -   To Be Announced



SHOW SERVICES PARTNER


Show in Motion
21-8528-123 St.
Surrey, BC V3W 3V6
604.599.1440
Contact: Ms. Cyndy Ramsay
orders@showinmotion.com

Click here to view Show in Motion's Exhibitor Services Manual 


LOGISTICS & FREIGHT FORWARDING PARTNER

 

 

YRC Reimer Freight
3985 Still Creek Ave
Burnaby, BC V5C 4E2
Office: 604.431.5212
Cell: 604.968.0908

Contact: Mr. Corey Crawford
corey.crawford@yrcfreight.com

Please click here for YRC Reimer Freight's Quotation Form


SIGNAGE & BRANDING PARTNER

Thunderbolt Sign can provide a variety of signage and branding solutions for your booth at the Buying Show and beyond. Its convenient location near the Richmond Olympic Oval makes it simple to pick up your order upon your arrival. Click here to see some of the products and services available through Thunderbolt Sign. 

Contact: Mr. Carl Rivera
604.644.6375
thunderbolt.van@gmail.com


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Increase your awareness by exposing your company through one of the PGA of BC's various Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on how your company’s profile may be enhanced in front of the largest single annual gathering of golf industry buyers in British Columbia, please contact Grant Gray, Business Development Manager at 604.303.6766 or grant@pgabc.org.
 

2018 PGA OF BC AWARDS CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY REPLAY GOLF SUPPLIES


Please be sure to join us for the Annual PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies, honouring the incredible efforts and accomplishments of our members and partners throughout the 2018 season. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Whistler Ballroom at the River Rock Casino Resort. 

Ticket information coming soon.


PREFERRED ACCOMMODATION

Accent Inn - Vancouver Airport Hotel
10551 St. Edwards Dr.
Richmond, BC V6X 3L8
604.273.3311
(8 minutes from Richmond Olympic Oval)

Room Rates at the Accent Inn - Vancouver Airport start at only $104/night (Regular Rate - $119). To make a reservation, please click here and enter Promo/Corp ID "PGABC".
 

River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Rd
Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
(7 minutes from Richmond Olympic Oval)

A group block has been created at the River Rock Casino Resort for the Show, with rates starting at only $159/night (Regular Rate - $238). Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to book early as availability will be limited - please click here to book. All uncommitted rooms and suites will be released back into the hotel inventory for general resale on September 11th.


All Buying Show information subject to change without notice. For additional Show information, please contact:
 

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director
PGA of British Columbia
donald@pgabc.org
604-303-6766

 

2018 PGA OF BC BUYING SHOW PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: