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BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) – Everything you need to know

 

Building on the incredible success of BTME 2019, Europe’s largest turf management exhibition returns to the Harrogate Convention Centre from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 January 2020.

BTME will feature more than 150 exhibiting companies spread across four zones at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Alongside the exhibitors will be the Green Room Podcast Live hosted by Curtis Tyrrell MG CGCS, a Sustainability Zone in association with the Golf Environment Organisation and the STRI Group will be showcasing science in action in a live turf laboratory. There’ll also be the return of Golf Course Construction LIVE and the New Products Area.

After the first day of the exhibition all visitors are invited to join the BIGGA Welcome Celebration hosted by Naga Munchetty in the main auditorium. This event features two drinks receptions and will celebrate all the finest achievements and milestones from this year.

The second day kicks off with the free-to-attend BTME Breakfast Club taking a look at “Cock-ups, Disasters and Calamities” out on the course, following the BTME Early Bird 5k Run sponsored by Syngenta helping to raise awareness of mental health.

As always, Continue to Learn will kick off the week, with the education programme evolving to better suit the needs of BIGGA members. Taking place from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 January, the association’s Learning & Development team has put together its largest-ever package of education.

Continue to Learn features more than 250 hours of education delivered by over 90 speakers.

The Golf Course Architecture and Management Forum will showcase collaborations between architects, course managers and their greenkeeping teams at some of the biggest projects in golf, including Royal Portrush, Royal Dornoch and The JCB Golf & Country Club.

Regular favourites such as the Turf Managers’ Conference, the Deputies’ Conference and the Young Greenkeepers’ Conference will also return.

Register now for BTME 2020

 

 

Official BTME 2020 app

In the build up to BTME 2020, you can stay up to date with the latest event news and the full education and conference schedule by downloading the official BTME 2020 smartphone application.

The BTME 2020 App offers a one-stop app to find out all you need to know about BTME and Continue to Learn 2020.

Providing a full list of exhibitors, educational sessions and speakers, the BTME app will be regularly updated. Use it to plan your visit and create your individual favourites list of exhibitors and events you don’t want to miss!

  • Explore exciting features to keep you engaged throughout the event
  • Find your way around the exhibition halls with the app-maps
  • See the education sessions and seminars and build your own schedule
  • Find speaker profiles of the turf industries top professionals
  • Find details of all the exhibitors and their products and get their contact details
  • Get notifications and the chance to win spot prizes

Download the app prior to the event – once the app is downloaded, no internet connection is required!

 

Venue Location & Transport Links

CAR

SAT NAV: King’s Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

From the north and south on A1M, exit A59 to Harrogate (five miles from town centre).

From M1: To Leeds – 15 miles from Harrogate (A61).

From Manchester: M62: To Leeds – 15 miles from Harrogate (A61).

RAIL

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Main line services are to Leeds and York, then regional railways to Harrogate. The Exhibition Centre is 15 minutes walk from the station; Taxi fare is approximately �£3.50.

www.thetrainline.com

Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. We work with 207 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe. Our aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so people can get the best prices and smart, real time travel info on the go.

AIR

www.lbia.co.uk

Leeds Bradford International Airport is currently one of the fastest growing airports in the UK with direct flights now operating to over 40 destinations with onward connections worldwide.

AIRPORT BUS

www.bus2jet.com

Bus 2 Jet is a new bus service that runs every day, with the exception of Christmas Day, linking Harrogate with Leeds Bradford International Airport.

BUS

www.nationalexpress.com

National Express is the UK’s largest scheduled coach network going to around 1000 destinations throughout the UK.

SEA

www.directferries.co.uk

North Sea Ferries, from Rotterdam/Zeebrugge to Hull, 59 miles away.

 

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