GaLaBau 2012: the ball carries on rolling
Anyone interested in the latest products for the construction, maintenance and management of golf courses should definitely not miss the Deutsche Golfplatztage in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 12–15 September 2012. Some 120 exhibitors present products and machinery on their stands and on the outdoor demonstration areas. The two-day Golf Congress on 13–14 September offers interesting presentations. The top speakers include the motivation trainer Thomas Baschab, who is known for his unusual methods and inspiring seminar style. The Deutsche Golfplatztage and the Golf Congress now take place at the GaLaBau exhibition for the third time.
Whether machinery or equipment for grass maintenance, seeds, substrates or irrigation systems, greenkeepers will soon find what they're looking for among the some 120 exhibitors spread throughout the 12 exhibition halls at GaLaBau. Machinery and equipment can also be tested personally on the demonstration areas in the Dutzendteich Park. The heart of the Deutsche Golfplatztage (German Golf Course Days) is hall 4A with its central "Meeting Point". Here all the golf associations supporting the event present their services, headed by the Deutscher Golfverband (DGV), the Bundesverband Golfanlagen (BVGA), the Golf Management Verband Deutschland (GMVD) and the Greenkeeper Verband Deutschland (GVD). The publisher Köllen Druck + Verlag is also there with its Greenkeepers Journal and golfmanager magazines.
For the first time, DGV in cooperation with the Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau (BGL – Federal Landscape Contractors Association) is organizing a seminar intended for both greenkeepers and landscape gardeners on Wednesday, 12 September. This covers the currently important subject of "Integrated Pest Management for Grassed Areas".
It is meanwhile almost a tradition that the Golf Business Cup marks the start of the Golf Congress – in 2012 too. The Golf Business Cup 2012 is a cooperation between DGV, GMVD and BVGA and takes place on the championship course of the Lichtenau-Weickershof Golf Club on 12 September.
The Golf Congress, in the NCC Ost congress centre next to exhibition hall 4A on 13–14 September, offers interesting presentations for managers and operators of golf courses. Besides specialist information, the congress focuses on networking between the participants.
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