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PGA Fall Expo

In 2008, golf industry professionals will experience the strongest and most extensive line up of exhibitors in recent years at the PGA Fall Expo. Held August 26 - 27, 2008 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA, the 2008 PGA Fall Expo has undergone a redesign that has drawn renewed participation from exhibitors and retailers alike. The PGA Fall Expo annually attracts more than 4,000 international golf retailers and some 400 top golf vendors to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"The upscale venue, earlier timing, new marketing platforms, networking events and quality education seminars have all combined to offer one powerful setting for manufacturers, PGA Professionals and golf retailers to grow their business and the industry, " said PGA Shows Group Vice President Ed Several. "In today's economic climate, it is more important than ever for our industry to identify business growth opportunities. The 2008 PGA Fall Expo has been specifically redesigned for this purpose and is being offered in a compact timeframe and emphasizing value for the most conservative budgets."

More than 400 vendors will introduce the latest golf merchandise within 55,000 net square-feet of interactive exhibit space. Simultaneous to "fashion week" in Las Vegas and the MAGIC, MODA, MRkt, and ACCESSORIES: The Show *, the 2008 PGA Fall Expo features more than 120 top apparel brands, including market leaders such as Ashworth, Under Armour, Bobby Jones, Jamie Sadock, PUMA, PING Apparel, Ben Hogan Apparel, Antigua, Bette & Court, Callaway Golf Apparel, Cutter & Buck, Greg Norman Collection, LIJA, Sport Haley, Sunderland and Tail.

Also, more than 20 golf equipment leaders will participate in PGA Fall Expo events including Callaway Golf, Nike Golf, Bridgestone, Tour Edge, MacGregor, Wilson Golf, Bobby Jones Golf and Momentus. Golf accessories and services are well represented at this year's PGA Fall Expo with top names such as Bag Boy, Crocs, CT & T Electric Motor Cars, Daphne's Headcovers, Easy Picker, Full Swing Golf, Gustbuster/Sunbuster, HEAD Sportswear, aboutGolf, Imperial Headwear, Players Turf, Pride Sports, SkyGolf GPS, Wittek and Yamaha Golf Cars leading the way.

More than 100 companies are making their first trip to the PGA Fall Expo in 2008. Some companies are established market leaders that capitalize on the convergence of influential industry professionals and include apparel stand-outs such as: Ashworth, Ben Hogan, GEAR for Sports, Sport-Haley and Under Armour. Additionally, Ogio, one of the industry's most respected manufacturers of golf bags, is making its first PGA Fall Expo appearance in recent years. Other first-time exhibitors, new to golf retail that are making a proven impact within expanded merchandise categories include Tag-Heuer Sport Vision, Haywood House, Jamison Bedding, Michaelango Products, Elations Joint Health Care Drink and Nespresso Coffee.

The PGA Fall Expo is packed with product discovery, equipment testing, career education programs, professional networking events and opportunities to source unique vendors and merchandise. Additionally, the PGA Fall Expo Golf Tournament and Demo Day, Aug. 25, at Badlands Golf Club, has been expanded to include more than 40 equipment and golf accessories vendors and two tournaments with ash-prize awards for the top finishers.



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