LAKE MARY, FL – The non-profit International Network of Golf kicks off its 22nd year of serving golf media and golf companies with a full program at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Jan. 26-28, 2012.
ClubING, the ING Hospitality Room, will be open in room 309-A throughout the three-day gathering of the golf industry at the Orange County Convention Center. The golf industry is invited to drop in and see what all of the ING buzz is about.
ClubING sponsorships, product displays and more exposure opportunities are available to golf companies and associations exhibiting at the PGA Merchandise Show. For more information, call 407-328-0500, ext. 1.
“The continued contributions of the International Network of Golf during PGA Merchandise Show week are valuable to our vendors and attending professionals,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Vice President John McGeary. “We are pleased that they are among many important allied golf organizations that utilize the PGA Merchandise Show to connect with their membership and industry leaders.”
ING has kicked off its spring conference plans from the PGA Show for two decades.
“There is no better place to introduce our plans for 2012 than the PGA Merchandise Show,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “The PGA Show should be a “must” on the calendar for everyone in the golf industry. We are excited to be there for all of our members and prospects.”
ING has been networking the golf industry since 1990. ING’s mission is to enhance and promote communication and education in golf. Media members of all types and sizes comprise approximately 35 percent of the membership. The remaining members are people from every aspect of the golf industry.
Included in a busy ING schedule at the PGA Show will be two awards presentations. The 19th ING Media Awards will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27. The 19th Annual ING Industry Honors will recognize achievement in a dozen categories at 1 p.m. on Friday, followed by a Q&A with one of the LPGA Tour’s leading stars (TBA).
Also slated for ClubING will be two presentations by Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid. His annual 2011 State of the Industry discussion will take place in two different sessions on Friday (times TBA). The Pellucid team will cover the basic metrics in the consumer base, rounds demand, supply absorption, weather impact and revenue for the golf industry, plus more.
Also on tap will be product displays, a Happy Hour Media Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the introduction of several new membership programs and benefits.
ING will unveil plans for its 22nd ING Spring Conference, set for the recently renovated Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center in Greenville, S.C. May 20-24, 2012. Several new elements of the conference will be announced, including a revised format for educational sessions that will give attendees specific tools to improve their standing in the golf industry, and an exciting new golf format.
About International Network Of Golf
Simply put, if you are in the golf or media business, at any level and in any segment, then you should be a member of the International Network Of Golf. ING is a media-based, non-profit association that since 1990 has been networking the golf industry. ING’s stated mission is to enhance and promote communication and education in the golf industry. But the group’s vision and energies are aimed well above those already lofty objectives.
ING brings people together and encourages them to learn about – and conduct business with – each other.
MEDIA MEMBERS from publications and shows will meet prospective advertisers, gain access to terrific story material, and have dialogue with and learn from each other.
BUSINESS MEMBERS from companies large and small gain personal access to influential media members, have a platform to launch and test new products and services, and a place to network with their peers, gaining valuable information about the golf industry that can help them grow their own businesses.
For more information, visit www.inggolf.com, or call 407-328-0500, ext. 1. For more information on the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show, visit www.pgashow.com.
407-328-0500, ext. 1