This January marks the 60th anniversary of the most important trade show in the golf industry, The PGA Merchandise Show. The Show serves as a global platform for PGA Professionals, industry leaders, top manufacturers, and golf organizations to “set the course” for 2013. The UIA (United Inventors Association), InventionHome and the PGA Merchandise Show have teamed up to create the Inventor’s Spotlight area, which is specifically designed to connect inventors with companies and industry experts attending the show.
Exhibiting gives you full access to over 2000 companies and 41,000 people, dedicated to nothing but golf and more golf! There is no other place under one roof that allows you to showcase your invention to the entire golf industry.
Listen to what Jody Murdough, inventor of ScoreBand® and 2012 Inventors Spotlight exhibitor, had to say about his experience:
“The PGA Merchandise Show was really the starting block for ScoreBand®. We had spent the previous 9 months developing the product, packaging, and brand image. The show was the first big opportunity to unveil ScoreBand® to our potential market. It couldn’t have been a better venue to gauge the potential of a new product. With 40,000 people walking the show, it is impossible to leave without a good understanding of how your product will do in the marketplace.
We were able to understand our buyer and the market so much better after interacting with so many of them. Everyone was more than willing to provide input to you at the show – especially, I think this was true for us – as a new product/invention and as newcomer to the industry. The feedback we received over the course of the show was invaluable in helping us to know what alterations would be necessary to launch ScoreBand® successfully.”
The AfterShow Presentation
Inventor Spotlight exhibitors will have the added bonus of participating in the InventionHome “AfterShow”, an online presentation made available to companies after the show ends. The AfterShow gives inventors additional exposure to connect with companies that may have missed visiting the Inventors Spotlight or their booth.
Where and When
PGA Show Demo Day and Instructional Workshops – January 23, 2013
PGA Show Conference – January 24 – 25, 2013
PGA Show Days – January 24-26, 2013
Orange County Convention Center
Who Should Exhibit
The Inventors Spotlight is open to inventions not currently available at retail in the following categories:
- Golf training or teaching aids
- Golf apparel or accessories
- Golf equipment