Count PGA as the latest trade show to cancel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday afternoon, the organization said it will forego the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, scheduled for Aug. 18 and 19 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, and will instead “facilitate business connections through a series of digital programs” starting in June and continuing throughout the year. Plans for its larger PGA Merchandise Show, slated for Jan. 26 to 29, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, are still on track, the PGA said.
“Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of the golf community at PGA Show events. We are simultaneously steadfast in our dedication to help support the golf industry right now,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions event vice president Marc Simon. “In partnership with the PGA of America, we will introduce details soon regarding a number of virtual and digital options to help connect and reengage the golf industry, and support PGA Professionals, attendees, exhibitors and associations.”
“We are thankful to the PGA of America and industry partners for providing key insights and guidance, as well as to the Southwest PGA Section and the Venetian for their ongoing support,”