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The 7th IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention will take place in Greater Palm Springs, California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa from 14-17 June 2015. Over 100 golf tour operators selling North America will attend the Convention with some 25% from the USA & Canada and the remainder from more than 20 different countries all with North American golf programs. So if developing your domestic or international visitor business is important, then this event is not to be missed.

The Convention is open only to golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, ground handlers and other golf tourism suppliers in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Suppliers have the opportunity to introduce themselves to all buyers during 2 hours of speed-dating at the beginning of the first business day. This is followed 8 hours of meetings over two days where each supplier can have up to 36 appointments of 15 minutes each with tour operators that they wish to see. The business sessions will be preceded by an IAGTO Briefing to ensure you get the most out of your meetings and are fully up to speed with the current state of the market.

The networking-social functions include a Welcome Reception, Dine-Around, Finale Night and a Golf Tournament over two amazing golf courses courtesy of our hosts Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau and their destination Partners.

"I have been to a lot of golf shows over the years and this is one of the best for my club. Here we are meeting qualified operators that actually send us business – we already have two large groups so far from the IAGTO North America Convention. It is a very powerful event for us."

Patty Donovan, Dir. Travel Industry Sales, La Quinta Resort & Club, CA
  • Over 9 Hours of Meetings
  • 36 Pre Scheduled Appointments
  • 15 Minutes per Appointment
  • 360 Delegates from 24 countries Showcasing their product
  • Welcome Reception for all delegates
  • The Frantic but fun 2 hour "Speed Dating" session
  • Our "Speed Dating" session completes your diary
  • Charleston Dinner
  • IAGTO Briefing
  • Opening Address
  • Networking in a fun and informal environment
  • Join us for our wrap up NAC Golf Tournament