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The 8th IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention will take place at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina from 26-29 June 2016. 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 24 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 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin 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 Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area CVB and Visit North Carolina.

Mr Jack Bickart, Vice President of Sales for Pinehurst Resort, said: “We are very excited to be hosting NAC 2016. We are really privileged that it will be coming to Pinehurst next year. We are extending a warm welcome to all IAGTO members to come and see why Pinehurst is called the St Andrews of North America. We can’t wait to show everyone the resort, the Pinehurst area and the state of North Carolina.”

  • 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
  • Opening Address
  • Networking in a fun and informal environment
  • Join us for our wrap up NAC Golf Tournament
  • IAGTO State of the Market briefing
  • 2015 NAC Tournament at PGA West Stadium Course
  • Business sessions follow late nights...
  • Every table has a power outlet and free wifi
  • Great atmosphere for business
  • IAGTO organisers some take time-out...
  • Mexican & Latin American suppliers also attend
  • No better way to showcase your golf resort!
  • Opportunity for International Sponsors
  • Over 100 buyers from 25 countries
  • Speed-dating is a dream for suppliers...
  • Supported by Brand USA
  • The greatest venues!
  • 36 appointments of 15 minutes
  • 2 buffet lunches included

“This was my first NAC show. I thought the appointments were very productive and I met a lot of new people. Obviously people know Monterey for Pebble Beach, but there are a number of courses they are unfamiliar with and I was able to help them with those. We are focusing on China, Canada and Mexico a lot, and I felt I was able to make significant and meaningful connections with those markets, which was very good in terms of our budgets and priorities for next year. We co-sponsored NAC this year and I am definitely planning to come back next year.”

David Carter, Leisure Sales Executive, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, California, USA