BTME 2018: What happened on day one?
Posted on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
BTME 2018 laid to rest any doubts about the exhibition being the most influential event in the turf management calendar as 2,215 delegates flooded through the doors of the Harrogate Convention Centre.
More than 150 exhibitors filled four halls at the centre, while the day was capped off with the BIGGA Welcome Celebration sponsored by Textron Golf.
Here are some of the highlights of day one of BTME 2018
Chris Kennedy, who oversaw 56 European Tour events during his career, was appointed BIGGA President 2018, succeeding Sid Arrowsmith MG.
John Deere and the Ladies European Tour announced an extension to their partner agreement, ensuring the machinery manufacturer continues its role as the Tour's official supplier of course maintenance equipment.
When the announcement came that a number of fungicides were to be banned in 2017 and 2018, it forced greenkeepers to use new measures when it comes to disease management, writes Liam Williams.
The prestigious title of Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year has been won by Nathan Hume, contracts manager and ecologist for national grounds maintenance experts, SH Goss Ltd.
Global manufacturer of irrigation product and services, Rain Bird, has announced the appointment of Rigby Taylor as its golf products distributor for the UK market.
Bernhard and Company have announced a new partnership with Norwegian supplementary lighting business, MLR, promising to deliver their products to "all four corners of the globe".
The Bayer Turf Solutions Team have been running a series of 'Tech-Talks on stand A46.
Club Car, a global leader in golf and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has unveiled its new golf car, Tempo, at the BTME 2018.