BTME & Continue to Learn 2021
17 - 21 January
This year saw Europe’s largest turf management exhibition and Continue to Learn return to the Harrogate Convention Centre in January 2020.
BTME featured more than 150 exhibiting companies spread across four zones at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Alongside the exhibitors, the Green Room Podcast Live was hosted by Curtis Tyrrell MG CGCS, a Sustainability Zone in association with the Golf Environment Organisation and the STRI Group showcased science in action in a live turf laboratory. There was also the return of Golf Course Construction LIVE and the New Products Area.The BIGGA Welcome Celebration was hosted by Naga Munchetty in the main auditorium, featuring two drinks receptions and celebrating all the finest achievements and milestones from the year.
On the second day, the free-to-attend BTME Breakfast Club took a look at “Cock-ups, Disasters and Calamities” out on the course, following the BTME Early Bird 5k Run sponsored by Syngenta helping to raise awareness of mental health.
As always, Continue to Learn kicked off the week, with the education programme suiting the needs of BIGGA members. Taking place from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 January, the association’s Learning & Development team put together its largest-ever package of education.
Continue to Learn featured more than 250 hours of education delivered by over 90 speakers.
The Golf Course Architecture and Management Forum showcased collaborations between architects, course managers and their greenkeeping teams at some of the biggest projects in golf, including Royal Portrush, Royal Dornoch and The JCB Golf & Country Club.
Regular favourites such as the Turf Managers’ Conference, the Deputies’ Conference and the Young Greenkeepers’ Conference also returned.