With the Thanksgiving long weekend over, the Canadian buying show season kicks into high gear this week.
I’ve been asked to speak at several education seminars held at various shows over the years, mostly on how to work with the media, and quite enjoyed the experience, particularly the questions that come at the end of the seminar.
At the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, I’ve also sat in the audience for countless seminars and been quite enlightened on some of the subjects of the day.
From my perspective, such seminars are valuable tools in helping us become better at what we do, no matter what your role is in the golf industry.
On the other hand, I understand the concern of those on the show floor that seminars and other events that take people away from the vendors are a distraction from the primary purpose of being at the show, that being the buying aspect.
The people in the booths are the ones who make the shows possible and their desire for a considerable return on their investments should always be respected and I believe that is taking place now more than it has in the past.
In that spirit, we bring you this week’s GNN Poll:
Should education seminars and other events that take buyers off the show floor be held during a buying show’s hours of operation?
Let us know your thoughts by casting your vote at the GNN Poll on the home page. As always, you’re welcome to expand your thoughts in the Comments section below this blog.