BIGGA ANNOUNCE FIRST SPEAKERS
For January's Continue To Learn
BIGGA have revealed the first speakers who have confirmed their availability to present at Continue to Learn 2018 during BTME, taking place in Harrogate during January.
Encompassing more than 240 hours of content, BIGGA say the learning is suitable for all those in greenkeeping, regardless of their position or length of time in the industry.
Sami Strutt, BIGGA's head of member development, said: "Continue to Learn at BTME has grown exponentially over the last seven years, with almost double the number of education hours being delivered."
Through responses to the Members Choice survey, BIGGA members play a key role in the design of the annual programme.
Sami added: "We're excited to be welcoming many new speakers to the event as well as welcoming back several firm favourites. The complete programme will be launched at the beginning of October and we expect it to be as popular as ever."
The speakers confirmed so far are:
- Micah Woods, Asian Turfgrass Centre
- Adrian Mortram, Robin Hume Associates Ltd
- Bob Taylor, STRI
- Lorna D Sheldon, LDS International
- Paul Miller, Lecturer in Golf Course Management
- Mark Hunt, Headland Amenity
- Michael Astrop, Coach the Mind
- Alan Gange & Francesca Baylis, Royal Holloway University
- Frank Newberry, Frank Newberry Seminars
- Eddie Ainsworth, Avro Golf Club
- James Bledge, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
- Wendy Cole, The R&A
- Adam Moeller, USGA
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 will also see the launch of a new event, tailored specifically for young greenkeepers.
Sami said: "Working with BIGGA's Young Greenkeepers Committee, the programme will include sessions relevant to the audience. The opportunity to network with other young greenkeepers and to meet industry figures who could help with career progression will prove invaluable for our younger members."
Further speakers and events will be announced as the October launch of Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 draws nearer.
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 takes place from Sunday 21-Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Harrogate Convention Centre. The education programme overlaps with the BTME exhibition, which takes place from Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 January 2018.