NORWALK, Conn. – Inventors of new golf training or teaching aids, accessories and equipment will be able to gauge the interest of some 40,000 attending golf industry professionals from around the world at the Inventor's Spotlight Pavilion during the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, January 24-26, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.
Organized in partnership with the United Inventors Association (UIA) and InventionHome, the Inventor's Spotlight pavilion on the Show floor will showcase golf inventions not yet available at retail. During the PGA Merchandise Show Week, UIA and InventionHome will award top inventors with one of three awards: Most Innovative Concept, Best Manufacturing Analysis, and the Pinnacle Award for the broadest range of successful development efforts. Judging will be conducted by UIA and InventionHome experts, who will be in attendance throughout the Show to answer inventor questions associated with taking an idea to the development, patenting, production and golf-distribution stage.
The 2012 Inventor's Spotlight winners were Score Band for Best Product Concept, a multi-sport score keeping wristband now located on the PGA Show main exhibit floor in booth #1610., and Integrity Analysis SwingProfile, a golf swing and analysis app, for Best Market Research & Best Overall Product.
"The Inventor's Spotlight area at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show provides a platform like no other in the golf industry where inventors can expose their most intriguing golf inventions to industry influencers and product development experts," said PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Senior Vice President Ed Several. "Our goal is to provide those worthy inventions with an opportunity to develop from the conceptual stage to the commercial, ready-for-production and sales stage."
About the 60th PGA Merchandise Show
The 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held January 24-26, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., will welcome some 1,000 top golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry's annual global summit for the business of golf. The PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, the world's largest professional golf testing event, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Orange County National Golf Center. During Show days, PGA Professionals, retailers and industry leaders will uncover the latest trends, source the newest golf merchandise, test the latest equipment, learn proven business best practices, network among peers and move forward the business of the game. Organized in partnership with The PGA of America as a trade-only event, the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show will be held in the Orange County Convention Center ~ 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 24-25; and 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 26. For more information, visit www.pgashow.com.
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