Statistics

Statistics

In January 2018 visitors from around the world converged in Harrogate, England to attend Europe’s leading indoor exhibition and education event for the sports turf industry. The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) has been established over 30 years and is an essential feature in the diary of many thousands of people who value the opportunity to meet suppliers and source products, network with their peers and take advantage of the extensive Learning & Development programme. This year’s event proved to be a huge success and whilst the actual number of visitors was down on the previous year the number of qualified buyers remained consistently high with exhibitors reporting a very upbeat show during which a great deal of business was done, bucking the recent trend of exhibitions in general. “We are delighted with the outcome of BTME and an indicator of it’s success is the significant number of exhibitors that have already rebooked for 2019, some requesting increased space” commented BIGGA’s Chief Executive, Jim Croxton.

International Visitors

BTME has become a truly international event with visitors from 25 overseas countries, including:

  • London     36
  • South East     463
  • South West     160
  • Midlands     266
  • East Midlands     432
  • Northern     409
  • Yorkshire     906
  • North West     732
  • East Anglia     111
  • Wales         77
  • Scotland     349
  • Northern Ireland     44
  • Europe (EEC)     203
  • Europe (Non EEC)     128
  • Eastern Europe     52
  • Middle East & N Africa     10
  • North America     28
  • Africa     2
  • Australasia & Pacific     1
  • Blank     90

Total     4,499

  • Australia    1
  • Austria    4
  • Bahrain    1
  • Belarus    3
  • Belgium    6
  • Canada    3
  • Czech Republic    2
  • Denmark    32
  • Estonia    1
  • Finland    13
  • France    12
  • Germany    40
  • Greece        1
  • Hungary    3
  • Iceland    29
  • Israel    2
  • Italy    5
  • Latvia    1
  • Luxembourg    1
  • Netherlands    70
  • Norway    23
  • Oman    2
  • Poland    2
  • Portugal    2
  • Qatar    1
  • Russia    11
  • Saudi Arabia    2
  • Spain    3
  • Swaziland    1
  • Sweden    13
  • Switzerland    3
  • United Arab Emirates    2
  • USA    25
  • Zambia    1
  • Blank    90

Total    558