Trade Exhibition

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

June 21 - 24, 2021

Held annually, the Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing over 120 hours of education and showcasing the latest in turf management machinery, equipment, research, technology and products.

Each year, hundreds of golf course superintendents and their teams, sports turf management professionals, greenkeeping staff, curators and turf maintenance personnel attend the variety of turf management, environment and biodiversitry and management education seminars from leading Australian and international presenters, and visit the trade show to browse, question and hear from representatives across all elements of sports turf management. 

In 2021, we once again bring the industry together after a tough two years that has seen droughts, bushfires and of course, COVID-19.   The live and recorded presentations coupled with great Q & A sessions and the 3,500 sqm trade exhibiton will give many opportunities for learning and discussing all that is new and relevent to Sports Turf Management. 

The 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition has received endorsement as an Approved Business Event from AusTrade, resulting in the ability for Exhibitors, Sponsors and Trade Partners exhibiting (or sponsoring) at the 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition to now apply for and receive government funding to cover up to 50% of costs for exhibiting, up to a maximum of $250,000.  Read further below

About the Event

The 2021 Convention will be the largest and most diverse Sports Turf Management event staged in Australia in the last five years, bringing together delegates, stakeholders and businesses from all facets of the turf industry. 

The trade exhibition will occupy a minimum 3,500m2 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and will:

  • Attract  delegates and visitors from across the Australian golf and sports turf industries
  • Connect industry with owners, operators and senior managers from a diverse range of golf , sports turf and agri businesses
  • Showcase the latest products, services and trends

Business Events Grant

The 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition has been endorsed as an Approved Business Event by Austrade (Australian Trade and Investment Commission).  The result of this endorsement of the Associations’ Turf Convention is that partners and companies exhibiting at (or sponsoring) the 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition are eligible to apply for and receive government funding to cover up to 50% of costs for exhibiting, up to a maximum of $250,000. 

This endorsement of the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association and the 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition is a significant win for trade partners and exhibitors assisting greatly with costs associated to attending the 2021 event, and assist companies to further develop markets, engage directly with stakeholders, buyers and decision makers and enhance the ability for exhibitors to open up new market opportunities. 

Applications for funding are now open until 31 March 2021 

To find out more information and access case studies and applicaiton information - please click here

Marketing and Exhibition Opportunities 

For prospective commercial partners, the event promises to be a hub for ideas, trends, tools and networking opportunities. More specifically, it will provide partners with opportunities to:

  • Engage with the turf industry
  • Place your name in front of your target market
  • Generate brand awareness & media exposure
  • Increase your reach and exposure to new clients, customers and businesses
  • Network with golf industry influencers and clients

There are a limited number of unique sponsorship opportunities to become associated with this industry-leading Conference and Exhibition for Sports Turf Management


Partnership Prospectus available soon. In the meanwhile please contact the association for further sponsorship or business opportunites or the register your interest in a prospectus,



Sports Turf Management Trade Exhibition Floorplan - Gold Coast 2021


Click image to open the most recent floorplan as a viewable pdf