Busy show season highlights with GCSAA Trade Show attendance

A very busy show season recently highlighted for Soil Scout with attendance at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show (GIS) in Orlando, Florida. In January Soil Scout had also exhibited at the SFMA Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City and more recently at BIGGA’s BTME Exhibition in the UK, described as the premier turf management exhibition in Europe.  

At this year’s GCSAA Trade Show we were pleased to be invited to join with our US partner SubAir Systems on their popular booth.

Just like the two previous shows it was really encouraging to see visitor numbers at the event seemingly back to pre-COVID levels with plenty of key industry decision makers present throughout the two days of the trade show.

Soil Scout was represented by United States based Business Unit Director for the Americas, Clint Payne and North & South America Sales Executive Christian Walter and they were joined by UK-based Sales and Sports Turf specialist Nick Durkin and Soil Scout CEO, Jalmari Talola from Finland.

Throughout the trade show we offered visitors the chance to watch a live demonstration of how the soil monitoring solution works with moisture, temperature and salinity data delivered to the Soil Scout Hub in real-time. We were also pleased to welcome Don Naumann, the founder and president of Sierra Pacific Turf Supply and his team to the stand to formally shake-hands on a new dealership agreement for California and Nevada.

Soil Scout CEO Jalmari commented on his show experience: “The world's largest industry event offered us an excellent opportunity to gain visibility and meet industry professionals from different parts of the world.

“We must thank SubAir Systems for their hospitality on the joint exhibition booth, which turned out to be a very successful combination. Several visitors shared an interest in both solutions and how they work together. In general, the interest in Soil Scout at the event was huge and the two-day event became very busy. In addition to numerous leads, we met with several current and hopefully future partners with whom we can build our success story.”

Christian commented: “The exhibition gave us some great insights on what the ‘supers’ are looking for. It’s become apparent that it's not all about moisture. Superintendents are now using temperature data more and more to control spray schedules and be on watch for certain bugs and diseases.”

Clint was impressed with the number of visitors who showed an interest in the solution saying; “We spoke with hundreds of people that were attending and exhibiting at the show that we're interested in our solution.”

Nick was attending the exhibition for the first time and was very impressed saying: This was my first GIS show with Soil Scout. I went with no expectations with it being my first outing here but I am very pleased to say that we had another very successful event. I was overwhelmed at the size of the show, it was great to see so many people not just from the USA present from the industry.

“We had a great time showcasing Soil Scout’s capabilities to course superintendents and turf managers from around the world. As always it's great to hear from our current users as we feel it's very important to have their feedback. But this show in particular gave us a great opportunity to talk to potential customers moving forward throughout this year. We'll certainly look forward to coming back again in 2024 in Phoenix.”

Pictured above: Nick Durkin, Jalmari Talola and Clint Payne.

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James Baylis

Head of Creative Content at Soil Scout. With over 20 years experience in the design, media and photographic industries, James has a passion for promoting the Soil Scout solution through creative content and marketing.