Syngenta announces theme, events for 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Syngenta announces theme, events for 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Photo mosaic, Health in Action 5K, women in turf panel among offerings in San Diego.

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Syngenta announced its theme of Bringing the Best Together at the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. From Feb. 7-10 in San Diego, Syngenta is celebrating bringing the turf industry together with an opportunity to participate in a photo mosaic, as well as recognition ceremonies, industry networking, the annual 5K fun run and opportunities to learn about innovative turf solutions.

From Jan. 24-Feb. 10, turf industry professionals can upload a photo to the Bringing the Best Together Photo Mosaic at GreenCastOnline.com/GCSAAShow or at the show in booth #3222. Participants are encouraged to share a photo that represents why they are excited to be back at the show. These photos could showcase whom they are excited to see, what they want to learn about or just why they are glad to be back together in person. And if someone is not able to join in person, they can still participate online by sharing a photo of how they are connecting with colleagues and participating in the conference from home.

By uploading a photo, participants will be entered for a chance to win one of five Solo Stove Yukon fire pits. Syngenta will award:

  • One the week of Jan. 24
  • One the week of Jan. 31
  • Three the week of the show (Feb. 8, 9 and 10)

“Our name Syngenta means ‘Bringing People Together’. In fact, our mission goes beyond bringing people together. We are committed to bringing together the best products, programs and technology to support our customers,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager at Syngenta. “Our team has missed their friendships and the great people in this industry, so this year, we wanted to celebrate our name and the opportunity to be back together. We look forward to reconnecting with everyone in our booth and at our events throughout the week.”

During the show, Syngenta will support numerous events, including the conference welcome reception, the Ladies Leading Turf panel discussion and networking reception, a happy hour and the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards in the Syngenta booth, and the Certification Luncheon.

Additionally, Syngenta will host the sixth annual Health in Action 5K to promote the importance of superintendents’ personal health. There are opportunities to participate in-person, virtually or both, and participants will get a $5 discount on the registration fee if they sign up for both at the same time. This year, there will be nearly $2,000 of prizes available with all proceeds benefitting the GCSAA Foundation. Online registration is now open. Register by Jan. 7 for the best price.

Below is an overview of all the Syngenta highlights at the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show:

Bringing The Best Together Photo Mosaic

Syngenta Booth #3222 and GreenCastOnline.com/GCSAAShow

Jan. 24-Feb. 10

Share your photo that represents why you are excited to be back at the show or how you are participating from home. Everyone who uploads a photo online or at an in-booth kiosk will be entered for a chance to win one of five Solo Stove Yukon fire pits. See Official Rules at GreenCastOnline.com/GCSAAShow.

Welcome Reception

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

Feb. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us for this memorable celebration as Syngenta and the GCSAA host the 2022 welcome reception onboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier. We’re excited to bring people together for networking with industry professionals from across the country while enjoying complimentary appetizers and cocktails.

Opening Session

Ballroom 20

Feb. 8, 8:30-10 a.m.

Help us kick off the show and reconnect with fellow attendees at the opening session. Lauren Thompson, from GolfNow and Clubhouse Solutions, will host, as achievements of members and award winners are recognized, including the new Col. John Morley Award and Outstanding Contribution Awards. Mike Parkin, global head of Professional Solutions at Syngenta, will provide a special welcome to attendees.

Syngenta Bringing People Together Happy Hour

Syngenta Booth #3222

Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.

Join us during the Tradeshow Tee Off in booth #3222 for complimentary drinks and to toast being back together for the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. Attendees who participate in the Bringing The Best Together photo mosaic during this inaugural event will receive a special gift.

Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards Presentation

Syngenta Booth #3222

Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

Join us in booth #3222 as we honor the winners of the 2021 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards.

Health in Action 5K

Starting at the Marriott Marquis on the Embarcadero side

In-person: Feb. 9, 7:30 a.m.

Virtual: Feb. 12-28

Syngenta and the GCSAA are hosting the sixth annual Health in Action 5K. Register now to participate in-person, virtually or both. Follow and join the conversation on social media using #GCSAA5K.

Certification Luncheon

Ballroom 20

Feb. 9, 12:30-2 p.m.

At this luncheon, Syngenta and the GCSAA will celebrate the 2021 class of newly Certified Golf Course Superintendents and provide special acknowledgements of 25- and 40-year CGCSs in attendance. 

Ladies Leading Turf Discussion Panel and Networking Reception

Room 28

Feb. 9

3-4 p.m. – Mentoring Women panel discussion

4-5 p.m. – Reception

Syngenta, Ladies Leading Turf and the GCSAA have partnered to host this annual diversity and inclusion discussion for the fifth year in a row to celebrate women in the turf industry. In this inspiring session, you'll hear from leading women in turf on their mentorship and mentee experiences. Then don’t miss an opportunity to network with your peers.

Schwenke will provide welcoming remarks, and the session will be moderated by Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, golf course architect at Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, Inc.

From 4-5 p.m., attendees are invited to the outdoor terrace adjacent to room 28 to network and socialize. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.