Association of Turfgrass Professionals Ireland

It’s going to be tribal

Join us on January 11th & 12th as we bring the industry together for 2 days of Networking and Education!


See our list of stellar speakers for the ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2023


A comprehensive 2-day event packed with valuable talks, demonstrations and seminars that is split in to three streams: Golf Course Management, Racecourse Management and Pitch Management

Trade Show

Meet our exhibitors on the trade show floor who will be showcasing the latest technologies and products for turfgrass professionals in Ireland


Your membership number gives you free access

About the event

The ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2023 includes:

  • Seminars from industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tradeshow – Discover new technologies
  • ATPI Golf Competition @ Galway Bay Golf Club on January 12th
  • Outdoor Demonstrations & talks at Galway Bay Golf Club 12th


The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Lough Atalia Road

H91 CYN3 Galway

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This event is accredited for ATPI CPD points. Credit code will be issued on the day.

ATPI Conference Accomodation



Hotel & spa


Single: €140
Twin: €150

Tel: 091 538300
Ref: ATPI (when booking)


Car Parking is available at the Hotel Car Park at €3 per hour.

Delegates attending our ATPI Tradeshow & Conference 2023 event are entitled to a 40% discount per hour parking. To to avail of this discount, you must present their ticket to reception.

Hotel residents enjoy a special parking rate of €10 per car per night in the underground Car Park, subject to availability.

Height Restrictions are 1.9m for the hotel Car Park. If your vehicle is over this height we recommend the Open Car Parking facilities near the docks.

Key Speakers

I retired in October 2022 from almost 30 years lecturing in greenkeeping and golf course management at SRUC Elmwood. I now have more freedom to support golf course management in a different way and now find myself supporting golf clubs and organisations with a variety of golf course and related projects. I have a PhD in the Agricultural Sciences and an MSc in Sport and Society. Away from a career dominated by golf my main interest is cycling, riding around Scotland and overseas, and travelling to watch professional events. I also enjoy being part of a community choir in Cupar where we perform a couple of concerts each year raising money for our nominated charities.

Paul Miller

Golf Course Management Stream

Paul Woodham Paul Woodham is Head of Agronomy at STRI Group working as agronomic consultant since 2010 specialising in golf following a career in greenkeeping and course management spanning 30 years. Paul led STRI development and research involved in producing the Golf Course 2030 project Integrated Turf Management of Parkland Greens in GB&I, one of several STRI projects for GC2030 including Golf Green Quality Standards, Water Security, Aggregates, and Grass Selection.

Paul Woodham

Golf Course Management Stream

Anthony Quinn I graduated from the Technological University Dublin in 2019 with a Degree in Horticultural Science & Sportsturf Management. Over the last few years I have held various roles in sportsturf management including, greenkeeper in Slade Valley golf club, grow in manager for the Buckingham group, Head Groundsman at AFC Wimbledon and now my current role as Stadium Grounds Manager for Fulham Football Club. A proud Dub!!!!

Anthony Quinn

Pitch Management Stream

Steve Gingell Steve Gingell is STRI Agronomy Operations Manager and is an Equestrian Specialist consultant working with HRI, The Jockey Club and a number of UK and international Racecourses. Steve provides objective and agronomic reviews to Racecourses, Eventing and Polo clients and has been involved with a number of STRI lead redevelopments. STRI Equestrian services offers full track reviews, irrigation and water management consultancies, track management strategic and ongoing maintenance solutions.

Steve Gingell

Racecourse Management Stream


ATPI Trade Show

08:30 – 09:00

Registration opens


Trade Show starts

The ATPI Trade show is an exhibition that brings together leading companies that empower Turfgrass Professionals.


The Trade show floor will be full of businesses demonstrating their newest products and services to ATPI trade members.



Trade Show finishes with Complimentary Finger Food and bottled beer on the Trade Show Stands

Racecourse Management Stream

08:30 – 09:00

Registration opens

09:00 – 10:00

Trade show

10:00 – 10:30

“A Guide to Sports Turf Nutrition” Tony White Turfcare

10:30 – 11:00

“Precision Turf – An Introduction” Nikki Mc Kenzie John Deere

11:00 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

“Equestrian management” Steve Gingell STRI

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch & Trade Show

14:30 – 15:00

Primo Maxx – The benefits of PGR’s on Racecourses” Colman Warde ICL 

15:00 – 15:30

“Climate Change and Weather Patterns” Alan O’Reilly, Carlow Weather

16:00 – 17:00

Trade Show Reception – Complimentary Finger Food and bottled beer on the Trade Show Stands

Pitch Management Stream

8:30 – 9:00

Registration opens

9:00 – 10:00

Trade Show

10.00 – 10.30

“Issues for Football”  Pat Suttle ksagronomy

10.30 – 11.00

Soil analysis & Nutrition Programmes for Sportspitches” Fergal Greenan ICL  

11.00 – 11.30

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00

“Utilising Moisture & Cold Pressed Seaweed Applications to Minimise Drought Stress” Tony White Turfcare

12.00 – 12.30

“Precision Turf – An Introduction” Nikki Mc Kenzie John Deere

12.30 – 2.30

Lunch & Trade Show

2.30 – 3.30

‘Pitch Management at Craven Cottage’ Anthony Quinn, Stadium Grounds Manager Fulham FC

4.00 – 5.00

Trade Show Reception  – Complimentary  Finger Food and Bottled Beer on the Trade Show Stands

Golf Course Management Stream

08:30 – 09:00

Registration opens

09:00 – 09:30

Trade show

09:30 – 10:30

“Golf Courses: Best Fit for the Environment”  Dr Paul Miller

10:30 – 11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

“EU Fertiliser Regulations – Impacts on ICL and You”  Henry Bechelet ICL

11:30 – 12:00

“Turf biological fungicides and how they work” Philip Logan ENVU

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Trade Show

14:00 – 15:00

“Best Practice Management for Poa/Bent Parkland Greens” Paul Woodham STRI

15:00 – 15:30

“Precision Turf – An Introduction” Nikki Mc Kenzie John Deere

15:30 – 16:00

“Irrigation system efficiency and future proofing” Shaun Anderson Rainbird

16:00 – 17:00

Trade Show Reception Complimentary Finger Food and Bottled Beer on the Trade Show Stands

Agenda January 12th

AGENDA Thurs 12th Jan

10.30 – 12.30

ATPI Golf Competition Galway Bay Golf Resort

Machinery Demonstrations and Display Galway Bay Golf Resort

For golf tee time reservations phone Finbarr on 087-7728720

Golf Competition is FREE for ATPI members.


Your membership number gives you free access

Who you'll meet at Trade Show

John Deere

Stand A1


Stand A2



Stand A3


Stand A4

Broderick/ Jacobsen

Stand B2


Stand B4

Whites Amenity

Stand B5


Stand B6


Stand B9


Stand B11


Stand B12


Stand B13


Stand C1

FRS Training

Stand C2



Stand C3


Stand C4

MSK Silversands

Stand C5

Sea Nymph

Stand C8

Whelans Garage

Stand C9




Stand C12

Dar Golf

Stand C13

Not a Member