The best in the bowling biz are headed to Las Vegas this summer for the annual International Bowl Expo. The show runs June 17-21 at the Paris Hotel and Las Vegas Convention Center. The event serves as the annual gathering place for bowling entrepreneurs, providers of the latest bowling tech and a hefty crowd of arcade and amusement companies and professionals.
This year, the Bowling Proprietors’ Assoc. of America (BPAA) have organized a jam-packed schedule of events to serve the needs of the industry in attendance. Sunday, June 17 kicks off with a day full of boot camp classes, detailing leagues, Facebook marketing and pinsetters from both Brunswick and QubicaAMF. Monday brings the sponsors to the table and will feature a day full of product breakdowns as well as a networking lunch and a seminar from Expo. Thought Leader Mark Kamp. Kamp is a successful entrepreneur, radio personality and Las Vegas headliner, and looks to share tips on successful business transformations.
On Tuesday, attendees can choose from 16 classes covering a wide breadth of bowling related subjects, with a breakfast and networking hour to kick things off right. Additionally, on Wednesday, June 20, the trade show floor blasts open, preceded by the show’s keynote speaker Lou Holtz. A former NFL player and longtime coach, Holtz is well known for his fiery, straight-outta-a-sports-flick motivational speeches.
The bowl games he’s played and coached in may be different than the bowling discussed throughout the rest of the show, but organizers promise he’ll fire up the crowd before the exhibit floor opens.
The Expo continues on Thursday, June 21, with another day on the show floor. Wrapping up the entire event will be the annual Club Xpo event, with this year’s famed guest being comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.