Bowl Expo

2016 IBE

07/03/16

2016 International Bowl Expo concludes at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

2016IBEPeytonManning2_small.jpgOrganized by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, the 2016 International Bowl Expo took place June 26-30 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Renowned Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning (pictured), was the selected keynote speaker and kicked off the General Session on the 29th with a presentation speech. The Bowling Industry Service Awards were presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, June 28.

2016 IBE

06/12/16

VA Secretary McDonald to speak at Bowl Expo

2016IBERobertMcDonaldVASecretary_small.jpg The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Bowling Proprietors' Association of America International Bowl Expo on June 29 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. McDonald is speaking at the behest of bowling's own, oldest and most successful charity -- the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL). Prior to joining VA, Secretary McDonald was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).

2016 IBE

10/30/15

BPAA announce Peyton Manning as keynote speaker at 2016 International Bowl Expo

Nation's premier bowling industry trade show welcomes five-time NFL MVP for keynote speech

2015DenverBroncosquarterbackPeytonManning_small.jpgToday the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced renowned Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning (pictured), as the selected keynote speaker for the 2016 International Bowl Expo (IBE). Bowling industry's premier annual conference will take place June 26-30 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Manning will be kicking off proceedings on the 29th with a presentation speech about his insights surrounding the importance of teamwork, leadership, and keys to success in any endeavor.

2015 IBE

01/24/15

Magic Johnson to deliver keynote address at International Bowl Expo 2015

2015IBEKeynoteSpeakerMagicJohnson_small.jpg Two of America's most beloved sports, bowling and basketball, will come together at this year's International Bowl Expo (IBE). NBA Champion and philanthropist, Earvin "Magic" Johnson (pictured), will step to the podium to deliver the keynote address at this year's event being held from June 22-26, 2015 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year.

IBMHOF News

07/16/14

IBMHOF raises $25,000, elects new leadership at Bowl Expo

2014IBMHOFLogo_small.jpg While not as busy as usual, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame still had an eventful week at International Bowl Expo June 22-26 in Orlando, Fla. Even without the traditional Salute to Bowling this year, the IBMHOF still raised more than $25,000. Outgoing IBMHOF president/chairman of the board Keith Hamilton, who was stepping down after serving three terms as president/chairman will be followed by Industry veteran Bob Gudorf, executive vice president of Classic Products Corp.

United States

07/01/14

Mark Davis receives John Davis Award for 2014

2014JohnDavisAwardMarkDavis_small.jpg Mark Davis (pictured with Len Nicholson, left), younger brother of the late John Davis, founder of the Kegel Company, has been named the 2014 recipient of the John Davis Award. The surprise presentation was made at International Bowl Expo in Orlando, Fla. The award is presented annually to a deserving person who is actively involved in trying to advance the sport of bowling. A perpetual plaque, bearing each recipient's name, is on permanent display at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla.

2014 IBE

06/26/14

Former U.S. President George W. Bush participates in roundtable discussion at IBE 2014

The Bowling Industry welcomed former two-term president and Texas governor who spoke with attendees at the International Bowl Expo 2014

2014IBECathyDeSocioGeorgeWBush_small.jpgA milestone in the history of bowling was made June 25 when former U.S. President George W. Bush stepped to the stage at the 2014 International Bowl Expo. The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) invited the two-term president and former Texas governor to participate in a roundtable discussion at this year's Bowl Expo, which will be held from June 22-26 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Bowl Expo News

02/17/14

Bowl Expo 2014 offers new educational opportunities

Off-site trip to Disney Locations and on-site Super Hospitality Session will focus on Business Philosophy, Hospitality Management

2014IBELogo_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced two educational opportunities at International Bowl Expo Xtreme 2014 in Orlando, Florida, June 22-27, 2014. Monday afternoon, June 23, is an additional fee, off-site "The Business Behind The Magic Tour" at nearby Disney locations. On Tuesday afternoon, June 24, two faculty members from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management will facilitate a "Hospitality Management Super Session".

2014 IBE

02/04/14

Bowl Expo to reveal Disney Customer Service secrets

Former Disney training head Doug Lipp to kick off Monday, June 23, Educational Program

2014IBELogo2_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced Doug Lipp, former head of Disney University's training team, will kick off the educational programming with a Thought Leader Session at International Bowl Expo Xtreme 2014 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, June 22-26, 2014. The session is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. EST, Monday, June 23, following BPAA's annual meeting. The session, sponsored by Brunswick, kicks off two days of educational seminars and workshops.

2013 IBE

06/28/13

Choptank Bowling Center wins $100,000 "Extreme Bowling Center Makeover" prize

Once-in-a-lifetime prize to go towards complete physical and operational overhaul of Cambridge, Maryland-based bowling center

2013IBE100000DollarMakeoverAwardWinners_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced that Choptank Bowling Center in Cambridge, Maryland has won the once-in-a-lifetime $100,000 prize to upgrade their facility. Through the "Extreme Bowling Center Makeover," which was only open to domestic bowling proprietors who attended the 2013 International Bowl Expo (IBE) this week in Las Vegas, NV, Choptank is set to receive a physical bowling center makeover as well as an operations and training overhaul.

United States

06/27/13

Kegel Founder John Davis recognized with Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award

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Kegel founder John Davis was posthumously honored with the 2013 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award on Wednesday during Bowl Expo in Las Vegas. Jonathan Davis, John's son and the Chief Business Development Officer at Kegel, was presented the award by Herman Glenn, the United States Bowling Congress Director of Equipment Specifications. The award recipient is determined by a committee consisting of USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications team members.

2013 IBE

06/27/13

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi delivers keynote speech at International Bowl Expo

2013PepsiCoChairmanCEOIndraNooyi_small.jpg PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi (pictured) was the keynote speaker at the 2013 International Bowl Expo (IBE) Wednesday, June 26, in Las Vegas. IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year. In her keynote speech, Nooyi drew upon her own career and professional experiences to help empower bowling proprietors with insights and strategies to boost their businesses.

2013 IBE

06/26/13

Olympic champions Jenner, Torres deliver keynote presentations at International Bowl Expo

Legendary athletes Bruce Jenner and Dana Torres empower bowling industry's leaders with leadership insights and tips for success

2013IBEBruceJenner_small.jpg2013IBEDaraTorres_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) welcomed Olympic champion Bruce Jenner (l.) and five-time Olympian Dara Torres (r.) as this year's thought leader keynote speakers at the 2013 International Bowl Expo (IBE) in Las Vegas. The dual keynotes offered bowling industry leaders a rare opportunity to gain valuable insights from two of the Olympic Games' most prolific and iconic champions in separate sessions.

Coaching

06/25/13

Jeri Edwards inducted into Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame during Bowl Expo

Former Team USA Head Coach becomes first female inductee; Billy Sixty and Sid Greenberg join Trailblazers

2013CoachesHoFJeriEdwards_small.jpg Jeri Edwards (pictured) was inducted into the Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame during International Bowl Expo in a ceremony Monday, June 24, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Edwards is the sixth inductee and the first woman to join the elite new Hall of Fame, which began in 2008. In addition to selecting one outstanding active coach each year, the Coaches Hall of Fame adds early pioneers who laid the foundation for modern coaches. Joining the list of Trailblazers this year are Billy Sixty and Sid Greenberg.

2013 IBE

06/22/13

Bowl Expo adds a "Second Chance" drawing to bowling center makeover contest

Brunswick, Ebonite, Storm and QubicaAMF prize package is worth $20,000

2013IBELogo_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced that a "Second Chance" drawing has been added to the $100,000 Bowling Center Makeover event at the end of Bowl Expo. The Brunswick, Ebonite, Storm and QubicaAMF prize package is worth $20,000. Both drawings are open to domestic, non-military BPAA member centers only, with a limit of one entry per center, and will be held at 4:00 p.m. PDT, Thursday, June 27, 2013, on the trade show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2013 IBE

05/14/13

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi to be keynote speaker at 2013 International Bowl Expo

Keynote address takes place June 26 at 9:15 a.m. PDT at the Paris Las Vegas

2013IBELogo_small.jpg 2013PepsiCoChairmanCEOIndraNooyi_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) today announced that PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi (r.) will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 International Bowl Expo (IBE). IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year. PepsiCo has served as the official beverage provider to the bowling industry since 2002.

2013 IBE

03/07/13

BPAA to award $100,000 incentive for Bowling Center Makeover at International Bowl Expo

One BPAA domestic member center will strike it big and win $100,000 for a total physical and operational overhaul of their business

2013IBE100000DollarMakeoverAward_small.jpg The BPAA has announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for bowling proprietors who will be in attendance at the 2013 International Bowl Expo this summer in Las Vegas, Nev. For the first time ever, the BPAA announced the "$100,000 Bowling Center Makeover" - an incentive open to all BPAA domestic member centers who can enter for the chance to win a physical bowling center makeover as well as an operations and training overhaul.

2012 IBE

07/11/12

Bowling Industry comes together for ground-breaking 2012 International Bowl Expo

Catherine DeSocio appointed first female president of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America; Expo features keynote address by famed astronaut Mark Kelly; Induction of Jeff Bojé into the BPAA Hall of Fame

2012IBELogo_small.jpgDuring the week of June 25, bowling industry leaders from around the world rolled into Reno, Nevada for the 2012 International Bowl Expo and Trade Show. With a theme of "United We Bowl," this year's Bowl Expo showcased how increased solidarity across the industry has contributed to years of consecutive growth and heightened consumer participation. Catherine DeSocio was appointed as the first female president of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

BWAA News

06/08/12

Parker Bohn III and Jason Belmonte will speak to BWAA members at Bowl Expo

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201112PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgParker Bohn III (l.) will speak to the members of the Bowling Writers Association of America at the Brunswick Luncheon on Monday June 25, and Jason Belmonte (r.) of Australia will tell members about his world travels at the Storm Breakfast Tuesday June 26 during this year's BWAA Convention as part of Bowl Expo. Along with other company officials, both pros will answer questions from BWAA members in attendance.

BWAA News

05/25/12

Sensational young singer to perform at BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner

19-year-old Mitch Franco has been a professional singer most of his life

2012BWAAColumbia300DinnerMitchFranco_small.jpg When members of the Bowling Writers Association of America, Hall of Famers, and industry VIP guests come to the BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner, they will be serenaded by one of America's best young singers, Mitch Franco (pictured). The dinner will be held Sunday, June 24, 6:30 pm in the Eldorado Hotel Conference Center in Reno. In his performance, guests will hear a few originals mixed with classics from crooners and artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin.

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