2007 Las Vegas

BPAA News

07/13/07

International Bowl Expo 2007 breaks records . . . again

2007BowlExpoLogo_mini.jpg Highlighting the celebration of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America's 75th Diamond Anniversary, International Bowl Expo 2007 (IBE 2007) surpassed the previous record year attendance of 2006 by approximately 6% (also was 12% over IBE 2003 which was also held at the popular Mandalay Bay) and received extremely high marks from bowling industry leaders, suppliers, manufacturers and attendees as more than 5,500 gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada June 24 - June 29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino along with the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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07/09/07

International Bowl Expo 2007 - a smashing success

By Joe Lyou (Tenpin Slants)

2007BowlExpoLogo_mini.jpg By all accounts, International Bowl Expo 2007 was a smashing success. Staged annually by the BPAA (Bowling Proprietors' Assn. of America), which is celebrating its 75th (diamond) anniversary this year, Bowl Expo was held June 23-28 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Casino & Convention Center. Hall of Fame writer Dick Evans reports that 5,538 individuals attended the '07 Bowl Expo. That's a remarkable 6% increase over last year and included proprietors, bowlers and writers from several foreign countries.

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07/06/07

75th BPAA Convention may have been No. 1 By Dick Evans

ColumnistDickEvans_small.jpg A record 5,538 signed up for the 75th Bowling Proprietors Association of America Convention that had something for everybody. That was up six percent over 2006, which was eye opening since the BPAA convention traditionally shows a slight decrease its second straight year in Las Vegas. If Quarterback Peyton Manning was the cornerstone to the Colts' Super Bowl victory, then Executive Director John Berglund was the foundation of the six-day BPAA convention that featured a lot of scoring plays.

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07/01/07

Bowling Editorial - Joan Taylor's "Vegas Diary" from the Bowl Expo

ColumnistJoanTaylor_small.jpg We all know that bowling itself has "something for everybody." But I also realized after spending this week in Las Vegas that Bowl Expo offers something for everybody, too.
During a stay at Bowl Expo, there are many experiences and surprises to be had, within and outside of the bowling related events.
Hence, I present my "Vegas Diary."

United States

06/29/07

Bowling as a sport is top of mind in Las Vegas

Bowl Expo attendees learn competition remains important as entertainment aspects grow

IBE2007Logo_small.jpg While all who attended International Bowl Expo 2007 already knew that more people were choosing bowling as a form of entertainment, they all agreed that bowling as a competitive sport remains vital to the industry's success. From United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors Association of America leaders to others in the industry, in small groups and large, that message came across loud and clear. And all those leaving the Mandalay Bay Convention Center clearly understood that they will play a vital role in helping bowling return to its roots as a recognized sport.

IBE 2007

06/29/07

Bowl Expo 2007 Trade Show is over

2008 IBE to be held in Orlando, Fla.

2007IBESleepingDog_small.jpg 'Bowling - A Cut Above the Rest' is the theme as International Bowl Expo 2007 returns to Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, June 24-29, 2007. The two-day Trade Show, which was staged at the Mandalay Bay Convention, ended Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Bowling proprietors from all over the world could find all the latest in products and services available to bowling centers and pro shops. The 2008 Bowl Expo will be held in Orlando, Fla. Pictured here is one of the award-winning bowling photos.

Bowl Expo 2007

06/28/07

Trade Show is underway at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas

2007IBEAlexisSkyJohnJowdy_small.jpg 'Bowling - A Cut Above the Rest' is the theme as International Bowl Expo 2007 returns to Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, June 24-29, 2007. The two-day Trade Show started Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Bayside D in the Mandalay Bay Mandalay Bay Convention Center, where bowling proprietors from all over the world can find all the latest in products and services available to bowling centers and pro shops. The picture shows renown bowling coach and writer John Jowdy with 6'5''-tall Bowl Expo model Alexis Sky.

IBE 2007

06/26/07

Welcome to BPAA's 75th Anniversary

June 24-29, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nev., United States

2007BPAALogo.jpg Welcome to Bowl Expo International, 2007! The world of bowling is coming together this week in Las Vegas to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Proprietors' Association of America. The BPAA's 75th Annual Membership Meeting took place today from 8-11.30 am at South Pacific "E" Room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. During the meeting BPAA President Joe Schumacker and Executive Director John Berglund introduced the BPAA's new logo.

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06/19/07

Ready, Set, Go to the BWAA Convention and Bowl Expo in Las Vegas June 23-28 By Dick Evans

All Roads lead to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for 75th BPAA Convention

ColumnistDickEvans_small.jpg It's pretty upsetting when you figure that you will attend a convention in this gambling Mecca and you can't figure out when you will have time to bet a few bucks on gray horses or roll the dice or pray for a blackjack. No question about it, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America's national convention and Bowl Expo is becoming all things to all people.

International Bowl Expo 2007

04/20/07

Jay Levinson, author of popular Guerilla Marketing books, to Keynote International Bowl Expo Educational Session

Levinson kicks off two days of educational sessions expanded for 2007

IBE2007Logo_small.jpg With his innovative 'take-no-prisoners' approach to marketing, Jay Levinson will address attendees at International Bowl Expo 2007's (IBE 2007) educational keynote session scheduled for Monday, June 25 from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Bowling - A Cut Above the Rest' is the theme as International Bowl Expo 2007 returns to Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, June 24 - June 29, 2007.

International Bowl Expo 2007

04/20/07

Trade Show Activities abound at Bowl Expo 2007

Attendees will have chances at cash and prizes during two-day exhibition

2007BowlExpoLogo_mini.jpg International Bowl Expo is certainly about education, networking and finding all the latest in products and services available to bowling centers and pro shops, but IBE also provides attendees with additional activities on the trade show floor that can translate into trade show deals, cash and prizes.  The 2007 edition is a perfect example as numerous activities are planned for the IBE 2007 attendee.

International Bowl Expo 2007

04/19/07

The Bowling Foundation Fundraisers abound at Bowl Expo 2007

Golf Tournament, "Mystery Squares" and Bowler Statue Auction to Benefit Youth and Education Projects

IBE2007Logo_small.jpg Plans for a benefit golf tournament to be held on Sunday, June 24th prior to the official opening of International Bowl Expo 2007 in Las Vegas are underway, according to The Bowling Foundation and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA). The Bowling Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament will tee off at 7:30 am at the Wildhorse Golf Club, home to one of the toughest golf holes in Southern Nevada.

IBE 2007

01/20/07

LeAnn Rimes to Entertain at Bowl Expo's 'Club Xpo' Event

QubicaAMF Worldwide sponsors Bowl Expo's final social event

2007IBELeAnnRimes_small.jpg International Bowl Expo 2007 (IBE 2007) builds off the 2006 success of Club Xpo by featuring Grammy-award winning superstar LeAnn Rimes, according to IBE 2007 organizers. At only 23 and with nine studio albums to date selling more than 37 million copies, LeAnn continues to astound audiences and win recognition around the world including Grammy awards and numerous other industry awards over her relatively brief career.

IBE 2007

01/18/07

Washington's Best-Loved Couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin to address International Bowl Expo 2007

June 24-29, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nev.

2007IBEJamesCarvilleMaryMatalin_small.jpg Washington's best-loved couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin will be the main keynote speakers at International Bowl Expo 2007 (IBE 2007) General Session to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), organizers of IBE 2007. The General Session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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