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Peyton Manning

Keynote Speaker

Nation’s Premier Bowling Industry Trade Show Welcomes Five-Time - NFL MVP for Keynote Speaker

Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is pleased to announce renowned Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, as the selected keynote speaker for the upcoming International Bowl Expo (IBE), the bowling industry’s premier annual conference taking place on June 26th – 30th 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.

“Bringing the International Bowl Expo to fruition is a labor of love for all involved,” said Nancy Schenk, BPAA Vice President and Chair of International Bowl Expo. “It takes a tremendous amount of work, but once all’s said and done, we know that this gathering of likeminded business professionals is a collectively beneficial event that’s sure to instill the necessary strategies to help attendees make the right moves to enhance their growth and share the experience of bowling with more people throughout the country.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Peyton on-board as the keynote speaker at this year’s IBE,” said Tom Martino, BPAA President. “As one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks and leading MVPs to ever grace the ranks of the NFL, Peyton represents all of the ideals we value within our own industry and continue to push the members of our association to embody everyday as we help them to find the success they strive for.”

Manning’s astounding achievements – being a 2-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, 14-time Pro Bowl selection and setting records for single-season passing yards and touchdown passes, among others – are only a part of his story. In the midst of solidifying his place among NFL greats, Manning has managed to build an impressive resume for his humanitarian efforts.

In addition to forming the PeyBack Foundation in 1999, he also serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. Manning’s altruistic background has earned him the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015.

Johnny Cupcakes

Thought Leader

BPAA is pleased to announce Johnny Cupcakes will be the thought leader for Bowl Expo 2016

Johnny shares his story of how he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car at age 19, with a learning disability, to some of the world's most sought after retail locations.

In this session, Johnny will piece together how his success reinforces the power of details, experience and loyalty. Through his inspiring, and certainly unpredictable journey, Johnny exudes the fundamental connection between the person and the brand. Johnny's presentation provides comprehensive blueprints for getting any small business, passion or idea off the ground, while also expanding the way existing creators think.

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Jim Sullivan

Super Session Speaker

Jim Sullivan

A veteran with over 20 years in the hospitality industry as an award-winning operator and best-selling author. He has worked for and with companies as distinct as Walt Disney Company, Starbucks, and McDonald’s. Not a “theorist”, Jim is a well-known as a brand-builder, motivator, trend-spotter and problem-solver. He has built his reputation designing successful sales, marketing, and customer service programs for the “Top 200” foodservice and retail chains, and over 1,000 independent business owners in the industry. Jim will share his knowledge and expertise on the necessary pieces to having an award winning business.

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What is Bowl Expo?

International Bowl Expo (IBE) is the bowling industry's premier annual convention and trade show featuring exhibits of a wide array of products and services. IBE also presents dozens of interactive seminars and "how-to" workshops that aim to assist proprietors, leveraging the latest tools and technology to improve and strengthen their businesses. The sessions serve to educate and expose proprietors to the latest trends, marketing ideas, profit center opportunities and new information about the industry to help build their businesses and spread the excitement of bowling throughout their communities. Attendance at International Bowl Expo is open to any owner/operator (or their employees) of a bowling center, billiard center, pro shop, or industry partner. Domestic companies, manufacturers, suppliers, or distributors that do not own/operate (or are the designated representative of) a bowling center, billiard center or pro shop must purchase an exhibit booth to participate in International Bowl Expo.

International Bowl Expo is the "Must Attend" Event of the Year for:

  • Traditional Bowling Centers
  • Hybrid Bowling Centers
  • Family Entertainment Centers (FECs)
  • Boutique Bowling Establishments
  • Bowling Pro Shops
  • Bowling Coaches
  • Candlepin Centers
  • Duckpin Centers

2016 International Bowl Expo All Under One Roof!!

Dear Bowl Expo Attendees, Please know that BPAA has not contracted with any company for hotel room discounts or housing services, and your contact information has not been shared with any Third party providers. If you are contacted for discounted rooms by Global Housing or Expo Housing Services, Please be aware that these are NOT authorized by BPAA. All hotel room reservations should be made directly through the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Reservations may be made at: , or by calling the Mandalay Bay Reservations at 877-632-9001 and asking for Group Code SBWL16.

Attendees Say

Bill "I've been to over twenty Bowl Expos and networking is one of the biggest benefits…every (year), I've taken at least one or two ideas back home that have more than paid for my trip."

Bill Wammes

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