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Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Boot Camps

As part of your full registration to the 2019 International Bowl Expo – at no extra charge, all attendees are invited to attend this Sunday educational lineup.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Food & Beverage Boot Camp: 
Group Event Catering & Banqueting Profitability.

This program will have limited seating and reservations are required in advance to participate. This is included in your Bowl Expo full registration.

Ideal for Event Coordinators, Food & Beverage Managers, General Manager, Proprietors and/or anyone responsible for making your events more profitable with food & beverage.

Execution and costing of food & beverage are critical foundations for long term growth and profitability with group events, join us to learn:

-Tips & tricks to impress your guests with executable buffet and banquet setup examples.

-Learn how to calculate the correct amounts of food and pricing structures to maximize your profitability.

-Steps and tools to elevate your group event food and beverage operations and execution.

-Industry experts share suggested best practices about group/corporate party food and beverage.

We encouraged anyone responsible for making your events more pro table with food & beverage to attend this five-hour boot camp. Space is limited to the first 32 registrants, so reserve your spot today.


Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
League Development Boot Camp: 
System of League Bowling

“Let systems run the business and people run the systems. People come and go but systems remain constant."

League Bowler Development hasn’t really changed over the past 40 years, but it’s a skill set that hasn’t been shared with the new generation. What was simply "Tribal Knowledge" is now documented, created by the BPAA League Development Committee, the System of League Bowling provides bowling center owners, operators, managers and other personnel with fast and efficient guidance on the development and retention of league bowlers. This full-day Boot Camp takes a deep dive into the system to provide you with the tools and techniques necessary to meet your league goals, regardless of the season. No matter how much or how little skill you have in league development, the guidance in this system will make you a better, more proficient and more confident bowling center owner, operator, manager or league coordinator.  

Space is limited to the first 32 registrants, so reserve your spot today.


Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Talent Acquisition (Recruiting, Training & Retaining Staff) Boot Camp: 

Where did all the good candidate for hire go? With unemployment rates at sub 3% it seems there aren’t even good prospects to hire. Hope is not lost, this course for Proprietors, Managers and HR directors helps to create a culture in your center that not only retains the good employees but makes your center a destination good candidates seek out.


Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

Digital Tools
The digital tools available to all businesses today are amazing…and overwhelming. Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat are all the rage. The first question is which ones can really help a bowling center? Next is how to use them properly for maximum results. The goal is to get more people thinking about bowling and walking into your center.
Social Media
Social Media is not the only digital tool for bowling centers to consider. There is text messaging, online reviews, frequency marketing and email marketing  among others. Beyond understanding
what each of these vehicles are, is learning how to best use them.
Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing Boot Camps dive deeper into what works best for bowling and how to use it in your center. Bring your laptop or tablet and be ready to take your marketing efforts to the next level!


Attendees Say

  • It’s Electric! Being at Bowl Expo is a lot of fun, there are many innovative products out there. You get to see the next big thing before it becomes the big thing!

    Tyler Herreman
    Centennial Lanes – Hays, KS

  • One of the best reasons I’d think to come is to visit with other bowling centers and seeing how their operations are and networking amongst one another.

    Chris James
    Cordova Bowling Center – Cordova, TN

  • I get a good pulse to where the industry is at and who the people are that are making those trends and taking the industry to where it’s headed.

    Gianmarc Manzione
    Bowlers Journal International – Chicago, IL

  • I come to Bowl Expo to take a break from my business, get rejuvenated while meeting with other proprietors, and learn key things from the different educational seminars. It gets me back in the game. It gets me mentally thinking that I can do things better and I can do things differently at my center.

    Marc Mattecheck
    North Bend Lanes – North Bend, OR

  • It’s a great way to find new ideas for your bowling center. Not necessarily if your center is struggling, but even if you have a booming bowling center! Not only can you offer stuff to other people, but there’s some great ideas out there that maybe you’ve just never thought of before.

    Brandon Wilder
    Buffaloe Lanes – Raleigh, NC

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