Bowl Expo 2017 Set for June 18-22

May 5, 2017 No Comments

IBE_2017On June 18-22, the 2017 International Bowl Expo will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s event will again offer attendees quality educational programs, networking opportunities and a tradeshow with the latest products and services.

The Keynote for Bowl Expo is best known by one name: Shaq.  His NBA career  earned him the sport’s highest honors, and he is also ranked among “The 100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company magazine. Come Learn from Shaq “What it Takes to be a Champion.” Sponsored by Brunswick.

Setting a strong foundation will be Thought Leader, Peter Shankman.  Shankman believes in Customers, Companies and People and he will engage attendees with his edgy and positive insights.

Super Session Speaker Mari Smith will share proven strategies for profitability through Social Media. Smith is an expert on Facebook marketing and social media.

Also, Boot Camps are filling up fast. As part of the full registration, all attendees are invited to attend this first-time Sunday addition.

And, back for 2017, the Sponsor Pavilion will be offered. This is a unique opportunity to receive education and training from Expo sponsors featuring Brunswick, Kegel, MillerCoors, QubicaAMF and SCN.

At the Expo’s Club Xpo, Asleep at the Wheel will be featured along with headline entertainer, Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride. The event is sponsored by QuibicaAMF.

Register online and book a hotel room at www.bowlexpo.com. The deadline for discounts is May 19.  BPAA Director of Meetings and Events Kelly Parker can be reached at 817-385-8476 or email kellyp@bpaa.com.

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