Bowling is one of the most popular recreational sports in the country, and for the first time, Louisville will play host to the International Bowling Expo. The Bowling Expo conference will take place June 20 to 24 at The Galt House and the Kentucky International Convention Center.
This is the bowling industry’s premier annual convention and trade show. Bowling exhibits, products, and services will be featured. A list of the exhibitors can be found on the Bowling Proprietors Association’s website.
Dozens of seminars and boot camps will also be available to teach attendees about latest trends, marketing ideas, profit center opportunities, and new information about the industry. The goal is to spread enthusiasm about bowling throughout the bowling community. Topics will include customer experiences, bowling entertainment centers, food and bar service, sales and revenue generators, and digital marketing, including social media.
Bowling Expo Offerings
Bowling Expo attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
- Boot camps
- International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame $5,000 Raffle
- Welcome Reception
- Networking Breakfasts
- General Session Featuring Jeff Foxworthy
- Comedian Jeff Foxworthy
- Industry Awards Luncheon
- Trade Show
The show's exhibits showcase the products and services for all areas of the bowling industry. Exhibit offerings can feature food and beverage; billiards, bowling balls and shoes; arcade and vending; capital equipment; advertising and marketing; restaurant and bar equipment; financial and insurance Services; , pro shop accessories; lighting and sound equipment; redemption products; birthday party programs; construction, and more.
The Super Session on June 21--which is limited to the first 100 registrants--will feature Bryan Caplan. Attendees will get a three hour deep dive into how Google can grow their businesses. This Super Session introduces tools such as Google My Business, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Google Trends.
The Thought Leader Breakfast on June 24 will feature Joseph Mitchell, who will share consumer trend research and practical tools for delivering an engaging and loyalty-building bowling experience. Attendees will leave this presentation armed with resources needed to provide human-powered, technology-aided experiences, which will position them for growth and sustainability.
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, the trade association for more than 3,400 bowling centers in the United States.