Bowl Expo 2016 was by far best Bowl Expo in 20 years. The enthusiasm of the thousands of bowling proprietors that attended was contagious. Reasons for this range from the industry seeing revenue increases for the past 6 months in every category to a bright industry outlook for the future. The overwhelming majority of proprietors are now fully convinced that removing excess lanes and adding family entertainment center games and attractions can add up to $1M in additional annual revenues.
Of course, having Peyton Manning as the guest speaker added greatly to the high “Buzzz” level that permeated the packed trade show floor. The proprietors came to spend money to improve their centers and exhibitors were writing orders as fast as they could. Bowl Expo 2016 was a “win-win” for all concerned.
The AEM Team of ‘the Crank’ and videographer Yaroslav Sobko spent the 3 days interviewing 27 key BPAA leaders and exhibitors. There is a lot to be learned about the bowling industry and its future by watching this videos. It is an honor and a privilege for us to be able to have this opportunity. Special thanks to Frank DeSocio Executive Director and Bart Burger Director – Membership & Educational Services and Kelly Bednar Director of Education BPAA. Enjoy the show.