Magic Johnson to deliver keynote address at International Bowl Expo 2015


    2015 IBE

    2015IBEKeynoteSpeakerMagicJohnson.jpg Two of America's most beloved sports, bowling and basketball, will come together at this year's International Bowl Expo (IBE). NBA Champion and philanthropist, Earvin "Magic" Johnson (pictured), will step to the podium to deliver the keynote address at this year's event being held from June 22-26, 2015 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

    "It is with tremendous pride and honor that we welcome Earvin "Magic" Johnson to serve as our keynote speaker at the 2015 Expo," said Tom Martino, president of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

    "With his energetic personality, growing business enterprises and philanthropic efforts, Mr. Johnson is seen as an influential person in both the sports and health advocacy industries and his presence reflects the ever-growing and cultural relevance of bowling,"

    BPAABowlExpoLogo_small.jpgAs one of America's most beloved pastimes, bowling has seen a tremendous resurgence in popularity in recent years. A $10 billion industry, bowling is ranked as the number one participatory sport in the nation with 67 million people visiting the lanes every year.

    IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year.

    "I am extremely proud to be the keynote speaker at this year's Bowl Expo" said Johnson. "I am a huge fan of bowling and look forward to attending the Expo and learning more about the many facets of the sport."

    Additional information and registration is available here.