Upcoming Trade Shows, Spotlights & Seminars

Pizza & Pasta Northeast Expo

October 1, 2023 – October 2, 2023

Pizza & Pasta Northeast showcases top suppliers for pizzerias and Italian restaurants. The two-day show features a schedule of pizza and pasta demonstrations by top chefs, seminars and workshops given by industry leaders, and special presentations from featured keynote speakers.

Presented by  International Pizza Expo, the annual trade show in Las Vegas for the pizzeria industry, this event gives the region of the U.S. the highest concentration of independent and small chain Italian-concept restaurants its very own focused gathering of buyers and sellers.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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12th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase

October 7, 2023

Join us for our 12th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase in Portland, OR on Saturday, October 7th from 11am – 6pm. Featuring the latest and greatest games on the market, along with informative and exhilarating seminars hosted by industry experts. The 12th Annual Northwest Amusement Showcase is free for industry friends and family. Bring the kids! We’ll have face painting, balloon animals, and more at the show.

Location: Holiday Inn Portland – Columbia Riverfront
909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217

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Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show

October 8, 2023 – October 10, 2023

The Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show is the largest regional convention featuring exhibits, products and services. The SW Show hosts a number of seminars and workshops that help proprietors improve their business and knowledge. This Convention is designed to share the latest trends and best practices from leaders in the industry.

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, Denton, TX

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

October 9, 2023 – October 12, 2023

G2E is the catalyst for gaming – fostering innovation and driving growth by convening the global industry in one place to get business done. Don’t miss this all-in-one experience taking place October 9-12, 2023 (Education: October 9-12 | Expo Hall: October 10-12) at The Venetian Expo.

Location: The Venetian Expo, 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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Foundations Entertainment University – Houston

October 17, 2023 – October 18, 2023

No Seminar Program has Resulted in More Successful Entertainment Projects

Foundations Entertainment University is a comprehensive 2-day educational seminar program covering all aspects of market & financial feasibility, planning, design, financing, development, marketing and managing a location-based entertainment business for long-term success.

Project types covered include family entertainment centers (FECs), bowling, laser tag, children’s entertainment and edutainment, play cafes, entertainment, hybrid cinemas, trampoline parks, roller skating centers, small amusement parks and many others.

Location: Houston Cityplace Marriott at Springwoods Village, Spring, TX

Contact Betson Sales ([email protected]) to receive a spot in the seminar.

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Betson Technical University – Orlando

November 13, 2023 – November 14, 2023

We launched Betson Technical University as part of our commitment to helping our FEC’s be successful. A key component of a successful Family Entertainment Center (FEC) is amusement equipment support because broken equipment means you aren’t generating revenue.

Our skilled, experienced in-house technicians conduct the training, sharing their knowledge, experience and best practices. These two-day courses provide extensive family entertainment center training for all position levels. Whether you are an Owner or GM with years of experience or brand new to the industry, everyone takes something away from our two-day courses.


Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive Orlando, FL 32821

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IAAPA Expo 2023

November 14, 2023 – November 17, 2023

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime! IAAPA Expo, the premier global event for the attractions industry, brings together passionate professionals from around the world to shape the future of creating unforgettable guest experiences.

SHOW LOCATION Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) 9400 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819 IAAPA Expo is held in the OCCC South and North Halls.

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