INDUSTRY EVENTS

Upcoming Trade Shows, Spotlights & Seminars

Foundations Entertainment University – San Antonio

July 23, 2024 – July 24, 2024

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: MARRIOTT RIVERCENTER, 101 BOWIE STREET, SAN ANTONIO, TX

 
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BPAM Annual Meeting & Convention

July 30, 2024 – July 31, 2024

BPAM mission is to increase the value of its members’ investment by promoting and improving the image of bowlers and strives to strengthen the professionalism of members and provide resources to increase the profitability of their operations.

Location: Garden Center Lanes, Alexandria, MN

 
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AMOT 50th Annual State Convention

August 1, 2024 – August 3, 2024

Amusement and Music Operators of Texas is a trade association for full-line vendors of coin-operated machines in the state of Texas.

Location: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Round Rock, TX

 
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10th Annual Texas Bar & Night Club Convention

August 19, 2024

Don’t miss the biggest party of the year. The 10th Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Convention happens Monday, August 19, 2024, in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Market Center in Main Hall. There will be fabulous vendors, drinks, demonstrations, seminars and more.

Hundreds of vendors from over 85 cities will be showcasing the latest and greatest ideas and products for bar, nightclub & restaurant owners, managers, and key personnel. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with other pros in the industry, recharge your batteries, and have some fun in Dallas. Including a FREE concert for all attendees.

 
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Southern Amusement & Entertainment Expo

August 21, 2024 – August 22, 2024

GAMOA is proud to host the Southern Amusement and Entertainment Expo (SAEE) the leading coin-op trade show in the Southeastern United States. Set in beautiful Duluth, Georgia, the brand-new Gas South Convention Center is a cutting-edge facility that promotes new product launches for our attendees and record sales for our exhibitors. The convention center has first-in-class restaurants and accommodations perfect for your next business meeting or social gathering.

Location: Gas South Convention Center, Duluth, GA

 
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TrainerTainment – Mapping Your Way to Sales Success

August 22, 2024

Mapping Your Way to Sales Success: Prospecting with Google Maps

Join our free webinar, “Mapping Your Way to Sales Success: Prospecting with Google Maps,” and discover the path to sales success with three key takeaways: 1. **Master the Art of Private Mapping:** Uncover the secrets to creating your private map using Google Maps, allowing you to organize your prospects based on categories. 2. **Navigate New Prospects:** Learn how to use Google Maps to identify and reach out to potential clients and customers in your desired areas, helping you expand your business reach. 3. **Connect with Confidence:** Gain the skills to find and connect with prospects through geographical insights.

Location: Online

 
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CinéShow 2024

August 26, 2024 – August 28, 2024

Whether you are an independent movie theater owner or an industry vendor, CinéShow is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We are known for our relevant seminars, large trade show, and the opportunity to build relationships with those who best understand the movie exhibition business. Thank you for introducing CineShow to your colleagues and because of your support, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary.

CinéShow is designed to help movie theater exhibition professionals at every level and their industry partners to join together to conduct business and learn from one another—all in an environment that fosters innovative thinking, networking and new alliances. From featured speakers and a diverse slate of programming tracks, attend CinéShow 2024 to see what transformative innovations are shaping the world of cinema exhibition.

Location: EMBASSY SUITES FRISCO & CONVENTION CENTER, Dallas, TX

 
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Sk8 Expo 2024

August 26, 2024 – August 28, 2024

Every year, somewhere in the sun-soaked paradise of Florida, the Roller Skating Association International throws a bash that blends learning with a whole lot of beachy fun. This year, we’re cranking up the good times at the fabulous Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida!

Mark your calendars for August 26-28, 2024, because this is one event you won’t want to miss. We’ve got a treasure trove of educational goodies lined up, including CPR and First Aid Certification, social media seminars, a knockout keynote presentation, and a slew of sessions tailored for both aspiring and seasoned roller skating rink owners. Plus, you’ll get to mingle with vendors at our trade show, discovering the latest and greatest they have to offer.

But wait, there’s more! Members have the chance to set sail on a three-day Bahamas cruise before the main event kicks off. Talk about the ultimate pre-party! (Check out the registration details below under Special Event.)

Join us on the stunning shores of Hollywood Beach, Florida, for an unforgettable blend of sun, sand, and educational fun.

Location: Margaritaville Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

 
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Betson Technical University – Portland

October 3, 2024 – October 4, 2024

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.

This event coincides with our Northwest Amusement Showcase in Portland.

 
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Foundations Entertainment University – Fort Myers

October 8, 2024 – October 9, 2024

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: Fort Myers, FL

 
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