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ATTENTION Billiard Room Proprietors and Billiard Retail Outlets. Take advantage of our show special of a Bulk Subscription which enables you to profit by selling Pool & Billiard Magazine over your businesses counter. You will also make your customers regular customers when you get them involved with the sport.

 

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ABOUT THE EXPO – WHERE and WHEN –

BCA EXPOThis year’s EXPO is being held from August 5-7 at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Convention Center, Las Vegas.   CLICK HERE

 

 

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SCHEDULE OF THE EXPO

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4                         
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm BCA Annual Membership Meeting
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
7:45 am – 8:45 am Business of Billiards Seminar:5 Things Your Customers Can Do Better Than You
When It Comes to Social Media

Speaker:  Lynn Switanowski
9:00 am – 10:00 am Business of Billiards Seminar:Secrets to Maximizing Retail Success on a Budget with WISE
Speaker:  Merry Wise
9:50 am Expo 2015 Ribbon Cutting
10:00 am  Exhibit Hall Opens
5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm BCA 2015 Industry Social
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
7:45 am – 8:45 am Business of Billiards Seminar:Pool Room Roundtable-Successful Strategies and
Candid Conversations
Moderator:  Carl Galante
7:45 am – 8:45 am Business of Billiards Seminar:Making Social Media Manageable – Getting Started, Finding the Time & Staying RelevantSpeaker:  Tiffany Tosh
9:00 am – 10:00 am Business of Billiards Seminar:21 Marketing Actions You Can Take Today to Sell
More Tomorrow
Speaker:  Brian Offenberger
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes

Check out the companies you can expect to see on the floor and keep updated with new ones CLICK HERE .

Still not registered to attend…registered today! CLICK HERE

THE SEMINARS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

7:45 – 8:45 am

5 THINGS YOUR CUSTOMERS CAN DO BETTER THAN YOU WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Speaker:  Lynn Switanowski

Did you know that YOUR customers are using social media as a matter of course every day to improve, enhance and to make their purchase experience easier for everything they buy?  YOUR customers are researching stores, making direct purchases, sharing their shopping experience and so much more – all from their phone, tablet and computer.  Attend this session and walk away with insights and information from your customers’ point of view that can help you set up marketing messages and programs to reach them more effectively this year and beyond.

9:00 – 10:00 am

SECRETS TO MAXIMIZING RETAIL SUCCESS ON A BUDGET WITH W.I.S.E.

Speaker:  Merry Wise

W.I.S.E. stands for Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Experience and is the basic philosophy behind R.E.T.A.I.L., the specifics of the method. The single most important survival technique for retail business is the ability to identify and adapt to change sin the marketplace to keep ahead of the future, while retaining the best values of the past.  This session will help you understand the value of combining timeless principles of service with future trends to constantly upgrade and succeed in retailing.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

7:45 – 8:45 am

POOL ROOM ROUNDTABLE – SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES AND CANDID CONVERSATION

Moderator:  Carl Galante

These discussions will include multiple topics such as:   strategies for generating additional pool room revenue; maintaining the condition of your room’s equipment; and, utilizing instruction to generate repeat customers.  Don’t miss the opportunity to network and have an open discussion with room operators facing the same business decisions you face.

7:45 – 8:45 am
MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEABLE – GETTING STARTED, FINDING THE TIME & STAYING RELEVANT
Speaker:  Tiffany Tosh

If you want to begin using social media or you’re already using it but haven’t quite got a handle on it yet, this is the seminar for you.  We’ll discuss how to find your online voice, how to decide what outlets are best for your retail business, time management tips and tools,  how to engage with your followers and the best approach to negative feedback.  We’ll also talk about what to look for if you decide to look for outside help with social media or hire a social media manager.  You’ll walk away with a toolbox to get you on the road to social media success.

9:00 – 10:00 am

21 MARKETING ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY TO SELL MORE TOMORROW

Speaker:  Brian Offenberger

You’re pressed for time and marketing budgets are thin.  So how do you take your sales to the next level?  Learn how as you discover 20 innovative and effective ways any billiard and home leisure retailer can use for more sale sand higher profits – regardless of size, market or business model.  Whether you sell from a store front, online or both, this high impact session will give you 21 practical ways to sell more.

ATTENTION BCA Contracted Exhibitors
Considered signing up for a Blue Light or Poker Run?
Maximize your company’s exposure with:
Blue Light Specials
Each day there will be a series of one hour only show specials highlighting an exhibitor.  We will promote specials prior to the Expo and on-site via announcements – cost to participate is $250.
AND / OR
Poker Run
Be one of 21 exhibitors to participate in the second annual Poker Run.  Each day, seven exhibitors will be featured sending additional traffic to their booth – cost to participate if $250.

BCA Expo 8-Ball Amateur Tournament

And, don’t forget about  the first annual “BCA Expo 8-Ball Amateur Tournament” to be held in conjunction with the 2015 BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Expo.   The event, limited to the first 32 registrants and will take place on the exhibit floor during show hours on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6, 2015.  The entry fee to participate in the tournament is $100.  All net proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund Billiard Education Foundation initiatives.  All participants will receive a commemorative prize package.  The top three finishers will receive custom designed awards. CLICK HERE

Welcome to the BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Expo – Happening now!

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