LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade organization, today welcomed PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi as the keynote speaker at the 2013 International Bowl Expo (IBE). In her keynote speech, Nooyi drew upon her own career and professional experiences to help empower bowling proprietors with insights and strategies to boost their businesses.
IBE is the premier bowling industry event, hosting thousands of bowling center owners/operators and industry leaders from around the world each year. PepsiCo has served as the official beverage provider of the bowling industry since 2002. This year's conference is being hosted from June 23-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
"Indra Nooyi is one of the most respected and inspiring CEOs in the world. She has guided PepsiCo to incredible heights and built a culture of respect, collaboration and success. Her business and life lessons are both inspirational and transferable to the challenges that bowling center business owners face every day," said Steve Johnson, executive director of BPAA. "Indra and PepsiCo have also been tremendous friends to bowling. The partnership that we've enjoyed with PepsiCo has been so important in fueling our industry's continued national growth, while also helping to drive the success of the thousands of small business owners who make up our industry."
Nooyi, who was named PepsiCo's CEO in 2006, leads a $65 billion global food and beverage powerhouse with a portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. The company's main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of snacks and beverages sold around the world. Nooyi has been frequently ranked by such media as Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, TIME and U.S. News and World Report as one the most influential and powerful people in business. She is recognized for consistently delivering strong business and financial results, while also taking steps to set the company on a course toward sustainable, long-term growth.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.
About Bowling Proprietors' Association of America
Founded in 1932, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is headquartered in Arlington, Texas at the International Bowling Campus. The BPAA provides its more than 4,000 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry. The mission of the BPAA is to enhance the profitability of all of its members and raise the profile of bowling, America's top-ranked participatory sport. For additional information please visit www.bpaa.com or call 1-800-343-1329.
SOURCE Bowling Proprietors' Association of America