BSA 2013 Convention — May 4-7 — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

2013 Conference Tables

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa
Grand Ballroom
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Distributor attendees make your Conference Table appointments here.

Manufacturer attendees view your Conference Table appointments here.


BSA’s manufacturer-hosted Conference Tables Session offers participants a unique opportunity to pre-schedule and plan for face-to-face meetings to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems. Convention attendees find these short, 20-minute meetings to be increasingly productive.

The 2013 Conference Table Session is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 7, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will consist of eight, twenty-minute sessions. Online Conference Table registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2013. Distributors must be registered for the 2013 Annual Convention in order to make appointments. Online appointment scheduling will remain open until Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Distributors will have the opportunity to sign up for eight, twenty-minute appointments online with the manufacturers of their choice until May 5th. Distributors wishing to schedule Conference Table Sessions on-site, may do so but must bring their own computer to register on-line.

Online Conference Table Registration is available to all distributors who have registered to attend the 2013 Annual Convention. Distributors planning to attend the Conference Tables Session are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure that they obtain appointments at their desired times. Distributor companies with multiple attendees are encouraged to visit a greater number of manufacturer tables by splitting their attendees into two or more groups rather than making only one appointment in each time slot for the entire distributor company. Distributors are also encouraged to let manufacturers with whom they have made appointments know what they expect to discuss with the manufacturers.

Manufacturer companies will be assigned a Conference Table at the time the first person from the manufacturer company registers to attend the 2013 BSA Convention but they cannot schedule appointments. It is important that your company have at least one registrant prior to February 1, 2013, so that registered distributors can make appointments for your company’s Conference Table beginning February 1st.

Please note: Online Conference Tables Registration will be available February 1 - May 5, 2013.

Distributor attendees: Click here to link to the on-line system, after Februrary 1st

Manufacturer attendees: Click here to link to the on-line system, after February 1st

BSA also encourages participating manufacturers to hold individual private meetings with registered distributors to maximize your participation at the BSA Convention

In fact, the Convention schedule sets aside Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2013, for private individual meetings.  As a reminder, BSA policy requires that participating manufacturer invitations for individual private meetings must not overlap with BSA programs or social functions other than tours.  To view the schedule of BSA programs and social functions, Click here.

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