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

Value of Convention Attendance


Here's why attendees value the annual convention:

  • Maintain and build relationships
  • Meet and network with top echelon leadership and staff
  • The ability to keep up-to-date with changing industry trends
  • Acquire new ideas
  • Hear about new products, equipment, technology and services
  • Networking
  • Education and training
  • Save money, with the efficiency of seeing all your channel partners in one place
  • Maintain a presence – “see and be seen”

Value only found at the 2013 BSA Annual Convention:

Industry Updates

  • Find out the latest industry information from the BSA Distributor Survey results and ABMA Industry Update.

Incredible Speakers

  • Dr. Bruce Yandle, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University, and Dean Emeritus of Clemson’s College of Business & Behavioral Science, on expectations in the recovering economy and the road ahead.
  • Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, founder and president of The Patriot Group, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, and a highly decorated F-16 fighter pilot with more than 65 combat missions in Iraq and Serbia, on Top Gun Leadership.
  • Eric Chester, author, speaker and founder of the Center for Work Ethic Development and the premier expert on Generation Y, on finding the right personnel.
  • Michael Broome, author, speaker and founder and president of the Broyhill Leadership Conferences on motivation, people management, family life, self-esteem, and goal setting strategies delivered in a hilarious, yet informative style.
  • Panel Discussion: Getting Interest in our Industry. Ken Hopkins will moderate this exciting panel discussion.
  • Terry Bowden, former National Coach of the Year, one of college football’s leading television and radio personalities, and a dynamic motivational speaker.


  • Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
  • Great opportunity to mix business and family.
  • Private beach, spa and so much more.
  • Newly renovated hotel at a discounted rate.

Sporting Events

  • Unwind and network with your channel partners for a leisurely afternoon of golf, tennis or fishing.

Social Functions

  • Enjoy three nights of networking packed social events at no additional cost.

One-on-One Meeting With Your Channel Partners

  • Participate in Tuesday's Conference Table Sessions.

Special Features

  • Events planned specifically for spouses.
  • A plethora of tours and activities for family members of all ages.

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