Value of Convention Attendance


Here's why attendees value the annual convention:

  • Maintain and build relationships
  • Ease of being able to build relationships in an intimate setting 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 2015 BSA Annual Convention:

Industry Updates

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

Incredible Speakers

  • Bryce Pfanenstiel, 3D Printing as he explains the current state of this technology and if it can save you time and money.
  • The Passing Zone, enjoy this entertaining and inspiring comedy duo while discovering the importance of recovering from setbacks, how working well together creates a cohesive, effective team, the value of trust, what it takes for teamwork excellence, how to foster relationships with partners and customers and how to laugh together.
  • Richard Kyle, Masahide Matsubara and Tom Johnstone, three prominent industry leaders talk about how relationships play a role today, tomorrow and in the future and keys to beneficial relationships and pitfalls in their region.
  • Panel Discussion: The Future of Distribution. Don't miss this exciting panel discussion with Richard Kyle, Masahide Matsubara, Tom Johnstone, Carl James, Steve Smidler and Peter Negri.


  • The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
  • Great opportunity to mix business and family.
  • A winner of the Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List Best Hotel Resort.
  • Relax by the pools and dine at the Salt restaurant, AAA Five Diamond Award featuring simple ingredients from the earth to the sea.

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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