Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016

Especially for the Spouses


Click here to view an invitation from Ranea Breen.

Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them build essential industry relationships. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees. BSA has planned a number of convention activities to include spouses/companions. All of the social and leisure events on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday include spouses and companions.

Convention Functions for Spouses and Companions

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, attendees will be notified via email ahead of time.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

This class is geared more to beginners and is based on the ancient Indian form of movement that promotes balance, flexibility, strengthen and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques.  Bare feet, all levels. Registration fee is $20.00.

Sunday, April 17, 2016  9:45 am - 10:15 am

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Grand Presidential Suite

Please join the 2016 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet in the Grand Presidential Suite. Complimentary.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Chefs Garden a Rare Miami Eatery Experience for Spouses and Companions

Hotel Lobby

An inviting botanical wonderland filled with an extraordinary collection of herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, the Chef's Garden at Turnberry Isle Miami stands at the heart of the resort's fresh, sustainable culinary passions. Take a tour of the garden with the Chef Garrette and will include tastings to include scones, smoothies and canapés and a Mojitos.

Here's a taste of what you'll find in the Chef's Garden: Pineapple sage, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, mint, basil, tarragon, chives, Italian flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, lemongrass, fennel, dill, sugar cane, pigeon peas, zucchini, three varieties of bananas including plantains, tamarind, sugar apples, miracle fruit, star fruit, dragon fruit, lychee, longan, loquat, kumquats, mangos, guava, strawberry-guavas, Florida and Haas avocados, Persian and key limes, pomegranate, papaya, Barbados cherries, Navel oranges, pomelo, sapodilla, tomatoes, Swiss chard, eggplant, a variety of peppers, jaboticaba fruit and sugar bay rum. Registration Fee:  $57.00.

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:45 am - 9:30 am and 9:45 am - 10:30 am

Second City Presentation

Grand Ballroom

We strongly recommend that the spouses attend this event.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Bingo for Spouses and Companions

Grand Presidential Suite

Our Hostesses: Raena Breen, Lynne Durston, Julie Stoneburner, Christine Connors

Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bingo. Registration fee is $20.00 includes bakery items and drinks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Afternoon of Pampering and Tea

Spa / Salon

Discover why the Forbes Four Star Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle Miami is an annual fixture on Condé Nast Traveler's highly coveted "World's Best Spas" list. Conceived by renowned resort architect Tag Gaglyean, the Turnberry Day Spa links three levels of relaxation, health and wellness with a stunning spiral staircase accented by a glass dome skylight and dramatic 40-foot curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows, beaming natural South Floridian light.

Choose one 50 minute service: Aromatherapy Massage, Oriental Massage, Fijian Coconut Body Butter Massage, Themae Hydration Brilliance Facial or Natura Bisse Signature Facial The cost is $150.00 per person which includes gratuity Please click here to learn more about each service.

You can also choose a Hair Updo, Makeup Application or a Blow out to get ready for BSA 50th Anniversary Celebration. The cost is $75.00 which includes gratuity for hair updo or makeup application. The blow out is $40.00 per person which includes gratuity.

Join your fellow BSA spouses/companions at a English Tea Service on the 2nd floor of the Spa in the Balcony lounge from 3:00pm-5:00pm. You will be charged a one-time fee of $38.

If you cannot make it to the Spa Event on Tuesday, please be aware that any BSA attendee who would like to use the spa, will receive a 15% discount off of any spa service. Please mention you are with BSA to receive the discount.

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Social Events

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Havana Night Dinner Cruise

Off Site - Buses to board at 6:00pm

Monday, April 18, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Sweet Home Chicago

Reception and Dinner

Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

50 Years of Excellence

Reception and Dinner

Grand Ballroom

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Sporting Events

BSA's Tennis Clinic, Tennis Round Robin, Golf Tournament and Fishing Tournament, are scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday afternoons and offer the opportunity to meet with and enjoy other convention attendees as well as the outstanding sport facilities. All levels welcome.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tennis Clinic and Tennis Round Robin

Tennis Center

Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:30 pm tee time

Golf Tournament

Golf Club

Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Fishing Tournament

Meet at hotel lobby at 12:15 pm

Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2016 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family. Click here to view our Tours & Activities options.
  • Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we're also providing this link to BSA's Electronic Address Book, so you can readily connect with other BSA friends as you make your plans.
  • A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Address Book. Please e-mail Ali at alin@cmservices.com for your username and password.

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The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:

  • Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets.
  • Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts.

Temperatures in May are a high of 93ºF during the day, a Low of 75ºF in the evenings. Keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A jacket or sweater may be necessary. For more information on dress for specific evening events, please refer to those events.

Attire for the evening events, please click below:

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Turnberry Isle Miami Kids Connection

Turn your family vacation into an ongoing adventure with our Kids’ Connection children’sprogram by Miami Fitness Connection. Available for ages 4 through 12, Kids’ Connection offers a variety of fun-filled, family-friendly resort activities from teambuilding exercises, arts & craft and special sports & fitness classes. All Kids' Connection counselors are fully trained and certified.

To register or learn more, please contact Kids' Connection at (786) 279-6630. Half-day and full-day programs available.

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Already Registered

  • Accurate Bushing Company
  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • American Roller Bearing
  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Baldor Electric - Dodge
  • Baleromex, S.A. de C.V.
  • BDI
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearings & Drives, Inc.
  • Bearings Manufacturing Co.
  • Bearing Specialty Company
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Climax Metal Products Company
  • Canadian Bearins
  • C&UAmericas.
  • DXP
  • Eastern Industrial Automation
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • General Bearing Corporation
  • Fukuda Corporation
  • Gipson Bearing Co
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • GGB
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Interstate BearingSystems
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Koyo
  • Loctite Industrial Div. Henkel Technologies
  • Lubriplate
  • motion
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NSK Corporation
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada
  • Oilite Bearing Division, Beemer Precision, Inc.
  • Peer Bearing Co.
  • Randall Bearings, Inc.
  • regal
  • RBC Bearings
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Rolamentos CBF Ltda.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Ruland Manufacturing
  • Schaeffler Group
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • Symmco, Inc.
  • Standard Locknut, LLC
  • Thomson Linear LLC
  • The Timken Company
  • W.C. Du Comb Company, Inc.
  • Weimer Bearing

What They're saying

  • I thought assigned seating for Sunday evening was a great idea. The "team" event made it an even better experience!

    Jeff Williams, General Bearing Corporation

  • Great convention. Liked the change in the business program. Speakers were relevant to our industry. Social events were fun.

    – Jim Fitzpatrick, Bearing Specialty Company

  • The business program was probably the best I have seen BSA execute. Great job.

    – Randy Breaux, Motion Industries, Inc.

  • The entire event was world-class. The attention to detail, schedule and programming were well worth the time and financial investment. The location worked well.

    – Jeff Guritza, Osborn

  • I very much liked the assigned seating, and felt that pushed people to meet each other - as a first time attendee, I liked it very much.

    – Charles Estermann, Weimer Bearing &Transmission, Inc.

  • This was the best convention I've attended because of the meeting structure, content, activities and venue.

    – David Zoesch,  Schaeffler Group

  • It was a beautiful setting, very well run meetings, and some excellent group activities. The camaraderie throughout the organization and the fact that relationships do matter was very apparent.

    –Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Relationships Matter

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners.

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