Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016

Tours & Activities

Please register in advance!

The 2016 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.

Because these tours are always more fun with friends, we’re also providing this link to the BSA's Electronic Directory, 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 Directory. Please e-mail Ali Novinger for the username and password.

YogaSunday, April 17, 2016 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Magnolia Courtyard, please meet at the Fitness Center by 7:45 am

$20.00/per person

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. The following items are recommended for all guests to bring: Footwear, Sunscreen, Clothing which allows flexible moment of the body, Light-weight jacket for warm-up and cool-down.

Meet and GreetSunday, April 17, 2016 / 9:45am - 10:15am

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 / 10:30am - 12:00pm

Chef's Garden a Rare Miami Eatery Experience for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in the Hotel Lobby

$57.00/per person

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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 / 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Boat Tour of Downtown Miami and Millionaires Row

Please meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15pm


Come join us on a comfortable power catamaran, featuring comfortable covered seating and sound system.  The tour departs from Bayside Marina and heads south of Biscayne Bay where you will see Virginia Key, Key Biscayne, Fisher Island (where Oprah, Jennifer Lopez and many other celebrities have homes). The cruise continues toward the Port of Miami and past islands with nothing but mansions including the Scarface Mansion owned by Rosie O'Donnell, Shaq O'Neil's mansion and Gloria Estefan's mansion to name a few. Your cruise will end passing Monument Island decided to Henry Flagler.

Transportation to and from Bayside Marina is 30 minutes away. The cruise is 2 hours long and you will return between 4:30pm-5:00pm.  Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Dry Snacks are included in the price

Monday, April 18, 2016 / 12:30pm - 5:00pm

South Beach Walking Food Tour

Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:15pm, will arrive back at the hotel by 5:00pm.

$195.00/per person

This unique food tour, gives you an experience in which you visit popular and iconic restaurants of South Beach, tasting the various flavors the restaurants offer. At the end of the tour, you will have tried a hand full of restaurants and will have eaten till your hearts are full of local Miami eats. This will be your lunch. 

  • Savor one of the freshest ceviche in town and a cooling beer cocktail enhances your experience at the "Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami"
  • Run by a family from Verona, Italy, you will try a vegetarian pocket make with a 300 year old recipe.
  • Visit a local institution while devouring a hearty Cuban vaca frita slider with chimichurri and plantain chips
  • Visit a third generation bakery named for the Best Empanadas.
  • Your next stop is at a casual cafeteria to try a Spanish Treat filled with homemade dulce de leche.
  • Perk up Miami style with the cafe Cubano, brewed the traditional way for 34 years.
  • Treat yourself to the finest Italian Gelato .

BingoTuesday, April 19, 2016 / 9:30am - 11:00am

Bingo for Spouses and Companions

Grand Presidential Suite

$20.00/per person

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / 12:15pm - 5:00pm

Catamaran Sailing

Departs from the hotel lobby

Please plan to arrive no later than 12:00pm. The bus will leave for the Haulover Marina at 12:15pm

$210.00/per person

Your sailing adventure will take you from the Haulover Marina into the tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay. This relaxing tour will take you pass Indian Creek (home to the Rich and Famous as Julio Iglesias, Gregg Norman, Don Shula and Rick Patino), Bal Harbour and the North Bay area.
Price includes Beer, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.  Bring your sunglasses and sun block .

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

SpaAfternoon of Pampering and Tea


$150.00/per person

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 $XXXXX.

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.

Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after April 6th and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After March 16th, BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.

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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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