Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016

Business Program

BSA builds relationships

Mission: BSA fosters essential industry relationships.

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.

Monday, April 18th

The Second City

Straight from Chicago, Illinois is the world famous Second City! You might know some of their famous alumni such as Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, and Tina Fey. Enjoy this custom two-act comedy show featuring material written specifically for the BSA 2016 Annual Convention, archival scenes from Second City's illustrious 55 year history, and improvisation featuring YOUR suggestions!

Don't miss this exciting event as the Second City Performers portray the past, present & future of the bearing industry. We highly encourage spouses/companions attend this event.

Sunday, April 17th

BSA Update

John Ruth, President, BDI USA Division and BSA Vice President will provide an update on Industry Trends as reported by BSA member distributors in the Annual Distributor Report.


Sunday, April 17th

ABMA Update

The chair of ABMA, Brian Lindsay, CEO of NSK Americas will provide an update from BSA manufacturers about bearing industry growth in North America and the world.

Rick Smith

Sunday, April 17

Our 3D Printed Future: How to Successfully Navigate this Historic Shift

Rick Smith, co-founder, World 50, Inc.

Rick Smith

3D printing production will change the world more in this century than the industrial revolution has over the last 300 years. This presentation is centered on one of the most important disruptors our industry will face over the next fifty years! Mr. Smith will provide insight into what leaders can and should be doing right now and a model to understand the new economics of manufacturing in a 3D printed world.


Sunday, April 17

Retired BSA Honorees' Presentation

Retired BSA Honorees' Presentation


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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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