Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016

About the Convention

About the Convention

Celebrating 50 Years of BSA!

In 2016, the BSA Annual Convention will be held April  16-19 at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura,  Florida.  This is a special year as BSA celebrates 50 years of Excellence.  The 2016 Business program focuses on the past and the future of the bearing industry. Don't miss this milestone celebration!

Plan now to join us and take advantage of the only annual networking program attended by the highest level executives from the bearing industry.

This year's program will include:

  • The Second City: (Monday Morning)
  • Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for over 50 years, making it the standard by which comedy and Improv is judged. Don't miss this exciting event as the Second City performers portray the past, present & future of the bearing inudsdtry.  We highly encourage spouses/companions attend this event.
  • Annual Industry Update from BSA based on the Distributor Survey results (Sunday Morning)
    Mr. John Ruth, President/ COO USA of BDI and BSA Vice President
    Mr. Ruth will provide an update on the bearing industry's growth from the distributor perspective including data from BSA's Annual Distributor Report Survey.
  • Mr. Brian Lindsay, CEO of NSK Americas
    Mr. Lindsay will present an update on growth in the bearing industry from the perspective of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association.
  • Conference Tables (Tuesday Morning)
    Eight pre-scheduled, twenty-minute private appointments with channel partners to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems.
  • Past Presidents (Sunday Morning)
  • 3D Printing (Sunday Morning)

Follow the links to learn more about each of these dynamic speakers and programs.

Elegant, resort-style living is yours to discover at the Turnberry Isle Miami, a soothing retreat atmosphere on 300 tropical acres, the hotel welcomes you with opulent Mediterranean-style design and amenities that will enchant every guest. One visit to Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection, and you'll understand why we've been named one of the "World's Best Resorts" by Travel + Leisure. We look forward to seeing you April 16-19!

Don't miss this opportunity that happens only once each year!

This is business programming you cannot afford to miss.

Register today for the BSA 2016 Convention!

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2016 Convention Planning Committee

Tim and Ranea Breen, Motion Industries, Inc.
Bill Shepard, BDI
Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Service, Inc.
Steve and Lynne Durston, Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
Mike and Christine Connors, The Timken Company
Mark and Julie Stoneburner

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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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