Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016


O= Optional activity, requires additional fee

Saturday, April 16

12:00pm – 4:00pmConvention Registration Ballroom East Foyer
7:30am – 8:10amSupply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee Salon IV/V
8:15am – 8:55amEducational Services Committee Salon VI/VII
9:00am – 9:40amDistributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee Salon IV/V
9:45am – 10:25amLong Range Convention Planning Committee Salon VI/VII
10:30am – 11:10amPast Presidents CouncilSalon IV/V
11:15am – 12:15pmBoard of Directors Meeting Salon VI/VII
2:00pm - 4:00pm"Big Break Saturday" Driving Range

Sunday, April 17

7:00am – 11:30amConvention Registration Grand Ballroom
7:30amDoors Open and Breakfast is served Grand Ballroom
7:45am – 8:45amBusiness Session: Welcome & Industry Update
BSA and ABMA Update
8:45am – 9:15amNetworking Break
9:15am – 9:45am Retired BSA Honorees' Presentation
9:45am – 10:45amOur 3D Printed Future: How to Successfully Navigate this Historical Shift
4:45pm – 5:30pm1st Timers Reception Grand Presidential Suite
6:00pm – 10:00pmHavana Night Dinner Cruise
Buses to board at 6:00pm.
Conference Lobby
8:00am – 9:00amYoga for Spouses/Companions Magnolia Courtyard
9:45am – 10:15amMeet and Greet for Spouses/Companions Grand Presidential Suite
10:30am – 12:00pmChef's Garden Tour for Spouses/Companions Hotel Lobby
1:00pm – 2:00pmTennis Clinic Tennis Courts
2:00pm – 4:00pmTennis Round Robin Tennis Courts
12:15pm – 5:00pmSightseeing Cruise of Downtown Miami and Millionaires Row Meet in Conference Lobby

Monday, April 18

7:00amContinental Breakfast Ballroom South Foyer
7:30am – 8:15amAnnual Business Meeting Grand Ballroom
8:15am – 8:45amNetworking Break  
8:45am – 9:30amBusiness Session – Second City Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 9:45amNetworking Break 
9:45am – 10:30amBusiness Session – Second City 
6:30pm – 7:15pmSweet Home Chicago
Cocktail Reception
Magnolia Courtyard
7:15pm – 10:00pmSweet Home Chicago
Grand Ballroom
12:30pm – 5:30pmDeep Sea Fishing Tournament Meet in Conference Lobby
12:30pm tee timeGolf Tournament Driving Range
12:30pm – 5:00pmSouth Beach Walking Food Tour Meet in Conference Lobby

Tuesday, April 19

8:00am – 11:00amManufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
Grand Ballroom
1:00pm – 5:00pmIndividual Private Meetings 
6:30pm – 7:30pm50 Years of Excellence
Cocktail Reception
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30pm – 10:00pm50 Years of Excellence
Dinner and Dancing
Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 11:00amBingo for Spouses/Companions Grand Presidential Suite
2:30pm – 6:00pmAfternoon of Pampering and Tea Spa/ Salon
12:15pm - 5:00pmCatamaran Sailing Meet in Conference Lobby

Wednesday, April 20

9:00am – 12:00pm2017 Convention Committee Meeting Salon IV

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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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