Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016

Value of Convention Attendance

Here's why attendees value the annual convention:

  • Maintain and build relationships
  • Ease of being able to build relationships in an intimate setting with top echelon leadership and staff
  • The ability to keep up-to-date with changing industry trends
  • Acquire new ideas
  • Hear about new products, equipment, technology and services
  • Networking
  • Education and training
  • Save money, with the efficiency of seeing all your channel partners in one place
  • Maintain a presence – “see and be seen”

Value only found at the 2016 BSA Annual Convention:

Industry Updates

Find out the latest industry information from the BSA Distributor Survey results and ABMA Industry Update.

Incredible Speakers

  • The 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. So much talent has come from the ranks of this company’s many theaters over the years, it reads like a who’s who of contemporary comedy. Some of the most well-known alumni are Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert to name a few. 

    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.

  • Past Presidents, since it's our 50th Anniversary, we will hear from important figures in our industry.
  • 3D Printing, The 3D Printing was so well received, the committee decided to expand the 3D Printing session

Location

Sporting Events

Unwind and network with your channel partners for a leisurely afternoon of golf, tennis or fishing.

Social Functions

Enjoy three nights of networking packed social events at no additional cost.

One-on-One Meeting With Your Channel Partners

  • Participate in Tuesday's Conference Table Sessions and/or make arrangements for private meetings on Tuesday afternoon.

Special Features

  • Be part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Events planned specifically for spouses.
  • A plethora of tours and activities for family members of all ages.

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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
  • RIRSA
  • 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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