Be the Change / Bonita Springs, FL / April 28 – May 1

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2

Social Events

More information coming soon!

Hotel Pool

Paper Registration is open now!
Online Registration and Additional Information Coming Soon...

Early Bird Deadline

February 28, 2018
$125 Off Per Person

Registration Deadline

March 27, 2018

Full refunds cannot be guaranteed after Tuesday, March 27th for meeting registrations.

To register by mail or fax

If you have not previously attended a BSA event and would like to register online, please send a request to info@bsahome.org to receive a username and password.

Download Registration Forms

Note to Manufacturers

Invitations to manufacturers are extended by BSA to specific individuals and are not transferable. A manufacturer service fee is required from each manufacturing company. Invoiced separately, this fee must be paid prior to convention registration.

Special Rules: It is a policy of BSA that no one shall schedule or conduct any event, function or private meeting that overlaps with or detracts from BSA programs, meetings or social functions other than tours.

Registration Instructions

  • Complete all appropriate forms, using only one form for yourself and your spouse/companion. Incomplete registration forms will NOT be processed. You must completely fill out all three pages of the form.
  • Please include your spouse's email address.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, with no discounts given for attending only part of the meeting.
  • It is important that you indicate on the second page of the registration form all functions you and/or your spouse/companion will attend, including optional events. For those functions requiring a separate fee, please indicate the number of people attending and the subtotal amount enclosed for that function.
  • Special note for other family members attending: ALL attendees MUST have a meeting badge to be admitted to any meal event regardless of age. In order to prepare seating for all attendees and enable the hotel to provide adequate food and beverage, this will be strictly enforced. If you have any questions, please contact the BSA office at (630) 858-3838 or via e-mail at info@bsahome.org.
  • If using a registration form, it must be accompanied by payment and mailed to: BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137; (630) 858-3838 or faxed to (630) 790-3095.
  • Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after March 27, 2018 for meeting registrations.

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Hotel Reservations

RESERVATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm Central, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Book your room online >

Or make reservations directly with the hotel:

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

5001 Coconut Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tel: 239-444-1234
Web: https://coconutpoint.regency.hyatt.com/

Be sure to mention the BSA Annual Convention to receive the discounted group rate.

All Rooms: Check-in 4:00 pm / Check-out 11:00 am

Policies

  • Taxes: All room rates are subject to local sales and occupancy taxes.
  • Room Upgrades: Please contact the hotel directly to book Deluxe King or Queen Rooms at $249.00 single/double or One Bedroom Suites at $389.00 single/double
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your hotel room, please cancel your reservation within 48 hours of arrival or will forfeit one night's room and tax.
  • Reservation Deadline: Reservations received after March 27, 2018 will be confirmed on a space-available basis only and the hotel expects to be sold out over our dates, so rooms may not be available after 5:00 pm on March 27.

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Golf driving rangeSaturday, April 29, 2018 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to Vegas: Gambling Social Event

Reserved Area of Red Rock Casino Floor

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Red Rock Casino Floor and look for the BSA signs. We will have a reserved area for the group to start the convention off with a variety of gaming tables. Dealers will provide lessons for gambling beginners. This casual event will allow an introduction to gambling and fellow BSA attendeees. Don't forget to bring some money to gamble with, drinks are complimentary for those gambling.  Attire for this event is casual.

Havana Night Dinner Cruise AttireSunday, April 30, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rat Pack Dinner Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cockatil Reception in Veranda
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Reception in Summerlin Ballroom

Dress for the era of glitz and glam when martinis were the drink of choice and everyone wanted to drink theirs with the Rat Pack. We will start at 6:00 pm in the Veranda for cocktail and spectacular terrace views. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Summerlin Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and entertainment. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your Namebadge onsite.

Attire: Dress is Rat Pack era themed, late 1950s to early 1960s Mad Men style. Men wore fitted suits and skinny ties and women wore full skirts, sweetheart necklines and flawlessly hairsprayed hairstyles.

Chicago skylineMonday, May 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poolside BBQ Dinner

Red Rock Pool

Join us for a casual dinner poolside BBQ dinner, complete with ice cream sundaes! Unwind, and enjoy food and drink as you enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees.

Attire: Dress is casual for this event, come as you are or come ready to bowl at the after-dinner event...

Chicago skylineMonday, May 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After Hours Bowling Event

Red Rock Lanes- VIP Bowling Suites

After dinner, continue the fun in the Red Rock Lanes VIP Bowling suites. Enjoy drinks and open bowling; form a team and challenge someone to friendly game.

Attire: Dress for this event is casual and bowling shoe rentals will be provided so bring socks!

Chicago skylineTuesday, May 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Vegas Rock and Roll
Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Crimson Night Club and Terrace

Join us on the last night as we rock into the next 50 years of the Bearing Specialist Association. There will be music and lots of laughs at this final evening event.

Attire: Wear your favorite concert t-shirt! Extra points if you have a good story to go with it!

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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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