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

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2

Social Events

Golf driving rangeSaturday, April 28, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cocktails and Competition

Cypress Courtyard

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Cypress Courtyard, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and yard games to start the convention with some friendly competition. Don't forget to bring some sunscreen and sunglasses/hat.  Attire for this event is casual.

Havana Night Dinner Cruise AttireSunday, April 29, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Georgia on My Mind Dinner Reception

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception in Calusa Foyer
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner Reception in Calusa Ballroom

Dress up for an evening to honor BSA President Brian Davis's home state of Georgia. We will start at 6:30 pm in the Calusa Foyer for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Calusa Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and the famous GLOW Band from Atlanta, Georgia. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your Name badge onsite.

Attire: Festive cocktail

Chicago skylineMonday, April 30, 2018 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Seas of Change Reception and Dinner

Cypress Courtyard and Waterfall Pool

Join us for a casual dinner poolside nautical-themed dinner event! Bring on the cheesy games and yacht rock music for fun with all the details except the boat. 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 dress to our nautical theme.

Chicago skylineTuesday, May 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BSA Gameday
Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Royal Palm Courtyard

Join us on the last night as tailgate, eat, drink and play, Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! This college tailgate theme will have the finer versions of your favorite tailgate food, and games for all.

Attire: Wear your favorite college shirt and jeans.

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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
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Interstate BearingSystems
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Koyo
  • Loctite Industrial Div. Henkel Technologies
  • Lubriplate
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • motion
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NSK Corporation
  • 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
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • 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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