Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2
Mission: BSA builds essential relationships between distributors and manufacturers.
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. Join us as you prepare yourself and your company to "Be the Change" as we embark on the digital industrial revolution.
BSA NEW Strategic Plan Implementation- Brian Davis, B&D Industrial
Product Information Exchange (PIE)- Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corp. of America
Digital Supply Chain Forum- Mark Stoneburner, Motion Industries, Inc.
BSA Vice President Jim Scardina of Bearing Headquarters Company, will provide an update on Industry Trends as reported by BSA member distributors in the BSA PAR report, newly combined with the previous Distributor Report.
The chair of ABMA, Chris Coughlin, Timken Company will provide an update from BSA manufacturers about bearing industry growth in North America and the world and will include pertinent data and lessons learned that relate to the future of the bearing industry.
BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
As we look at the current and future trends for the bearing industry, this comedy troupe is destined to give everyone some comic relief. This custom show will feature performance and songs you won't want to miss! For nearly 15 years, THE WATER COOLERS have entertained audiences around the world, as far reaching as Singapore and Australia, with their high energy, uncommonly funny, authentic take on work and life. Smart phones, conference calls, kids, co-workers, and travel are just a few of the topics this group of top NYC talent turns into hilarious sketch comedy and song. They are one of the few acts to win Event Solutions Magazine's Spotlight Awards for Entertainment of the Year multiple times.
Kenneth W. Gronbach is a demographer, President of KGC Direct, LLC and author of the current best selling book, “The Age Curve: How To Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm”.
This presentation will address how you can harness change and utilize the new workforce and their assets.
Ken is an internationally respected demographer who has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Ken specializes in human analytics. Ken’s unusual blend of marketing savvy and common sense demography, based on twenty years of proprietary demographic study, set him apart. Ken keynotes all over the United States and does customized demographic research.
Michael Rogers, author and futurist-in-residence, The New York Times
More and more of how we work is moving into the virtual world--our work process, how we collaborate with partners, how we manage our employees. Virtual organization, global collaboration, smart objects, cloud-based intelligence--all will shape the rest of this decade. And the next generation of workers will bring even more digital skills and demands. What will the work and production environment of the future look like? What steps should we take now to make sure our businesses move in the right direction?
Michael studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He has worked as a keynote speaker with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense.
He addresses groups ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public and is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel. A dynamic futurist speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, Michael blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.
Moderator: Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Service, Inc.
BSA participating manufacturers will address how distributors can harness the new industrial revolution. This panel will include an overview Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. After introductions to each manufacturer panelists, the group will discuss the impact of Industry 4.0: How will it affect our customers, distributors, and suppliers?