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

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2

About the Convention

About the Convention

BSA will help you Be the Change!

In 2018, the BSA Annual Convention will be held April 28 - May 2 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.  BSA leadership is taking the excitement of last year's 50th anniversary celebration into the future.  The 2017 Business program focuses how you, your company, and the association will prepare for the future of the bearing industry. Don't miss this forward-thinking event to gain insight and build and strengthen relationships!

Plan now to join us and take advantage of the only annual networking program attended by the highest-level executives from the bearing industry.

This year's program will include:

  • BSA Project Presentations: How BSA is you and your company to Be the Change(Sunday Morning)
  • The 2018 BSA Convention program is focused on how your company can Be the Change in the face of the digital industrial revolution. BSA leaders will present the current projects and how the association is playing a role in preparing for the future. Project presentations will include Product Information Exchange (PIE), Digital Supply Chain Forum Review, and BSA Excellence Award Program Review

  • Annual Industry Update
    BSA: Mr. Jim Scardina, of Bearing Headquarters Company and BSA Vice President
    Mr. Scardina will share trend data from BSA's history of PAR reports and have new information about operational and sales information from the reformatted PAR.
  • ABMA: Mr. Chris Coughlin, Executive Vice President and Group President of The Timken Company and ABMA Chairman
    Mr. Coughlin will present an update on growth in the bearing industry from the perspective of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association.

  • The Water Coolers Presentation- 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!

  • Be the Change- Kenneth W. Gronbach is a demographer and president of KGC Direct, LLC and author of the current best selling book, “The Age Curve: How To Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm”. 

  • Rethink, and Thrive- Michael Rogers, author and futurist-in-residence, The New York Times

  • Industry 4.0 Panel Discussion
    - Moderator: Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Service, Inc.

    BSA participating manufacturers will address how distributors can harness the new industrial revolution.  


  • Conference Tables
    Eight pre-scheduled, twenty-minute private appointments with channel partners to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems.

Don't miss this opportunity that happens only once each year!

This is business programming you cannot afford to miss.

Register today for the BSA 2018 Convention!

Learn more about the incredible value in attending the 2018 BSA Convention!

2018 Convention Planning Committee

Brian and Angie Davis, BSA President, B&D Industrial
Ellen and Hugh Holladay, BSA 2018 Convention Chairman, Motion Industries
Ben and Erin Nations, B&D Industrial
Jim and Mary Scardina, Bearing Headquarters Company
JP and Heather Bouchard, General Bearing Service, Inc.
Scott and Julie Eiss, NTN Bearing Corp. of America

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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
  • RIRSA
  • 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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