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

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2


O= Optional activity, requires additional fee

Saturday, April 28

7:45am – 8:35am
Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee
Blue Heron
8:40am – 9:30am
Educational Services Committee
Great Egret
9:35am – 10:25am
Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee
Blue Heron
10:30am – 11:30am
Past Presidents Council
Great Egret
10:30am – 12:30pm
BSA Photo Tagging Session (Drop In)
11:35am – 12:45pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Blue Heron
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Convention Registration
Ballroom Foyer
2:00pm– 4:30pm
Saturday Welcome Event
Cypress Courtyardt

Sunday, April 29

7:30am – 11:00am
Convention Registration
Calusa Ballroom
Doors Open and Breakfast is served
Calusa Ballroom
8:00am – 8:05am
Business Session: Welcome
Calusa Ballroom
8:05am – 8:35am
BSA Projects (Strategic Plan, PIE, DSCF, and CBS)
Calusa Ballroom
8:35am – 8:50am
BSA Update- Jim Scardina, PAR reporting
8:50am – 9:05am
ABMA Update- Chris Coughlin
9:00am - 9:45am
Morning Meet & Greet              
Calusa Terrace
9:05am – 9:20am
Annual Business Meeting
Calusa Ballroom
9:20am – 9:30am
Convention Planning Committee Report
Calusa Ballroom
9:30am – 10:00am
Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 11:00am
Business Sessions: The Water Coolers
Spouses to join
Calusa Ballroom
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Tennis Clinic and Round Robin with Lunch         
Meet in Hotel Lobby
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Golf Clinic and 9 hole with Lunch (Tee Time is 12:30)
Meet in Hotel Lobby
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Kayaking Tour
Meet in Hotel Lobby
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Segway Tour
Meet in Hotel Lobby
1:00pm - 4:00pm
BSA Meet Up at Waterfall Pool Deck
Waterfall Pool Deck
6:00pm – 6:30pm
1st Timers Reception
Calusa Foyer and Terrace
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Cocktail Reception Calusa Foyer and Terrace
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Georgia on My Mind Dinner 
Calusa Ballroom

Monday, April 30

Continental Breakfast
Calusa Ballroom Foyer
7:30am – 9:30am
Business Sessions
Calusa Ballroom
7:30am – 8:30am
Be the Change: Ken Gronbach- Demographer Panel
Calusa Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am
Yoga with continental breakfast
Estero Terrace
8:30am – 9:30am
Keynote Speaker
Calusa Ballroom
9:30am – 10:00am
Networking Break
10:00am – 11:00am
Internet of Things and the Role of the Distributor
Panel- Manufacturer (Moderator: Mitch Bouchard;
Panelists: Timken, Schaeffler, SKF, and ABB)
11:30am – 4:00pm
Thomas Edison Estates with Lunch
Meet in Hotel Lobby
Golf Tournament
Raptor Bay Golf Club
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Segway Tour
Meet in Hotel Lobby
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Waverunner Tour
Meet in Hotel Lobby
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Seas of Change Dinner Reception
Waterfall Pooldeck

Tuesday, May 1

8:00am – 11:00am
Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
Calusa Ballroom
9:30am – 11:00am  
Cypress Courtyard
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Shopping Tour of Naples with Lunch
12:15pm – 5:00pm
Catamaran Sailing
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Fishing Tournament
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Individual Private Meetings
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Georgia Tailgate Dinner Reception
Royal Palm Courtyard

Wednesday, May 2

8:00am – 11:00am
2019 Convention Committee Meeting

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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
  • 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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