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

7:30am – 8:10am
Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee
Blue Heron
8:15am – 8:55am
Educational Services Committee
Great Egret
9:00am – 9:40am
Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee
Blue Heron
9:45am – 10:25am
Member Engagement Committee
Blue Heron
10:30am – 11:10am
Past Presidents Council
Great Egret
11:10am – 12:15pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Blue Heron
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Convention Registration
Cypress Courtyard
2:00pm– 4:30pm
Saturday Welcome Event
Cypress Courtyard

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 Excellence Awards)
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
11:30am – 4:30pm
Tennis Clinic and Round Robin with Lunch         
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
11:30am – 5:00pm
Golf Clinic and 9 hole with Lunch
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Kayaking Tour
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Segway Tour
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
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 – 11:00am
Business Sessions
Calusa Ballroom
7:30am – 8:30am
Be the Change: Ken Gronbach- Demographer
Calusa Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am
Yoga with continental breakfast
Cypress Courtyard
8:30am – 9:30am
Keynote Speaker Michael Rogers- Futurist
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)
11:30am – 4:00pm
Thomas Edison Estates with Lunch
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
Golf Tournament
Meet in Hotel Front Drive for Raptor Bay Golf Club
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Segway Tour
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Waverunner Tour
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Seas of Change Dinner Reception
Waterfall Pooldeck and Cypress Courtyard

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
11:30am – 4:00pm
Shopping Tour of Naples with Lunch
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
12:15pm – 5:00pm
Catamaran Sailing
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Fishing Tournament
Meet in Hotel Front Drive
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
Blue Heron

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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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