Join the Journey / BSA 1966-2019

BSA 2019 Convention

Manalapan, FL / May 4-7

Social Events

Golf driving rangeSaturday, may 4, 2019 / 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cocktails and Competition

Oceans Ballroom and Beach

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Oceans Ballroom and Beach, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and a surprise team game 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, may 5, 2019 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Family Reception & Dinner

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception in Flagler Hall
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner in Grand Ballroom

Dress up for an evening to honor the Godfather and BSA President Jim Scardina. We will start at 6:30 pm in the Flagler Hall for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Grand Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and Dueling Pianos. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your Name badge onsite.

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in Black or White semi-formal attire.

Chicago skylineMonday, may 6, 2019 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago Blues Reception and Dinner

Resort Pool

Join us for a casual dinner poolside Chicago Blues themed dinner event. 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 in blue.

Chicago skylineTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Taylor Street Block Party
Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Courtyard Pool

Join us on the last night for a block party, Italian style. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! This block party theme will have the finer versions of Chicago's famous Italian food.

Attire: Dress is casual for the event.

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Already Registered

  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearing Service Company of PA
  • DXP
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Schaeffler Group

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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