Join the Journey / BSA 1966-2019

BSA 2019 Convention

Manalapan, FL / May 4-7

Business Program

Join the Journey

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. The 2019 Business program celebrates BSA's past and focuses how you, your company, and the association will prepare for the future of the bearing industry.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

BSA Project Presentations

Product Information Exchange (PIE)

Certification and Education

BSA Excellence Award Program


Sunday, May 5, 2019

BSA Update

BSA Vice President Tom Weihsmann of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, 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.



Sunday, May 5, 2019

ABMA Update

The chair of ABMA, Ben Succop - President of American Roller Bearing, will provide an update from 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.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Game Has Changed

John Cassis is the Founder and President of the Cassis Group

Meeting the challenges of change is no longer a choice for people, it's a way of life!  Too often we sit on the sidelines benched by our fears - bogged down by emotions, anchored to a job or stuck in a relationship.  Getting unstuck is about courage and choosing to change.  With John's special blend of warmth, motivation and humor, audiences are able to identify with the challenges of change in a positive, pro-active manner.  Cassis presents positive ways to embrace change, ignite new potential and launch into success.

John's company specializes in leadership, team building, and motivation. He skillfully wraps time tested truths into fun engaging story telling, he knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Amazon's Effect on the Supply Chain

Denise Keating is the Co-Founder and CEO of DATAgility

If you believe your business can't be a victim of the Amazon effect, think again. The way Amazon does business has changed customers' expectations about the buying experience. They want the transaction to go quickly and smoothly. They expect to find information online about the product they're seeking. And, if they can get the same thing online more quickly and for less money, they'll order it that way. So, is there any hope? How can a traditional business compete in the age of disruption? Denise Keating will provide proven strategies that can help you be competitive in this new environment and share the secret to driving sales in a digital world.

Denise is known for her relentless enthusiasm and passion for helping companies gather, create, and manage high quality, unique, and relevant product data content for B2B ecommerce platforms. She is a frequent speaker and has a proven track record in successfully collaborating with clients to help them develop e-commerce strategies that are meaningful, strategic, and have a practical business impact.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Industry Trends

Doug Hohner, Senior Partner & Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group

Doug leads BCG'S practice in industrial distribution. He is a core member of BCG's Industrial and Corporate Development practice groups. Doug has experience across many distribution sectors including MRO, office supplies, technology, OEM equipment and components, and aftermarket parts.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Magician and Mind Reader


Craig Karges is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author.

Craig Karges combines the art of magic and the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won't believe your eyes!

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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