Join the Journey / BSA 1966-2019

BSA 2019 Convention

Manalapan, FL / May 4-7


O= Optional activity, requires additional fee

Saturday, May 4

7:30am – 8:10am Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee Plaza 1
8:15am – 8:55am Certification and Educational Committee Plaza 2
9:00am – 9:40am Member Engagement and Programs Committee Plaza 1
9:45am – 10:25am Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee Plaza 2
10:30am – 11:10am Past Presidents Council Plaza 1
11:15am – 12:15pm Board of Directors Meeting Plaza 2
2:00pm – 4:30pm Convention Registration Plaza Foyer
2:00pm– 4:30pm Saturday Welcome Event Ocean Ballroom and Beach

Sunday, May 5

6:30am – 8:00am Display Set Up Ocean 1
7:30am – 11:00am Convention Registration Grand Ballroom
7:30am Doors Open and Breakfast is served Grand Ballroom
8:00am – 8:05am Business Session: Welcome Grand Ballroom
8:05am – 8:35am BSA Projects (PIE, Certification and Education and Excellence Awards) Grand Ballroom
8:35am – 8:50am BSA Update- Tom Weihsmann, PAR reporting
8:50am – 9:05am ABMA Update- Ben Succop
8:00am - 9:00am Spouse Yoga Courtyard
9:00am – 9:30am Morning Meet and Greet for Spouses/Companions Courtyard
9:05am – 9:20am Annual Business Meeting Grand Ballroom
9:20am – 9:30am Convention Planning Committee Report Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 10:00am 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Set Up Ocean 1
9:30am – 10:00am Networking Break Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: John Cassis
Grand Ballroom
11:00am – 6:00pm 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Set Up Ocean 1
12:15pm - 4:00pm Flagler Museum Tour Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance

12:30pm – 2:45pm and 2:15pm - 4:30pm

Waverunner Tour Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance
1:00pm – 4:00pm Tennis Clinic and Round Robin       Hotel's Tennis Courts
6:00pm – 6:30pm 1st Timers Reception Commander in Chief Suite
6:30pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception Flagler Hall
7:00pm – 10:00pm Join the Family Dinner  Grand Ballroom

Monday, May 6

6:45am Continental Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:15am – 8:30am Business Sessions: Amazon's Effect on the Supply Chain - Denise Keating Grand Ballroom
8:30am – 9:30am Business Sessions: Industry Trends - Doug Hohner Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 9:45am 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Ocean 1
9:30am – 9:45am Networking Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:45am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Magician and Mind Reader - Craig Karges
Spouses are invited to attend
11:00am – 6:30pm 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Ocean 1
Golf Tournament Meet in Hotel Front Drive for PGA National - Champion Course
11:45pm – 4:00pm Palm Beach Food Tour Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance
12:15pm – 4:00pm Worth Avenue Experience Tour Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance
6:30pm – 10:00pm Chicago Blues Dinner and Reception Resort Pool

Tuesday, May 7

8:00am – 11:00am Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
Grand Ballroom
11:00am – 4:00pm 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Ocean 1
9:45am – 11:15am   Bunco with Bloody Mary's and Mimosas Ocean 2
12:15pm – 5:00pm Hakuna Matata Catamaran Sailing Tour Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance
12:00pm – 5:00pm Fishing Tournament Meet in Angle next to Resort Entrance
1:00pm – 5:00pm Individual Private Meetings
4:00pm – 5:00pm 2019 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Ocean 1
6:00pm – 9:30pm Taylor Street Block Party Dinner and Reception Courtyard Pool

Wednesday, May 8

8:00am – 11:00am 2020 Convention Committee Meeting
The Boardroom

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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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