BSA 2020 Convention – May 2-5 / Focus Forward / Indian Wells, CA

BSA 2020 Convention

Indian Wells, CA / May 2-5

Social Events

Saturday, may 2, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cocktails and Competition

Verbena Terrace

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come down to the Verbena Terrace, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun! There will be drinks and surprise interactive lawn games to start the convention with some friendly competition. Don't forget to bring some sunscreen and sunglasses/hat. 

Attire for this event is casual.

Sunday, may 3, 2020 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

BSA Red Carpet Reception & Dinner

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception on the Verde Vista Terrace
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner in Indian Wells Ballroom

Join us for a walk on the red carpet and honor our BSA President Tom Weihsmann. We will start at 6:30 pm on the Verde Vista Terrace for cocktails. At 7:00 pm, bring your drink into the Indian Wells Ballroom to let the party continue with dinner and Oscar-wining songs. 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 formal cocktail attire.

Monday, may 4, 2020 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Wine Country Reception and Dinner

Celebrity Villa Lawn

Join us for a casual wine tasting dinner event. Taste wines from small California wineries and enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees.

Attire: Business casual/cocktail party for this event.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

California Dreamin' Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Main Pool

Join us on the last night by the pool for a casual California style event featuring Mexican street food . Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and making new ones as you go! .

Attire: Dress is casual for the event.

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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.