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

BSA 2020 Convention

Indian Wells, CA / May 2-5


O= Optional activity, requires additional fee

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Saturday, May 2

7:30am – 8:10am Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee Grand Salon
8:15am – 8:55am Certification and Educational Committee Grand Salon
9:00am – 9:40am Member Engagement and Programs Committee Grand Salon
9:45am – 10:25am Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee Grand Salon
10:30am – 11:10am Past Presidents Council Hibiscus AB
11:15am – 12:15pm Board of Directors Meeting Gardenia AB
2:00pm – 4:30pm Convention Registration Group Lobby Desk
2:00pm– 4:30pm Saturday Welcome Event Verbena Terrace
5:00pm – 6:00pm Canadian Reception TBD

Sunday, May 3

7:30am – 11:00am Convention Registration Reg Counter #2 (LM)
7:30am Doors Open and Breakfast is served Indian Wells Ballroom
8:00am – 8:05am Business Session: Welcome Indian Wells Ballroom
8:05am – 8:35am BSA Projects (PIE, Certification and Education and Excellence Awards) Indian Wells Ballroom
8:35am – 8:50am BSA Update- Mitch Bouchard, PAR reporting
8:50am – 9:05am ABMA Update
9:00am – 9:45am Morning Meet and Greet (spouses and companions) Verde Vista Terrace
9:05am – 9:20am Annual Business Meeting Indian Wells Ballroom
9:20am – 9:30am Convention Planning Committee Report Indian Wells Ballroom
9:30am – 10:00am Networking Break East LM Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Tom DeLuca (spouses invited to join)
Indian Wells Ballroom
7:30am – 6:00pm 2020 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Voting Indian Wells Ballroom
1:00pm - 4:00pm Living Desert Tour Meet in Hotel Lobby
1:00pm – 4:00pm Tennis Clinic and Round Robin Tournament  
(attendees to meet at Indian Wells Tennis Garden)    
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
6:00pm – 6:30pm 1st Timers and Recent Members Reception Sunset Terrace
6:30pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception Verde Vista Terrace
7:00pm – 10:00pm BSA Red Carpet Dinner Indian Wells Ballroom

Monday, May 4

7:00am Continental Breakfast Indian Wells Ballroom
7:45am – 8:45am Business Sessions: Rick Wilson Indian Wells Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am Spouse Yoga Wildflower Lawn
8:45am – 9:45am Business Sessions: Barry Lawrence Indian Wells Ballroom
9:30am –11:00am Bingo Brunch Gardenia AB
9:45am – 10:00am Networking Break East LM Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Rick Wilson and Barry Lawrence
Indian Wells Ballroom
7:00am – 6:30pm 2020 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Indian Wells Ballroom
Golf Tournament Celebrity Course
12:30pm – 4:00pm Palm Spring Aerial Tram Tour Meet in Hotel Lobby
6:30pm – 10:00pm Wine Country Dinner and Reception Celebrity Lawn

Tuesday, May 5

8:00am – 11:00am Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
Indian Wells Ballroom
7:00am – 4:00pm 2020 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Indian Wells Ballroom
12:00pm – 4:00pm Epicurean Food Tour Meet in Hotel Lobby
1:00pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Pickleball
(attendees to meet at Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
1:00pm – 5:00pm Individual Private Meetings
6:00pm – 9:30pm California Dreamin' Dinner and Reception Main Pool

Wednesday, May 6

8:00am – 11:00am 2021 Convention Committee Meeting
Hibiscus AB

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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.