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

BSA 2020 Convention

Indian Wells, CA / May 2-5

Conference Tables

Conference Tables

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
East LM Ballroom
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Online Conference Table Registration Opens February 17, 2020 for Manufacturers to Make Appointments!

Distributor attendees: Distributors may make appointments after April 3>

Manufacturer attendees: Manufacturers may make two appointments with Distributors of their choice exclusively, until April 3>

BSA builds relationships.

The Annual Convention is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing to promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors. BSA’s manufacturer-hosted Conference Tables Sessions are essential to the success of building and growing trusted relationships between authorized distributors and the manufacturers of bearing products.

Conference Table participants pre-schedule and plan for face-to-face meetings to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems. Both manufacturers and authorized distributors find value in this personal interaction with trusted industry executives. Convention attendees find these short, 20-minute meetings to be increasingly productive. Please use the link(s) below to maximize the end results of your conference table sessions.

Conference Table Tips for Distributors

Conference Table Tips for Manufacturers

The 2020 Conference Table Session is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will consist of eight, twenty-minute sessions. Online Conference Table registration opens February 17th! All BSA Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a conference Table. Distributors must be registered for the 2020 Annual Convention in order to make appointments. 

Distributors and Manufacturers can BOTH make appointments. See below for timeline and policies.

February 17 through April 3 - Manufacturers can make up to TWO appointments with the available Member Distributor Companies of their choice.

April 4 - April 27 - Distributors can make their conference table appointments to fill their 8 total appointments. Manufacturers can continue to make their two appointments if they have not already and space is available.

Online appointment scheduling will remain open for attendees until Monday, April 27, 2020.

Registered distributors will have the opportunity to sign up online for eight, twenty-minute appointments with the manufacturers of their choice from April 4th until April 27th, unless any of their 8 appointment times are already booked by a manufacturer. Distributors wishing to schedule Conference Table Sessions on-site, may do so at the registration desk by making appointments in the Conference Table Registration books but only for those appointments that are still available at existing tables from Saturday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

Online Conference Table Registration is available to all distributors who have registered to attend the 2020 Annual Convention. Distributors planning to attend the Conference Tables Session are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure that they obtain appointments at their desired times. Distributor companies with multiple attendees are encouraged to visit a greater number of manufacturer tables by splitting their attendees into two or more groups rather than making only one appointment in each time slot for the entire distributor company. Distributors are also encouraged to let manufacturers with whom they have made appointments know what they expect to discuss with the manufacturers.

All BSA Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a Conference Table. One Conference Table Contact at each Manufacturer Company may use his or her login to view the company appointments at the time registration opens. All other manufacturers may log in to view appointments after they are registered for the 2020 Convention. Manufacturers can schedule up to TWO appointments from February 17st until April 3rd and after that if space is available.

Please note:  Every Participating Manufacturer Company has a conference table assigned. If you have any questions regarding conference tables, please contact CJ Church, BSA Association Manager, at catherinec@cmservices.com

Online Conference Tables Registration is open:

  • Distributor attendees: Click here to link to the on-line system. Distributors may make appointments after April 4th.
  • Manufacturer attendees: Click here to link to the on-line system. Manufacturers may make two appointments with Distributors of their choice from February 17th until April 3rd.

BSA also encourages participating manufacturers to hold individual private meetings with registered distributors to maximize your participation at the BSA Convention. In fact, the Convention schedule sets aside Tuesday afternoon, May 5, 2020, for private individual meetings. As a reminder, BSA policy requires that participating manufacturer invitations for individual private meetings must not overlap with BSA programs or social functions other than tours.

View schedule of BSA programs and social functions >

Summary

  • All Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a conference table.
  • Manufacturers can make up to two appointments, Distributors will schedule their remaining 6 appointments after April 3rd.
  • Only registered distributors can make appointments at conference tables.
  • Appointments can be made online until April 27, 2020.

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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.