BSA 2021 Convention – Nov 14-17 / Reconnecting Essential Relationships / Naples, FL

Especially for the Spouses


Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them build essential industry relationships. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees. BSA has planned a number of convention activities to include spouses/companions. All of the social and leisure events on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday include spouses and companions. If you have any questions, please contact We strive to ensure all of our Convention attendees, including spouses and companions, have the best possible experience at the BSA Convention!

Convention Functions for Spouses and Companions

All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, attendees will be notified via email ahead of time.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 / 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday Welcome Event

Please meet at the Sunset Veranda.

Everyone is welcome to join this event to catch up with your BSA friends. Come to the Sunset Veranda, look for the BSA signs, and be ready for fun and gorgeous views.

Attire for this event is casual.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Sunset Veranda.

Please join the 2021 Convention Committee Spouses for a complimentary meet and greet at the Sunset Veranda. Enjoy a coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2021 Convention! Complimentary.

Attire for this event is casual.

Click here for current registrants.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Mack Dryden, "Find the Humor and Achieve Your Goals"

Royal Palm Ballroom

With more than two decades experience as a pro comedian, Mack is a seasoned veteran at getting rib-busting laughter while never stepping over the good-taste line. He’s performed on dozens of TV shows, hundreds of radio shows, and thousands of live stages, delighting hundreds of thousands with his uniquely warm, hilarious, fall-down funny standup comedy. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Attire for this event is resort casual.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 / 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the 'Tram Pick Up' - located on the beach side of the Mangrove Pool

$45 per person

Enjoy an open air tram ride through a 200-acre protected Mangrove Estuary (approx. 5 minute tram ride or 15 minute stroll) to the perfectly manicured sugar-sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include tram ride, towels, yoga mats and water. (Restrooms are available)

Please dress in comfortable clothing.

Click here for current registrants.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2021 / 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Bingo Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Sunset Veranda.

$45  per person

Join us for some friendly competition and socializing in the spacious Pavilion. Coffee, tea, pastries, Bloody Mary's and mimosas will be served.

Attire for this event is casual.

Click here for current registrants.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Savor the Sunshine State Reception & Dinner

Royal Palm Ballroom

Celebrate the cuisine of Florida and join us for a reception and plated dinner while reconnecting with your supply chain partners.

Attire: Men: Evening Casual (nicely pressed slacks or khakis and a collared shirt, seasonal sports coat or jacket is optional)

Women: Evening Casual (knee length casual dress, dress pants, nice long-sleeved shirt or blouse, sweater, dressy blouse, knee length skirt, heels)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Havana Nights Reception and Dinner

Mangrove Pool

Join us for dinner at the Mangrove Pool, with a menu fit for a Cuban night! Enjoy cigar rolling and a game of dominos while spending time with your industry partners poolside.

Attire: Men: Resort Casual with Havana Nights Flair (Guayabera or linen fabric shirt, Bermuda shorts or slacks, complete your Havana Nights outfit with stylist Cuban style hat and your favorite shades)

Women: Resort Casual with Havana Nights Flair (floral print or bold colored dresses, slacks, skirts or blouses.  Make it fun with ruffles, tiered layers even fringes!)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Margaritaville Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Mangrove Pool

Join us on the last night at the Mangrove Pool for a casual Margaritaville themed event featuring live music from the Caribbean Chillers. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and make new ones as you go!

Attire: Men: Resort Tropical with Margaritaville Flair (slacks or Bermuda shorts with a tropical printed shirts)

Women: Resort Tropical (Tropical printed dress, slacks, skirts or blouses)

    Tours and Optional Convention Activities

  • The 2021 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family. Click here to view our Tours & Activities options.
  • A username and password for spouses/companions has been made available via e-mail for access to the BSA Electronic Address Book. Please e-mail Sarah Thompson at for your username and password.
  • You can log in and add tours to your registration until October 12, 2021.


The BSA Convention Committee has planned a casual convention. A resort casual policy with regard to daytime meeting dress includes the following:

  • Men - slacks, open neck, banded collar or polo shirts, sweaters, walking shorts, no ties/jackets.
  • Women - slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, walking shorts, open neck banded collar or polo shirts.

Temperatures in November are in the mid to high 70's during the day, a low of high 60's in the evenings. Keep in mind that meeting rooms tend to be cooler than the outside temperature. A jacket or sweater may be necessary. For more information on dress for specific evening events, please refer to those events.

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Already Registered

  • Dodge Mechanical Power Transmission Company Inc.
  • Accurate Bushing Company
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Bearing and Drive Solutions Inc.
  • BSC
  • Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Ficodis, Inc.
  • BDI
  • BDIndustrial
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Allied Bearings
  • Eastern Industrial Automation
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • IKO International
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada
  • NSK Corporation
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Carter Bearings
  • Climax Metal Products Company
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Purvis Industries
  • Koyo
  • Regal Rexnord
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • The Timken Company
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • DXP
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • Randall Bearings, Inc.
  • American Roller Bearing
  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Baleromex, S.A. de C.V.
  • RBC Bearings
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • Thomson Linear LLC
  • Weimer Bearing
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Rolamentos CBF Ltda.
  • Bearing Manufacturing Co.
  • Baldor-Reliance

What They're saying

  • The BSA Convention offers the best opportunity for the leadership of distributors and manufacturers to grow their relationships and set strategy for mutual business growth. This year, attendance at the convention is a must for all of us, to be able to move forward and rekindle those relationships that have been compromised over the past year.

    – John Masek, Bearing Service Inc.

  • 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

  • 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.