BSA 2021 Convention – May 1-4 / Ascension: Reconnecting Essential Relationships / Asheville, NC

BSA 2021 Convention

Asheville, NC / May 1–4

Especially for the Spouses

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 Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday include spouses and companions. If you have any questions, please contact saraht@cmservices.com. 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, MAY 2, 2021 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at Elaine's Terrace, Complimentary

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

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Tom Deluca's Hypnosis Show

Tom DeLuca, DeLuca Enterprises, Inc.

Grand Ballroom ABC

Open the windows to your imagination as Tom DeLuca uses the power of suggestion, and humor to showcase the wonderful imaginations and personalities within the audience. For those who are familiar with Tom’s show, you already know you will have lots of fun. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 / 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Pavilion

$25.00/per person

A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include towels, yoga mats and water. Please dress in comfortable clothing.

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 / 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Bingo Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Pavilion

$40.00/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.

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 / 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday Welcome Event

Vanderbilt Terrace

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

Attire for this event is casual.

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Taste of Ashville Reception & Dinner

Skyline Room/Mountain View Terrace

Celebrate the cuisine of Asheville and join us for a reception and dinner all while listening to the music of the Gypsy Grass Band. This supergroup of virtuoso musicians formed around a desire to play a variety of genres with one band- bluegrass, jazz, pop and rap. A highly versatile group, Gypsy Grass can play classy swing jazz all day, then throw a foot stompin dance party all night.

Attire: Men and women are asked to dress in casual attire.

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 / 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Gatsby Garden Party Reception and Dinner

Skyline Room/Mountain View Terrace

Roar into the 20's at this Gatsby themed dinner party and enjoy time with fellow BSA attendees. This event will have assigned seating. Your table number can be found on the back of your name badge onsite.

Attire: 20's themed or cocktail attire encouraged for this event.

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 / 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Backyard BBQ Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Pavilion

Join us on the last night at the Pavilion for a casual BBQ style event. Chat about memories of the Bearing Specialist Association and make new ones as you go! .

Attire: Dress is casual for the event.

  • 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 Melanie at melanieh@cmservices.com for your username and password.
  • You can log in and add tours to your registration until April 2, 2021.

Dress

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 May are a high of 70ºF during the day, a low of 50ºF 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

  • BDI
  • BDIndustrial
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Carter Bearings
  • DXP
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada

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.