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

Tours & Activities

Please register in advance!

The 2021 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.

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

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at the Sunset Veranda. This event is complimentary.

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

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 3:30PM

Segway Tour

Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15 p.m. for transportation. Buses will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m. Allow for a 20 minute drive, approximately, from hotel to destination and return.

$234 per person. Includes roundtrip transportation, professionally guided Segway Tour throughout Naples, taxes and gratuity.

Think you’ve done and seen most everything in Naples? Well, think again! See the natural beauty and learn the history of Old Naples on the newest, hippest and most innovative personal transporter and it’s the first of its kind in personal transportation. It’s easy, safe and more fun than you can imagine!

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021/ 12:45PM - 4:00PM

Jet Ski Tour

Please plan to meet in the Meet in Hotel Lobby at 12:45 p.m. for transportation. Buses will depart promptly at 1:00 p.m. Allow for a 15 minute drive, approximately, from hotel to destination and return.

$420 per person. Includes: roundtrip transportation, professioanlly guided jet ski tour in North Naples, taxes and gratuity.

Price is based on 1 Person Per Ski. Experience guides will take you on a two hour unforgetable tour with a chance to see playful dolphins, manatees and many different bird species while cruising past the waterfront homes and condos on the Estero Bay. The tour starts out at the Marina in North Naples, goes out to the Gulf of Mexico and if the gulf is calm and flat, you will go out on the Gulf and loop through the Estero Bay where you will have a chance to see dolphins and return back to the Marina via the backwaters.

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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)

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

Bingo Brunch for Spouses and Companions

Please meet at 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.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 / 12:30PM - 4:00PM

Set Sail by Catamaran

Please plan to meet in the Meet in Hotel Lobby at 12:30 p.m. for transportation. Buses will depart promptly at 12:45 p.m. Allow for a 20 minute drive, approximately, from hotel to destination and return.

$172 per person. Includes: roundtrip transportation with professional guide, two hour catamaran sightseeing cruise, taxes and gratuity.

From the moment you leave the Naples City Dock, you will see magnificent multimillion dollar homes along the Gordon River, passing through mangrove protected areas and out to sail in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Cruising the pristine local waters aboard a 44 passenger, 53 foot Sailing Catamaran is the perfect way to spend your day. On this cruise, you will be entertained by a live narration from the Captain about the area, you will see multimillion dollar homes in the prestigious Naples waterfront community, relax and sail in the Gulf of Mexico, and quite likely see an afternoon Dolphin show!

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021 / 12:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Near Shore Fishing

Please plan to meet in the Meet in Hotel Lobby at 12:15 p.m. for transportation. Buses will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m. Allow for a 20 minute drive, approximately, from hotel to destination and return.

Fishing Chairman: Bill Shepard, BDI

$420 per person. Includes roundtrip transportation, professionally guided 4 hour back water fishing tour, boat captain, taxes and gratuity.

To those who love it best, fishing is more than a sport – it’s a way of life. For generations captains have plied the waters in and around the Naples area, taking fishing enthusiasts to the best spots to seek their prey. Enjoy the same fast paced action for snook, grouper, and other pelagic species. Nothing beats the exhilaration of battling a really big fish in the Gulf. While waiting for your fresh catch, you may spot sea turtles, dolphins, and other beautiful animals that live in the water. A seasoned veteran guide will guide you and your colleagues out on the Gulf, up to three miles from the shoreline.

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Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after October 12th and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After October 12th , BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.

 

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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.