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

BSA 2021 Convention

Asheville, NC / May 1–4

Business Program

Ascension

Mission: BSA builds essential relationships between distributors and manufacturers.

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized distributors and manufacturers of bearings and bearing related products and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners. The 2021 Business program celebrates BSA's past and focuses how you, your company, and the association will prepare for the future "Ascension" of the bearing industry.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

BSA Project Presentations

Product Information Exchange (PIE)
Scott Eiss, NTN, BSA PIE Template and BSA PIE Technology Platform Task Force Chairman will present an update on the PIE Technology Platform that performs automated data transformation and creation of PIE compliant, distributor ready, product rich content in a single, secure platform accessibly by authenticated distributor partners to access 24/7/365 in a variety of formats including customizable APIs.

The BSA PIE Technology Platform makes rich content product data, including images and attributes, easily accessible to end users from authorized distributor websites.

Certification and Education
John Masek, Bearing Service, and CBS Task Force Chairman, will present the newly updated CBS Study Guide and Examination.

BSA Excellence Award Program
2020 Award winning products will be presented.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

BSA Update

BSA Vice President Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Service, Inc., will provide an update on Industry Trends as reported by BSA member distributors in the BSA PAR report.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

ABMA Update

The ABMA will provide an update from manufacturers about bearing industry growth in North America and the world and will include pertinent data and lessons learned that relate to the future of the bearing industry.

Tom DeLuca

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Tom DeLuca's Hypnosis Show

Tom DeLuca, DeLuca Enterprises, Inc.

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. This time, Tom also will illustrate how seemingly innocuous suggestions from people around us or even from ourselves, can have a positive or negative effect on our behavior as we move toward our goals—or as we are delayed in achieving them.

Powerful entertainment with a strong message, this program demonstrates the inherent creativity of the participants when they’re relaxed, comfortable, and given permission to be themselves. Beyond the fun element in Tom’s performance, it’s also a reminder that what our subconscious/imagination believes to be true strongly influences what you do—whether that belief is real or not!

Rick Wilson

Monday, May 3, 2021


Profitable Distribution Growth and Partnerships in an Era of Disruption

Rick Wilson, Chicago Strategy Associates and Kellogg School of Management, Adjunct Professor

Rick will discuss how manufacturer and distributor relationships are being impacted by new developments, as well as the path forward – from the demands of new omnichannel business model changes, shifts in the technology landscape, and evolving end-customer expectations, to the uncomfortable adjustments manufacturers and distributors must make in their marketplace roles, partnering relationships, trust and collaboration levels, and business economics.

Barry Lawrence

Monday, May 3, 2021

Disruption, Value-Added Services, and Human Capital Needs for the Future Competitive Distributor

Barry Lawrence, PhD, Global Supply Chain Laboratory, Texas A&M University

Dr. Lawrence will explore how different growth strategies, investment decisions, and capabilities impact and are driven by our human capital development processes. He will use real case examples from research conducted in the Global Supply Chain Laboratory at Texas A&M University to demonstrate how leading distributors have achieved breakthrough results by developing the right configuration of people and processes.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Continuation of Keynote Presentations

Barry Lawrence, PhD, Global Supply Chain Laboratory, Texas A&M University and Rick Wilson, Chicago Strategy Associates and Kellogg School of Management, Adjunct Professor

In this session Rick Wilson and Barry Lawrence will focus on practical/executable concepts to build a value-added business model.

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Already Registered

  • BDI
  • BDIndustrial
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Carter Bearings
  • DXP
  • General Bearing Service 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.