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

BSA 2021 Convention

Asheville, NC / May 1–4


The Omni Grove Park Inn

Register early and save!

Early Bird Deadline

March 5, 2021

Registration Deadline

April 12, 2021

Full refunds cannot be guaranteed after Friday, April 2nd.

If you have not previously attended a BSA event and would like to register online, please send a request to to receive a username and password.

Online Registration Instructions

  • Use your BSA log in credentials to access the convention registration
  • If you do not know your password, use the following link to enter your email address and set a new password:
  • Select the Attendee Type you need to register as.
  • Complete the Attendee Information, all required fields are noted with an *.
  • Select the sessions you plan to attend at the convention.
  • To register MULTIPLE ATTENDEES (Spouse or Colleague), select "SAVE & ADD ANOTHER ATTENDEE".
  • To finish the registration and NOT add a spouse or colleague, select "SAVE & FINALIZE REGISTRATION".
  • Select the Attendee Type for the spouse or companion.
  • Complete the Attendee Information, all required fields are noted with an *.
  • Select the sessions your spouse or colleague plans to attend at the convention.
  • Enter the Recipient Information and Payment Information. All required fields are noted with an *.
  • ​To pay by credit card, enter the credit card information OR to pay by check or by credit card later, select "Bill Me".
  • Ensure the Billing Address is correct.
  • Review the Recipient Information, Payment Information and products for accuracy then select "COMPLETE ORDER". Then you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • If the information is incorrect, select the back button to update the information and then follow the steps to complete the order.
  • Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, with no discounts given for attending only part of the meeting.
  • It is important that you indicate all functions you and/or your spouse/companion will attend, including optional events.
  • Special note for other family members attending: ALL attendees MUST have a meeting badge to be admitted to any meal event regardless of age. In order to prepare seating for all attendees and enable the hotel to provide adequate food and beverage, this will be strictly enforced. If you have any questions, please contact the BSA office at (630) 858-3838 or e-mail Sarah Thompson at
  • If paying via check, select "Bill Me" on the checkout page. Payment may be mailed to: BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137; (630) 858-3838 or faxed to (630) 790-3095.
  • BSA encourages member distributors and invited manufacturers to register their company's young executives and regional managers. For additional information regarding who is invited to attend, please contact BSA staff.
  • Refunds cannot be guaranteed after Friday, April 2, 2021.

Note to Manufacturers

Invitations to manufacturers are extended by BSA to specific individuals and are not transferable. A manufacturer service fee is required from each manufacturing company. Invoiced separately, this fee must be paid prior to convention registration.

Special Rules: It is a policy of BSA that no one shall schedule or conduct any event, function or private meeting that overlaps with or detracts from BSA programs, meetings or social functions other than tours.

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Hotel Reservations

RESERVATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm Eastern, Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Make reservations directly with the hotel:

Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
Tel: (828) 252-2711

Be sure to mention the BSA Annual Convention to receive the discounted group rate.

All Rooms: Check-in 4:00pm / Check-out 11:00am


  • Taxes: All room rates are subject to 13% local sales and occupancy taxes.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your hotel room, notice of cancellation must be received by Noon seven days prior to arrival or will forfeit one night's room and tax.
  • Reservation Deadline: Reservations received after April 7, 2021 will be confirmed on a space-available basis only.

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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.