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

BSA 2021 Convention

Naples, FL / Nov 14-17

Schedule

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Sunday, November 14

2:00pm – 4:30pm Convention Registration Royal Palm Ballroom Foyer
2:00pm– 4:30pm Welcome Event Vista Terrace

Monday, November 15

7:30am – 11:00am Convention Registration Royal Palm Ballroom Foyer
7:30am Doors Open and Breakfast is served Royal Palm Ballroom
8:00am – 8:05am Business Session: Welcome Royal Palm Ballroom
8:05am – 8:35am BSA Projects (PIE, Certification and Education and Excellence Awards) Royal Palm Ballroom
8:35am – 8:50am BSA Update- Mitch Bouchard, PAR reporting Royal Palm Ballroom
8:50am – 9:05am ABMA Update Royal Palm Ballroom
9:00am – 9:45am Morning Meet and Greet (spouses and companions) Vista Terrace
9:05am – 9:20am Annual Business Meeting Royal Palm Ballroom
9:20am – 9:30am Convention Planning Committee Report Royal Palm Ballroom
9:30am – 10:00am Networking Break Royal Palm Ballroom Foyer
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Tom DeLuca (spouses invited to join)
Royal Palm Ballroom
7:30am – 6:00pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Voting Royal Palm Ballroom
12:15pm - 5:00pm Asheville Brewery Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
12:15pm - 5:00pm Scenic Horseback Riding Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
12:15pm - 5:00pm Biltmore Estates Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
1:00pm – 4:00pm Tennis: Round Robin Tournament  
 
Tennis Courts
6:00pm – 6:30pm 1st Timers and Recent Members Reception Royal Palm Ballroom Foyer
6:30pm – 10:00pm Taste of Asheville Reception and Dinner Royal Palm Ballroom

Tuesday, November 16

7:00am Continental Breakfast Royal Palm Ballroom
7:45am – 8:45am Business Sessions: Rick Wilson Royal Palm Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am Spouse Yoga Pavilion
8:45am – 9:45am Business Sessions: Barry Lawrence Royal Palm Ballroom
9:30am –11:00am Bingo Brunch Pavilion
9:45am – 10:00am Networking Break Grand Ballroom Pre-function
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Rick Wilson and Barry Lawrence
Royal Palm Ballroom
7:00am – 6:30pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Royal Palm Ballroom
12:00pm
Golf Tournament Omni Grove Park Inn
12:15pm - 5:00pm Asheville Art Safari Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
12:15pm - 5:00pm Zipline AdventureTour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
12:15pm - 5:00pm Guided Water Fall Hike Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
6:30pm – 10:00pm Gatsby Garden Party Reception and Dinner Royal Palm Ballroom

Wednesday, November 17

8:00am – 11:00am Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
Royal Palm Ballroom
7:00am – 4:00pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Royal Palm Ballroom
12:15pm - 5:00pm Asheville Brewery Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
12:15pm -4:00pm Electric Bike Tour Meet in Vanderbilt Wing, 7th level Atrium
1:00pm – 5:00pm Individual Private Meetings
6:00pm – 9:30pm Backyard BBQ Reception and Dinner Mangrove Pool

Thursday, November 18

8:00am – 11:00am 2022 Convention Committee Meeting
Acacia 4-6

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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.