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

BSA 2021 Convention

Asheville, NC / May 1–4

Schedule

O= Optional activity, requires additional fee

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Saturday, May 1

7:30am – 8:10am Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee Hoover HJ
8:15am – 8:55am Certification and Educational Committee Hoover HJ
9:00am – 9:40am Member Engagement and Programs Committee Hoover HJ
9:45am – 10:25am Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee Hoover HJ
10:30am – 11:10am Past Presidents Council Taft MN
11:15am – 12:15pm Board of Directors Meeting Wilson OP
2:00pm – 4:30pm Convention Registration Vanderbilt Registration
2:00pm– 4:30pm Saturday Welcome Event Vanderbilt Terrace
5:00pm – 6:00pm Canadian Reception TBD

Sunday, May 2

7:30am – 11:00am Convention Registration Vanderbilt Registration
7:30am Doors Open and Breakfast is served Grand Ballroom ABC
8:00am – 8:05am Business Session: Welcome Grand Ballroom ABC
8:05am – 8:35am BSA Projects (PIE, Certification and Education and Excellence Awards) Grand Ballroom ABC
8:35am – 8:50am BSA Update- Mitch Bouchard, PAR reporting Grand Ballroom ABC
8:50am – 9:05am ABMA Update Grand Ballroom ABC
9:00am – 9:45am Morning Meet and Greet (spouses and companions) Elaine's Terrace
9:05am – 9:20am Annual Business Meeting Grand Ballroom ABC
9:20am – 9:30am Convention Planning Committee Report Grand Ballroom ABC
9:30am – 10:00am Networking Break Grand Ballroom Pre-function
10:00am – 11:00am Business Sessions: Tom DeLuca (spouses invited to join)
Grand Ballroom ABC
7:30am – 6:00pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Voting Grand Ballroom ABC
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 at the Sports Complex
6:00pm – 6:30pm 1st Timers and Recent Members Reception President's Lounge
6:30pm – 10:00pm Taste of Asheville Reception and Dinner Skyline Room/Mountain View Terrace

Monday, May 3

7:00am Continental Breakfast Grand Ballroom ABC
7:45am – 8:45am Business Sessions: Rick Wilson Grand Ballroom ABC
8:00am – 9:00am Spouse Yoga Pavilion
8:45am – 9:45am Business Sessions: Barry Lawrence Grand Ballroom ABC
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
Grand Ballroom ABC
7:00am – 6:30pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Grand Ballroom ABC
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 Skyline Room/Mountain View Terrace

Tuesday, May 4

8:00am – 11:00am Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
Grand Ballroom ABC
7:00am – 4:00pm 2021 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display Grand Ballroom ABC
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 Pavilion

Wednesday, May 5

8:00am – 11:00am 2022 Convention Committee Meeting
Eisenhower F

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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.