Asheville, NC / May 1–4
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Grand Ballroom ABC
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Distributor attendees: Distributors may make appointments after April 5
The Annual Convention is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing to promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors. BSA’s manufacturer-hosted Conference Tables Sessions are essential to the success of building and growing trusted relationships between authorized distributors and the manufacturers of bearing products.
Conference Table participants pre-schedule and plan for face-to-face meetings to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems. Both manufacturers and authorized distributors find value in this personal interaction with trusted industry executives. Convention attendees find these short, 20-minute meetings to be increasingly productive. Please use the link(s) below to maximize the end results of your conference table sessions.
The 2021 Conference Table Session is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 4, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will consist of eight, twenty-minute sessions. Online Conference Table registration opens February 17th! All BSA Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a conference Table. Distributors must be registered for the 2021 Annual Convention in order to make appointments.
February 17 through April 2 - Manufacturers can make up to TWO appointments with the available Member Distributor Companies of their choice.
April 5 - April 26 - Distributors can make their conference table appointments to fill their 8 total appointments. Manufacturers can continue to make their two appointments if they have not already and space is available.
Online appointment scheduling will remain open for attendees until Monday, April 26, 2021.
Registered distributors will have the opportunity to sign up online for eight, twenty-minute appointments with the manufacturers of their choice from April 5th until April 26th, unless any of their 8 appointment times are already booked by a manufacturer. Distributors wishing to schedule Conference Table Sessions on-site, may do so at the registration desk by making appointments in the Conference Table Registration books but only for those appointments that are still available at existing tables from Saturday, May 1st through Sunday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Online Conference Table Registration is available to all distributors who have registered to attend the 2021 Annual Convention. Distributors planning to attend the Conference Tables Session are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure that they obtain appointments at their desired times. Distributor companies with multiple attendees are encouraged to visit a greater number of manufacturer tables by splitting their attendees into two or more groups rather than making only one appointment in each time slot for the entire distributor company. Distributors are also encouraged to let manufacturers with whom they have made appointments know what they expect to discuss with the manufacturers.
All BSA Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a Conference Table. One Conference Table Contact at each Manufacturer Company may use his or her login to view the company appointments at the time registration opens. All other manufacturers may log in to view appointments after they are registered for the 2021 Convention. Manufacturers can schedule up to TWO appointments from February 17th until April 2nd and after that if space is available.
Please note: Every Participating Manufacturer Company has a conference table assigned. If you have any questions regarding conference tables, please contact CJ Church, BSA Association Manager, at email@example.com
Online Conference Tables Registration is open:
BSA also encourages participating manufacturers to hold individual private meetings with registered distributors to maximize your participation at the BSA Convention. In fact, the Convention schedule sets aside Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 2021, for private individual meetings. As a reminder, BSA policy requires that participating manufacturer invitations for individual private meetings must not overlap with BSA programs or social functions other than tours.