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

BSA 2021 Convention

Asheville, NC / May 1–4

Value of Convention Attendance

Here's why attendees value the Annual Convention:

  • Education and training
  • Maintain and build relationships
  • Relevant and timely business programs and access to high level decision makers from member distributor and manufacturing companies are staples of BSA conventions
  • The ability to keep up-to-date with changing industry trends
  • Hear about new products, equipment, technology and services
  • Save money, with the efficiency of seeing all your bearing channel partners in one place
  • Acquire new ideas
  • Maintain a presence – “see and be seen”

Value only found at the 2021 BSA Annual Convention:

Industry Updates

Find out the latest industry information from the BSA Distributor Survey results and ABMA Industry Update.

Incredible Speakers

  • Tom DeLuca from DeLuca Enterprises, Inc. will open the windows to your imagination as he uses the power of suggestion and humor to showcase the wonderful imaginations and personalities within the audience.
  • Barry Lawrence, Director of the Global Supply Chain Laboratory, Texas A&M University will explore how different growth strategies, investment decisions, and capabilities impact and are driven by our human capital development processes.
  • Rick Wilson, Adjunct Professor Chicago Strategy Associates and Kellogg School of Management, will address Profitable Distribution Growth and Partnerships in an Era of Disruption.

Location

  • The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the many BSA receptions in different locations throughout this beautiful, historic venue
  • Great opportunity to mix business and family
  • Enjoy the Asheville area on your own or on the many BSA Convention Tours and Activities

Sporting Events

Unwind and network with your channel partners for a leisurely afternoon of golf and tennis.

Social Functions

Enjoy the Saturday Welcome Event and three nights of networking packed social events at no additional cost.

One-on-One Meetings With Your Channel Partners

  • Participate in Tuesday's Conference Table Sessions and/or make arrangements for private meetings on Tuesday afternoon or any other time that does not conflict with a BSA Convention scheduled activity or function.

Special Features

  • Gain insight for the future as BSA prepares you to Ascend and reconnect with your essential relationships.
  • Events planned specifically for spouses.
  • A plethora of tours and activities for family members of all ages.

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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.