O= Optional activity, requires additional fee
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Saturday, April 30
|12:00pm – 5:00pm||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Set Up||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Board of Directors Meeting||
|1:00pm – 4:00pm||Convention Registration||Verbena Terrace|
|1:00pm– 4:00pm||Saturday Welcome Event & Lawn Games||Verbena Terrace|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Canadian Reception||BSA President Villa 721
Sunday, May 1
|6:30am – 7:30am||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Set Up||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|7:30am – 11:00am||Convention Registration||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|7:30am||Doors Open and Breakfast is Served||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:00am – 8:05am||Business Session: Welcome||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:05am – 8:35am||BSA Projects (PIE, Certification and Education and Excellence Awards)||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:35am – 8:50am||ABMA Update - Ben Succop||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:50am – 9:05am||BSA Update- Todd Hamlin, PAR Reporting||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|9:00am – 9:45am||Morning Meet and Greet (spouses and companions)||Verbena Terrace|
|9:05am – 9:20am||Annual Business Meeting||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|9:20am – 9:30am||Convention Planning Committee Report||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Networking Break||Indian Wells Ballroom Foyer|
|9:30am – 10:00am||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Voting||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|10:00am – 11:00am||Business Session: Ken Gronbach, Demographer (Spouses and Companions invited to join)
||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|11:00am – 4:00pm||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Voting||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|11:45am - 4:00pm||The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Tour||Meet at Conference Center Entrance|
|12:00pm - 4:30pm||Tennis Clinic & Round Robin Tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
||Meet at Conference Center Entrance|
|6:00pm – 6:30pm||First Timers and Recent Members Reception||BSA President Villa 721|
|6:30pm – 7:00pm||The Original Rat Pack Party Reception||18th Terrace & Lawn|
|7:00pm – 10:00pm||The Original Rat Pack Party Dinner||Indian Wells Ballroom|
Monday, May 2
|7:00am||Continental Breakfast Available||East Ballroom Foyer|
|7:00am – 6:30pm||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|7:45am – 8:45am||Business Session: Evan Willmann, The Cleveland Research Institute||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Yoga (Spouses/Companions)||Courtyard|
|8:45am – 9:45am||Business Session: Alex Nette, Hive Systems||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|9:30am –11:00am||Bingo Brunch (spouses and companions)||Sunrise Terrace|
|9:45am – 10:00am||Networking Break||East Ballroom Foyer|
|10:00am – 11:00am||Business Session: Justin Roff-Marsh, Ballistix,
||Indian Wells Ballroom|
||Golf Tournament||Indian Wells Golf Club - Celebrity Course|
|11:45am - 4:00 pm||Palm Springs Aerial Tram Tour||Meet at Conference Center Entrance|
|6:30pm – 10:00pm||Wine Country Reception and Dinner||The Grove at Indian Wells|
Tuesday, May 3
|8:00am – 11:00am||Manufacturer Hosted Conference Tables
(8 - 20 min sessions with a 15 min break)
|Indian Wells Ballroom|
|8:00am – 4:00pm||2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards Display||Indian Wells Ballroom|
|11:45am - 4:00pm||"Taste of the Desert" Epicurean Tour||Meet at Conference Center Entrance||1:00pm – 5:00pm||Individual Private Meetings|
|6:30pm – 10:00pm||California Dreamin' Reception and Dinner||Main Pool|
The BSA Convention offers the best opportunity for the leadership of distributors and manufacturers to grow their relationships and set strategy for mutual business growth. This year, attendance at the convention is a must for all of us, to be able to move forward and rekindle those relationships that have been compromised over the past year.
– John Masek, Bearing Service Inc.
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
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
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.