TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
The Grand Ballroom
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Conference Table Registration
Opens February 17, 2023 for Manufacturers to Make Appointments!
Distributor attendees: Distributors may make appointments March 31, 2023
BSA builds relationships.
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 2023 Conference Table Session is scheduled for Tuesday morning, May 2, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will consist of eight, twenty-minute sessions. Online Conference Table registration opens February 17, 2023! All BSA Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a conference Table. Distributors must be registered for the 2023 Annual Convention in order to make appointments.
Distributors and Manufacturers can BOTH make appointments. See below for timeline and policies.
February 17 - March 31 Manufacturers can make up to TWO appointments with the available Member Distributor Companies of their choice.
March 31 - April 27 - 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 Friday, April 28, 2023.
Registered distributors will have the opportunity to sign up online for eight, twenty-minute appointments with the manufacturers of their choice from March 31 - April 27, 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 Sunday, April 30 through Monday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Online Conference Table Registration is available to all distributors who have registered to attend the 2023 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 2023 Convention. Manufacturers can schedule up to TWO appointments from February 17 until March 31 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 Alison Lockard, BSA Meeting Manager, at email@example.com
When Online Conference Table Registration is open:
- Distributor attendees: Distributors may make appointments starting on March 31.
- Manufacturer attendees: Sign Up Coming Soon! Manufacturers may make two appointments with Distributors of their choice from February 17 - March 31.
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 2, 2023, 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.
- All Participating Manufacturer companies have been assigned a conference table.
- Manufacturers can make up to two appointments, Distributors will schedule their remaining 6 appointments starting on February 17.
- Only registered distributors can make appointments at conference tables.
- Appointments can be made online until Friday, April 28, 2023.