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Business Program

Omni Grove Park Inn

People, Purpose & Passion, the Foundation of our Future!

Mission: BSA builds essential relationships between distributors and manufacturers.

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized distributors and manufacturers of bearings and bearing related products and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners. The 2024 business program will focus on how you, your company and the association can inspire people, find purpose and instill passion, the foundation of our future.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024

BSA Project Presentations

  • Product Information Exchange (PIE)
  • Certification and Education
  • BSA Excellence Award Program 2023

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024

ABMA Update

The ABMA will provide an update from manufacturers about bearing industry growth in North America and the world and will include pertinent data and lessons learned that relate to the future of the bearing industry.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024

BSA Update

BSA Vice President John Masek, Bearing Service, will provide an update on Industry Trends as reported by BSA member distributors in the BSA PAR report.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 / 10:00am – 11:00am

Jimmy Yeary

Jimmy Yeary – Storyteller & Songwriter

Jimmy Yeary

When you feel a story, you see it. When you see a story, you tell it effectively. Everyone’s life is a story that has been authentically felt and therefore can be drawn upon to utilize every emotionally valuable detail to move and inspire. Join us as Jimmy teaches BSA how to effectively storytell and the 5 strategies to songwriting AKA Building Valuable Relationships.

For well over a decade, Jimmy Yeary has influenced millions of people--how they think and what they think about--on a daily basis. Jimmy Yeary is not only a highly sought-after speaker, he is a hugely successful songwriter and his music is all around you. Jimmy Yeary was writing songs long before becoming the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning supergroup SHENANDOAH. These were years that saw Jimmy performing #1 hits like Mama Knows, Somewhere In the Vicinity of the Heart, and Sunday in the South.

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 / 7:30am – 8:45am

Paul Reilly

Build for Tomorrow - Lessons for Adapting to Change

Paul Reilly

This tone-setting presentation introduces audience members to Value-Added Selling and encourages them to embrace it in their go-to-market strategies. In a competitive market, differentiation is key. What sets you apart from your competitors? How do you compete profitably in a tough market? How can you compete aggressively and outsell the competition while maintaining your profitability? It's possible through Value-Added Selling. Paul will outline what is value (and what is not), ten variables more important than price, the #1 characteristic of top-achieving salespeople, three strategies to sell value added, and more! When participants embrace the value-added selling philosophy and execute its strategies tactically, they'll sell aggressively and profitably in their markets. 

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024 / 9:00am – 10:15am

Gene Marks

CHATGPT, AI AND BEYOND: Game-Changing Technologies That Will Impact Your Industry

Gene Marks

You've read about ChatGPT, Microsoft's Copilot, Google's Bard/Duet and other AI tools that will be changing the way we work, both in the short and longer term. As a business leader you want to leverage this technology to increase both productivity and profits. So what should you know now? Where should you be investing? During this fast-moving, informative and entertaining presentation, Forbes Technology columnist and consultant Gene Marks will share his thoughts on the biggest technology and AI trends that will affect your business in the near and long term and help you make the right investment decisions.

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