The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) is reminding industry leaders that the registration deadline for its 2010 Annual Convention, "A Look Back to Step Ahead," is March 31. The convention will take place May 1-4 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort & Spa, Naples, Florida.
Deadline for room reservations is also March 31.
With a record number of attendees already registered, the association is aware that participation in the 2010 event is a priority for many distributors and manufacturers. Scheduled early in the recovery from a grueling recession, BSA believes there has never been a more important time for industry leaders to meet and has carefully planned a business program based on the business expertise of past and present BSA leaders as well as their view of the bearing industry's future.
On Sunday, May 2nd, a panel of past industry leaders will provide the "Look Back," discussing industry and economic lessons learned throughout the past twenty years, including their reflection on six different key topics of interest to the bearing industry. Attendees will cast their honest and anonymous vote on audience response questions, facilitated by rapid-response electronics that will instantly reveal onscreen distributor and manufacturer responses as categories, not individuals. Later that same day, a second panel will present the Present Industry Overview, elaborating on the six key topics introduced by the Past Leaders Panel. Their analysis will shed light on how and why the bearing industry has evolved over the years, strictly focusing on what works and what doesn't. On Monday morning, a Future Panel of current industry leaders will address the results of Sunday's immediate audience responses and bring the audience from the present to the future with their engaging and innovative opinions.
BSA believes that both distributor and manufacturer attendees will find this is the conversation they want to be a part of. When you learn what your industry past and future leaders are thinking, you will be ready to exceed their needs and expectations as well as yours and those of the end-user.
Beyond the panel presentations, the 2010 Annual Convention will also offer important industry updates from ABMA and BSA, and the traditional Conference Tables Session featuring pre-scheduled and planned conferences between distributors and manufacturers designed to resolve issues of mutual concern.
In addition to the business program, BSA convention attendees consistently rate the informal networking opportunities at the convention and related social events to be one of the most valuable aspects of the annual event.
BSA is the "must belong to organization for authorized bearing distributors." An international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted ball-, roller-, and anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products, the association's mission says, "BSA is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing and promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors." For more information about the BSA 2010 Annual Convention and/or to register, please visit the convention website, http://www.bsaconventions.org www.bsaconventions.org . For more information on BSA contact the BSA office at (630) 858-3838; fax (630) 790-3095; email mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the association website at http://www.bsahome.org www.bsahome.org .