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BSA 2013 convention registration now open

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Glen Elyn, IL – The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has listed the top two reasons to register now for its 2013 Annual Convention in Hilton Head, SC, taking place from Sunday, May 4 to Tuesday, May 7, 2013. 1) You can save on registration by leveraging the early bird rate of $1,275 for distributor members and $1,875 for participating manufacturers, and 2) By registering before January 1, 2013, you can use 2012 dollars for 2013 expenses.

This year's program will include:

•America's Uneven Prosperity: What's Hot and What's Not (Sunday Morning). Dr. Bruce Yandle, who was associated with Bearings & Drives before launching his academic career, will define the booming global economy and focus on the situation for the much weaker U. economy. He will consider Industries, regions, and states in a search for what's hot, what's not, and what's critically important to the success of bearing distributors. Along the way, he will forecast for US sectors, regions, and industries.

•Top Gun Leadership: Never Fly Solo (Sunday Morning). Waldo Waldman teaches organizations and individuals how to build trusting, revenue-producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a decorated combat fighter pilot and businessman. The solution to winning when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.

•Generational Differences: Inside Out (Monday Morning). Eric Chester will address today's work ethic. If you're looking to build young people, build business or both, this session is for you.

•Panel Discussion: Interest in Our Industry (Monday Morning). Moving beyond Eric Chester's discussion about the work force, Ken Hopkins of Koyo will moderate this panel of resources, including the military, academia and private sector, to explore the changing dynamics of today's workforce and address the all-important questions about attracting and retaining the talent necessary to win in today's marketplace.

•A Humorous Look at Personal, Professional, Family Success (Monday Morning) Michael Broome will help you achieve a balance in living. In a hectic age when we are pulled in so many directiions, Broome shows the keys to focusing our talents for the benefit of others and ourselves. Motivation, people management, family life, self-esteem, and goal setting strategies  are delivered in a hilarious, yet informative style.

•For a new twist on the event’s final evening, attendees will hear from Terry Bowden, a dynamic motivational speaker who also happens to be well-acquainted with winning teams. As a member of one of college football’s legendary playing and coaching families, Bowden has moved from outstanding student-athlete, to National Coach of the Year, to one of college football’s leading television and radio personalities.

•Annual industry update from the ABMA (Sunday Morning).

•Annual industry update from BSA based on the Distributor Survey results (Sunday Morning).

•Eight pre-scheduled, 20-minute private appointments with channel partners to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems (Tuesday Morning).

For more detailed information, additional events and to register for the 2013 Annual Convention, visit http://www.bsaconventions.org/.

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