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BSA conference tables now include distributor sessions

Glen Elyn, IL -- The Bearing Specialists Association's (BSA) Conference Tables Session at its 2006 Annual Conventio...

Glen Elyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association’s (BSA) Conference Tables Session at its 2006 Annual Convention, scheduled for April 22-25 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Sarasota, Fla., offers an opportunity for distribution and manufacturing leaders to meet one-on-one in informal sessions to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Participants register for the Conference Tables Session online in advance of the Annual Convention, allowing all participants to plan for productive meetings. The focus is on “problem resolution” rather than discussion. The key take away for all attendees is efficient, productive meetings within the framework of a larger, industry event.

For the first time, at the 2006 Annual Convention BSA distributors (as well as the usual manufacturers) are invited to host a table at the Conference Tables Session. This table will offer four 15-minute meetings from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

After a 15-minute break to reset the tables, the more familiar arrangement, where manufacturers host a table, will return with 30-minute appointments for distributors. This addition supports another key element of BSA’s Strategic Plan, to promote networking among authorized distributors and invited manufacturers.


Distributor tables are included in BSA’s online conference table signup system.

For more information on conference table participation or the BSA Annual Convention, visit the convention website,