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BSA 2010 convention to deliver real dollar value

Glen Ellyn, IL -- The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) reports that it will deliver savings and value to ...


December 31, 2009
By MRO Magazine


Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) reports that it will deliver savings and value to the distributors and manufacturers attending its 2010 Annual Convention by offering significant savings on Early Bird registration until February 1, 2010, a budget-minded room rate of just $199 at a top luxury resort, bonus savings for registering a spouse, and the opportunity to make one of the most efficient, productive sales calls of the year.


For starters, attendees for the bearing industry event — for authorized distributors of bearing products and services and the manufacturers of those products — who register before February 1, 2010, can deduct $75 from the registration fee. Because only senior management attend the BSA Convention, participation allows information sharing and networking among peers. Many attendees refer to the Annual Convention as their “best sales call” all year.



To make convention attendance even more affordable, BSA has negotiated an outstanding room rate of $199 per night at the Naples Grande Beach Resort — down from $275 per night — making a hotel of this calibre a remarkable value. The hotel is considered by Hilton to be one of its top luxury accommodations.


The savings continue for attendees who include their spouses in their convention registration. Experienced convention attendees tell us that their spouse is a valuable asset in helping them network and build relationships on a personal level. In many cases, the socializing among spouses at BSA networking and social events leads to additional personal contacts among convention attendees. Because spouses are so important to the industry, attendee members and manufacturers will save $50 on their registration fee when registering with their spouse.


BSA has adopted the theme ‘A Look Back to Step Ahead’ to recognize and build on the association’s 44 years as it looks ahead to new opportunities and markets in the recovering economy. Programming has been built around three panels of BSA member distributors and participating manufacturers who will examine the past, the present and the future of the industry.


The 2010 Annual Convention will also offer important industry updates from ABMA (American Bearing Manufacturers Association) and BSA, an interesting and timely presentation on counterfeit bearings based on real-world experience, and the traditional Conference Tables Session featuring pre-scheduled and planned conferences between distributors and manufacturers designed to resolve issues of mutual concern.


For more information about the convention, visit For more information on the association, contact the BSA office at 630-858-3838; e-mail or visit