MRO Magazine

BSA 2010 Convention early bird registration ends February 1


January 11, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) is delivering savings and value to the industry-leading 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 all year!

For starters, attendees for the premier 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 caliber a remarkable value. The Naples Grande Beach Resort was recently made part of the World Renowned Waldorf Astoria Collection which Hilton considers synonymous with attentive service, luxury accommodations and exclusive destinations. It is considered one of Hilton’s top luxury accommodations. The Naples Grande Beach Resort, set along the stunning Gulf Coast of Florida, is a truly relaxing destination with dynamic tennis, golf, and water-side entertainment for all ages.

BSA has adopted the theme "A Look Back to Step Ahead" to recognize and build on the association’s 44 years of industry leadership 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 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.


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, visit the convention website,