2019 Fall Meeting
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BSA’s 2019 Fall Meeting

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Chicago, Illinois
September 15 - 17, 2019

Register Today!

Build Your Industry Relationships:

  • With BSA members and participating manufacturers during Task Force and Committee Meetings
  • With BSA and ABMA members at Combined Luncheon
  • With BSA members at the Fall Meeting Reception and Dinner

Experience select quality programs:

  • BSA’s 2019 Annual Excellence Awards Presentation recognizing innovative contributions to the industry
  • Lunch Program
  • Also attend the PIE Workshop to gain insight into the industry data sharing document

Register Today!

Reserve Your Hotel Room!

You can also call the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park at 800-441-1414 and reference the BSA Fall Meeting. Book today, the discounted rate of $309.00 per night is available until August 23, 2019.

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TWO BSA Events

BSA Fall Meeting
 Sept 15 – 17, 2019
BSA PIE Workshop
 Sept 17, 2019

2019 Registration Fees

Register Today!

All Fees in USD per person

Category BSA Distributor Members BSA Participating Manufacturers
BSA Fall Meeting Attendee: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meetings, Monday Lunch, and Monday Evening Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation and PIE Workshop $295 $395
BSA PIE Workshop Virtual Attendee:  Includes virtual access to the PIE Workshop for as many employees as the company wishes to include $50 per company $50 per company
Spouse Attendee: Includes Monday Lunch and Dinner and Excellence Awards Presentation  $100 $100

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by August 23rd, 2019 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after August 23rd, 2019. Cancellations must be in writing and sent to ashleyc@cmservices.com.  


Payment can be made online or by fax. The following credit cards are accepted by BSA: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Payments by check can be mailed to BSA, 800 Roosevelt Road, C-312, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137.

Photography & Video Recording Consent

Photography and video recording may be used throughout BSA's Fall Meeting and at related activities. Registration and attendance at and/or participation in the BSA Fall Meeting or other activities constitutes an agreement and consent by each registrant or participant for BSA and/or its licensees to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the image, likeness and voice of each registrant or participant (or family members) in photographs, videotapes, printed material, electronic reproductions and audio recording that are taken or recorded at such event or related activities.

If you have any questions, please contact BSA at ashleyc@cmservices.com or 630-858-3838.

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Here's what's in store for the 2019 Fall Meeting and PIE Workshop . . .

All times listed are Central US.

Sunday, September 15

9:00am - 2:30pm 2020 Convention Planning Meeting

Monday, September 16

7:30am - 4:00pm Registration
7:30am – 8:30am

Committee Leadership Coordination

Committee and Task Force Chairmen, Vice Chairs, and Manufacturer Liaisons Only

8:30am – 9:30am PIE Task Force 
8:30am - 9:30am Marketing Task Force
8:30am - 9:30am Publication Review Task Force
9:45am – 10:45am Digital Supply Chain Forum Task Force
9:45am - 10:45am Excellence Awards Task Force
9:45am – 10:45am Bearing Curriculum Advisory Group
11:00am – 12:00pm Digital Fraud Task Force
11:00am - 12:00pm Social Media Task Force
11:00am - 12:00pm CBS Task Force
1:45pm– 2:45pm Emerging Technology Task Force
1:45pm– 2:45pm
Certification and Education Committee
2:45pm– 3:45pm Distributor Manufacturer Relations Committee
3:45pm– 4:45pm Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee
4:45pm– 5:45pm  Member Engagement and Programs Committee
4:45pm– 5:45pm  Past Presidents Council

Cocktail Reception with attendees of the BSA Committee Meetings, BSA PIE Workshop, and ABMA Meetings. Following the cocktail reception, there will be a group dinner and presentation of the 2019 BSA Excellence Awards.

Tuesday, September 17

7:30am – 9:30am Board of Directors Meeting

(Board Members & Committee Chairmen only)

8:30am – 9:00am   Coffee Break and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am PIE Workshop (Separate Virtual Meeting Registration available)
Schedule is subject to change.
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In addition to the important committee and task force work of the BSA Fall Meeting, there will be networking opportunities at lunch and dinner with BSA PIE Workshop Attendees and ABMA meeting attendees.  The 2019 BSA Excellence Awards will be presented during the group dinner on Monday, September 16. 

BSA/ABMA Lunch Speaker

September 16, 2019

Fraud:  Understanding Current Vulnerabilities and Potential Future Developments

Milan Kosanovich, FBI Supervisory Special Agent

Milan R. Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over eleven years specializing in white collar criminal investigations. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD). He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices. He served as a detailee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBI Headquarters. Mr. Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, Mauritius, Malaysia, Germany and the United Kingdom.

He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland, supervises the Northern Ohio Cryptocurrency Task Force and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of a nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a Hostage Negotiator. 

The 2019 BSA Excellence Awards will be presented on Monday evening, September 16 at the BSA/ABMA Fall Meeting Dinner. 

The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. The submission must be related to bearings, but may be an auxiliary item such as a mounting tool, monitoring device, etc. The BSA 2019 CBS Excellence Award recognizes BSA Distributor Companies in two categories. Awards are presented to the company with the highest percentage of its inside and outside sales force having attained Certified Bearing Specialist status and the company with the greatest percentage increase of its inside and outside sales force having attained Certified Bearing Specialist status. 

PIE Workshop

September 17, 2019

The PIE Workshop is co-located with the BSA 2019 Fall Meeting and takes place 9:00 - 11:00am. 

PIE (Product Information Exchange) was designed to streamline the exchange of product information between manufacturers and their authorized distributors without jeopardizing any customization distributors implement to meet the specific needs of their bearing end users. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn more about how your company can contribute to establishing standards and requirements throughout your industry! 

PIE (Product Information Exchange) linked here.

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Click here to reserve your discounted room at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.

200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Phone: 800-441-1414

Guest rooms at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park are available at the BSA event discount of $309.00 (plus tax). 

Transportation To / From O’Hare International Airport:

·        Take I90/94.

·        Follow signs to Chicago.

·        Exit Ohio Street (Exit number 50B) and proceed three blocks to LaSalle Street.

·        Turn right on LaSalle Street and proceed five blocks to Wacker Drive.  Turn left on Wacker Drive and proceed ¾ mile to Columbus Drive (second light after Michigan Avenue).

·        Turn right on Columbus Drive after 1 ¼ blocks.

·        The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park will be on your right, immediately after South Water Street.

Transportation To / From Midway Airport:

·        From Midway Airport follow signs to Cicero Avenue (Northbound).

·        Proceed on Cicero Avenue for two miles to I-55 North.

·        From I-55 North, follow the signs to Lake Shore Drive North.

·        From Lake Shore Drive North, drive one mile past Museum Campus, staying to the right.

·        Exit onto Randolph Street/Wacker Drive.

·        Upon crossing Randolph Street, stay to the left following the signs to Wacker Drive.

·        Once on Wacker Drive, immediately merge right driving up ramp to upper level.

·        Turn left on Columbus Drive (first stoplight) after 1 ¼ blocks.

·        The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park will be on your right (immediately after South Water Street).

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Airports & Ground Transportation

What airport should I use?

There are two options for airports:

  • O'Hare International Airport approximately 53 miles from the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
  • Midway International Airport– approximately 38 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Ground Transportation

Click Here for other transportation options.

About Chicago

How do I learn more about Chicago?

For a sneak peek at what Chicago has to offer for local entertainment and restaurants, check-out the Chicago Destination Guide.

Days for Attending and Events

When should I arrive at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park?

The BSA Committee and Task Force Meetings will be held Monday, September 16, the 2020 Convention Planning Committee Meeting will be Sunday, September 15 and the Board meeting will be help Tuesday, September 17.  Please review the schedule above for meeting times and to decide if you would like to arrive Saturday or Sunday.  All attendees should plan on attending the Monday lunch and dinner events.