2019 Winter Meeting
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BSA’s 2019 Winter Meeting is co-located with BSA's 2019 Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Tampa, Florida
January 21-22, 2019

The 2019 Winter Meeting schedule has been adjusted to make it easy for committee and task force members to also attend the Talent Forum for a discounted fee.

Register Today!

Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention Website

Build Your Industry Relationships:

  • With BSA members and participating manufacturers during Task Force and Committee Meetings
  • With BSA members at the Luncheon
  • With Talent Forum attendees at the Combined Reception and Dinner

Experience select quality programs:

  • "Get Paid for the Value you Create" with Todd Snelgrove, BSA Luncheon Speaker. He will discuss creating Value together (Manufacturers and Distributors), Engaging Procurement about Value, differentiating on Value (vs. Amazon), and getting paid on Value created.
  • Also attend the Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention designed for Human Resources leaders focused on recruitment, development and retention.

You can also:

  • Influence the direction of our industry through your contributions to the committees on which you serve.
  • Attend all committee meetings, even for those committees you are not currently serving as a member.
  • Gain insight about BSA projects and programs that can benefit you personally and improve your company's position in the marketplace.
  • Enjoy the opportunity for "niche networking" to nurture relationships with other industry professionals.

Register Today!

Reserve Your Hotel Room!

You can also call the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel at (813) 877-9200 and reference the Bearing Specialists Association. Book today, the discounted rate of $239.00 per night has been extended to January 4, 2019.

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TWO BSA Events

BSA Winter Meeting
January 20-22, 2019
BSA Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention
January 21-22, 2019

2019 Registration Fees and Discounts

Register Today!

All Fees in USD per person

Category BSA Distributor Members BSA Participating Manufacturers
BSA Winter Meeting Attendee Only: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, and Monday Evening Reception and Dinner $345 $445
BSA Winter Meeting AND Talent Forum Attendee: Includes BSA Committee and Task Force Meeting, Monday Lunch, Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, Monday Evening Reception and Dinner, and Tuesday Talent Forum Sessions $590 $790
BSA Talent Forum Attendee Only: Monday Afternoon Talent Forum Session, and Monday Evening Reception and Dinner, and Tuesday Talent Forum Sessions
$345 $445
 Spouse Attendee: Includes Monday Lunch and Reception and Dinner  $100 $100
2nd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the second attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4TF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT
3rd Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the third attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 3RDFREEWM to receive complimentary forum registration. FREE Talent Forum Registration FREE Talent Forum Registration
4th Company Registrant DISCOUNT for Forum Attendees: If you are the fourth(or more) attendee from your company to register for the Talent Forum, use Promo Code 2OR4TF to receive $50 off your registration. $50 DISCOUNT $50 DISCOUNT

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by December 27, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after December 27, 2018. Cancellations must be in writing and sent to info@bsahome.org.


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 Winter Meeting and Talent Forum and at related activities. Registration and attendance at and/or participation in the BSA Winter Meeting or Talent Forum 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 info@bsahome.org or 630-858-3838.

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Here's what's in store for the 2019 Winter Meeting and Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention...

All times listed are Eastern US.

Sunday, January 20

8:00am - 4:00pm   Registration
8:30am - 2:30pm 2019 Convention Planning Meeting
1:00pm - 3:00pm PIE Task Force
3:00pm - 5:00pm Publication Review Task Force
3:00pm - 5:00pm CBS Task Force
4:00pm - 5:00pm Marketing Task Force
4:00pm - 5:00pm  Emerging Technologies Task Force 

Monday, January 21

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 – 10:00am Past Presidents Council
8:30am - 9:30am Excellence Awards Task Force
8:30am - 9:30am Social Media Task Force
8:30am – 10:00am

Bearing Curriculum Advisory Group

10:00am – 11:00am Distributor Manufacturer Relations Committee
10:00am – 11:00am
HR Subcommittee
11:00am - 12:00pm Certification and Education Committee
11:00am - 12:00pm Digital Fraud Task Force
Maintaining Value Relationships
Todd Snelgrove
1:30pm– 2:30pm Supply Chain Strategy & Technology Committee
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Member Engagement and Programs Committee
1:15pm – 5:00pm Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention

Cocktail Reception with attendees of the BSA Committee Meetings and the Talent Forum. Following the cocktail reception, there will be a group dinner.

Tuesday, January 22

8:00am – 10:00am Board of Directors Meeting

(Board Members & Committee Chairmen only)

8:00am – 12:00pm Talent Forum: Recruitment, Development and Retention Presentations

(Separate Registration Required)

Schedule is subject to change.
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In addition to the important committee and task force work of the BSA Winter Meeting, there will be networking opportunities at lunch and dinner with BSA Talent Forum Attendees. 

BSA Group Luncheon Speaker

January 21, 2019

Maintaining Value Relationships
Todd Snelgrove: Vice President of Value
Increasing Companies Bottom Line by demonstrating, documenting, procuring, pricing and selling based on best Total Profit Added™

Former Global Vice President of Value with over 15 years’ experience in being the team leader on understanding, presenting, calculating, pricing, and purchasing on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) or Total Profit Added™ (TPA™) for SKF, and Vice President of Marketing for ABB. Todd is now the founding partner at The Experts in Value, a consultancy that helps companies sell, market, price and negotiate based on measurable value.

Todd is acknowledged to be a leading subject matter expert in the field of value. He has developed and implemented his leading insight into strategies for sales and marketing programs, strategic account management, customer value partnership agreements, TCO procurement strategies, and numerous programs that help customers and his company increase profitability by measuring and understanding Total Profit Added™. Todd has demonstrated successful customer partnership agreements with Global Fortune 1000 companies, in numerous industries and segments, in all geographies of the world.


BSA Committee Projects

Make your voice heard as we continue BSA Committee Project work.  Click here to review the BSA 2018-2019 Annual Goals.  The future of BSA and the bearing industry is in your hands.

Development of Product Information Exchange
Learn the current status of the work in the PIE Task Force and take part in discussion for the future direction of the PIE.

Certified Bearing Specialists Program
The program is currently being updated. Learn the status of the updates and how you can differentiate your company in today's marketplace using the CBS Program.

Bearing Curriculum Advisory Group
BSA has hired a consultant to develop content for the Advanced Bearing Training. This will be reported on at the Winter Meeting.

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Click here to reserve your discounted room at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

4200 Jim Walter Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-877-9200

Guest rooms at The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel are available at the BSA event discount of $239.00 (plus tax).  Self-parking is complimentary.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled by 4PM on the arrival date, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied.

Transportation To / From Tampa International Airport - TPA:
Hotel direction: 4 miles SE
Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary
Courtesy phone available
Alternate transportation: All Access; fee: 10 USD (one way); on request
Bus service, fee: 5 USD  (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 10 USD  (one way)

Transportation To / From St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport - PIE:
Hotel direction: 13 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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Airports & Ground Transportation

What airport should I use?

There are two options for airports:

  • Tampa International Airport approximately 4 miles from the Renaissance
  • St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport– approximately 13 miles from the Renaissance

About Tampa

How do I learn more about Tampa?

For a sneak peek at what Tampa has to offer for local entertainment and restaurants, check-out the Tampa website online.

Days for Attending and Events

When should I arrive at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel?

The BSA Committee and Task Force Meetings will be held Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21 and the Board meeting will be held Tuesday, January 22. Please review the schedule above for meeting times and to decide if you would like to arrive Saturday or Sunday Morning.  All attendees should plan on attending the Monday lunch and dinner events.