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Schedule of Events

 

Please note, this is a preliminary schedule of events and is subject to change.

 

All BSA Annual Forum registrations include hotel reservations for the evenings of Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7.


Wednesday, Sept. 6


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  BSA Standards Council (Invite Only)

 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BSA Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

 

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Welcome Luncheon & Networking

 

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Opening Remarks & Industry Update, Barry Lane, BSA Board President

 

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. LinkedIn

 

How to leverage for sales and marketing in today's ever-evolving digital world.
Speaker TBA

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Dealer Sales Rep Dilemma

 

How to train, motivate and collaborate with dealer sales reps.

Moderator: Ron Zuzovsky, The Source

Panelists: 

  • Rocky Cox, Buddy Brown
  • Michael Brown, KAE Essendant
  • Jeff Chase, Officewise
  • Dealer TBA 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Networking (includes cocktails & hors d'oeuvres)


7:00 p.m.  Dinner on your own

 

Thursday, Sept. 7

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Individual Breakfast Breakouts

  • Wholesalers Breakfast
  • Manufacturers Breakfast
  • Manufacturer Reps Breakfast
  • Buying Groups, Affiliates, Non-Members, Spouses, Guests Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Mike & Mike Show

 

Mike & Mike give us their perspective on new strategies and initiatives to remain relevant, competitive and profitable in today's changing marketplace.

Speaker: Mike Maggio, Trimega and Mike Gentle, IS

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

 

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Progressive Dealer Marketing

 

What manufacturers, wholesalers and manufacturer representatives need to know.

Moderator: Vonnie Provinzino, 3M

Panelists:

  • George Wood, Greenwood Office Outfitters
  • David Lange, Gateway/Vesco
  • Dealer TBA

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Legends Luncheon: David Fasbender

 

Honoring BSA 2017 Legend of the Industry award recipient, David  Fasbender, Senior Vice President Sales/Marketing, Retired at Smead Manufacturing Co.


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Amazon

 

What you need to know about Amazon in the commercial office products world.

Speaker TBA

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Industry Town Hall

 

Back by popular demand! This year's Town Hall will be moderated by:

  • Casey Avent, Smead
  • Nick Aronis, Vanguard Sales Group

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. President's Reception & Dinner

  • Honoring BSA's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Jimmy Godwin, Owner/CEO, FSI Office
  • Honoring BSA's 2017 Leadership Award winner, Jim O'Brien, Executive Vice President, Operations at S.P. Richards Co.

10:00 p.m. Conference Concludes



Welcome

BSA is a trade association that represents manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturer representatives in the business products and related industries. We strive to develop high industry standards, best practices and technological advances to promote the growth and success of our members through networking, education and innovative ideas.

Thank You to Our BSA Partners!

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