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Naples Grande Beach Resort

475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103

April 26 - 28, 2018


The 2018 Annual Meeting combines the expert knowledge of the gear and bearing industries with the latest emerging technologies that influence manufacturers and suppliers. More than 300 executives will gather in Naples, Florida this April, to experience the information-packed week full of top-tier speakers. Members will be connected to innovation and opportunities in the industry with potential to strengthen business connections and relationships. Join AGMA & ABMA for an event that is tailored directly for our members to address trends, successes and future possibilities. 


Business Presentations include:

  • J.R. Martinez, Iraq War Veteran, Actor, Motivational Speaker: Adapt and Overcome
  • Jim Meil, Principal Industry Analyst and Economist for ACT Research Co.: U.S. Economic Expansion or Extension? Or Will it Come to an End? & Next Steps: Automobile Manufacturing and the Economic Consequences
  • Brent Smith, Co-Director for Center for Automotive Research (CAR): The Automobile: Unprecedented Change, But at What Speed? & Next Steps: Automobile Manufacturing and the Economic Consequences
  • Curt Stenhorst, Consumer Trends Expert & Founder/CEO of Focuswise: Thriving in the Age of Distraction
  • Arun Sundarajun, New York University-Stern School of Business: Capitalizing on the Sharing Economy and Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism



Click here for a PDF registration form


Interested in becoming an Annual Meeting sponsor? Contact Leah Lewis, at to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities. 


ABMA Meeting Schedule

Please see the tentative ABMA schedule of events below. The schedule will be updated with room locations as the Annual Meeting draws closer. For a full schedule of events, please visit the AGMA Annual Meeting website


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ABMA Bearing Technical Committee
 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ABMA Education Committee
 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ABMA Statistics Committee
 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm ABMA Associate Member Council
 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ABMA Board & Member Welcome Reception (by invitation only)
 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ABMA Board & Member Dinner (by invitation only)








Thursday, April 26, 2018

 7:45 am -  8:15 am Combined ABMA/AGMA Board Breakfast
 8:30 am -  12:00 pm ABMA Board Member Meeting 
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm  ABMA Member's Lunch
 1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm ABMA Business Meeting
 2:30 pm -  3:00 pm ABMA/AGMA Refreshment Break
 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm Welcome Reception (business attire)





Hotel Information

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103


Room Rate

$289.00/night for single or double

To make a reservation, please click: here.

Hotel will be accepting reservations until 5pm EST on March 30, 2018. 


Don’t Become the Victim of a Room Poacher

Neither AGMA, ABMA, nor the Naples Grande Beach Resort will ever contact you personally to solicit room reservations. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that our hotel block has become the victim of an unauthorized housing poacher. You may receive a phone call, fax, or email that offers a deal on housing. Do not give any information to them, as they have a boiler room operation that calls all conference attendees nationwide. To make a legitimate reservation online, click the link above or call the hotel at 844-993-9576 and reference the AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting to access the discounted rate of $289 per night for a single or double room before 5pm ET on March 30, 2018. Should you have any issues making a hotel reservation, please contact Leah Lewis at for assistance.





Thank You to the Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Click the company logo to be directed to the sponsor's website. 



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