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2019 ABMA/AGMA Annual Meeting
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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, AZ

April 11th - 13th, 2019

Join the 300 gear and bearing executives from around the world who gather every year for the unique experience that is offered through this event. The unparalleled line-up of speakers for this years Annual Meeting will inspire our attendees. There is a wide range of topics being covered that will touch on all facets of your business and life. From leadership and economics, to generational conversations and robotics, we have you covered for some of the best speakers in the circuit. Engage with expert industry speakers, learn from panel presentations on the future of gears and manufacturing, and join your peers for a meeting that will connect you with the opportunity to drive your business into the future! 


Come with us to Arizona for the annual ABMA and AGMA meeting in the Scottsdale area. We are convinced that you'll leave with a response of "WOW" and the reality that this meeting offers tremendous value - which translates into a can't miss opportunity. 


Business Presenters include: 

  •  Alberto Moel
  • Carey Lohrenz
  •  Jack Shaw 
  • Jack Uldich
  • Jim Meil
  • Nate Bolin

Register online here or use our Printable Registration Form (.pdf)

Interested in becoming an Annual Meeting sponsor? Contact Leah Lewis, AGMA Manager of Meetings at or 703-838-0061 to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities. 

Hotel Information

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92770

ABMA and AGMA have a room block at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa with a room rate of $299 per night for standard rooms. The room block deadline for the Annual Meeting is March 15th. Please use our hotel reservation link to book your room.


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 10th 

 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ABMA Statistics Committee Meeting
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  ABMA Bearings Technical Committee Meeting
 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ABMA Education Meeting
 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ABMA Board & Member Welcome Reception & Dinner (invitation only)


Thursday, April 11th 

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  ABMA/AGMA Combined Board Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ABMA Board Meeting
 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ABMA Annual Business Meeting
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ABMA/AGMA Refreshment Break 
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Session I
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. First Timers Reception
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception


Friday, April 12th 

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration Open 
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session II
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Spouse/Guest Breakfast Program 
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Golf Lunch and Tournament 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Casino Night 


Saturday, April 13th

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration Open 
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. General Session II
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Program 
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Closing Dinner 


View a detailed schedule with descriptions here.

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