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 Inspiring Growth. . . 

Join more than 300 of your industry peers at the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 19-21. Come to the one meeting where you can gather resources to grow every aspect of your company while staying up to date on the latest happening in the gear and bearing industries. Oh, and we tend to have some fun along the way!

Attendees at the Annual Meeting will experience an exciting program featuring cutting edge educational content and engaging and memorable networking opportunities in a fun and magical environment.

We look forward to seeing you in Disney!  


Event Speakers:

  • Dominique Dawes, Three-time Olympic Gymnast, Olympic Gold Metalist
  • Dave Hataj, President and Co-owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc.
  • Jim Meil, Principal Industry Analyst and Economist for ACT Research Co. Todd Palmer, Founder and President of Diversified Industrial Staffing
  • A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor and Columnist with Real Clear Politics
  • Peter Zeihan, Geopolitical Strategist
  • Speakers from the Disney Institute






***Important Information***

Due to the popularity of location for this upcoming Annual Meeting, we have secured a room block early and suggest that you book your rooms as soon as possible. In addition, The Walt Disney Company has set up a website just for ABMA and AGMA to use for booking park tickets. All of the information that you need is included in this link. Please note that guest who are age 17 and under DO NOT count as adults for the room



 Hotel Information 

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

4401 Floridian Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Driving Directions


Room Rate

To reserve your room please  click here.

To book a room outside of the available dates listed on he reservation link, please contact Leah Lewis at


 Click here to register! 


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Scheduling & Information About Networking Events

Click here to see the agenda and activity descriptions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get Your Company Name in the Center of it All!

Click here to see all the sponsorship types and pricing. Please contact Leah Lewis at with any questions.

Child Care 

With the location of this year's Annual Meeting being at Walt Disney World®  Resort, we fully expect to have family members and children join in the fun. Please click here to learn about childcare options for you to use while you are at the meeting. 




















 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 18th

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  


ABMA Education Committee 

St. Augustine B

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee 

Salon 1 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

ABMA Association Council Meeting 

St. Augustine C 

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  


ABMA Bearings Technical Committee Meeting 


 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  


ABMA Member Dinner (registration required)

Whitehall Room & Patio


Thursday, March 19th 

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Registration Open

Registration Counter

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.


ABMA/AGMA Combined Board Breakfast

Whitehall Room & Patio

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


ABMA Board Meeting

St. Augustine B 

12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


ABMA Business Meeting

St. Augustine A 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Refreshment Break

 Convention Center Foyer

4:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.


General Session 1

Salon 4&5

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Welcome Reception

Summerhouse Patio & Sand Beach


Friday, March 20th

7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Registration Open

Registration Counter 

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Networking Breakfast- Welcome First Timers!

Whitehall Room & Patio

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


General Session II

Salon 4&5

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Spouse/Guest Breakfast Program

St. Augustine A 

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Golf Lunch and Tournament

Magnolia Golf Course

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Animal Kingdom Reception

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park


Saturday, March 21st

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Registration Open

Registration Counter

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Emerging Tech Talk Breakfast

Whitehall Room & Patio

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


 General Session II

Salon 4&5

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Program

St. Augustine A

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Closing Dinner

Salon 4&5


Future Annual Meeting Locations:


March 18-20, 2021

Meritage Resort and Spa

Napa, California


March 31 – April 2, 2022

PGA National Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida



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