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Important Meeting Update

Update on The AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting is Cancelled 


Please note that this correspondence is being sent to all AGMA and ABMA members to keep everyone abreast of the most current happenings regarding the Annual Meeting. 

Due to the recent news regarding the Coronavirus and Disney parks closing in Florida, we believe that the safety of our members and their families is the top priority at this time, and we are working diligently with the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to mitigate the stress of this process. 

Things to Understand:

1. All Annual Meeting registrations will be 100% refunded without penalty. It will take some time to handle this and so we appreciate your patience until we are able to process. 

2. For hotel cancellations, please email directly and she will handle the cancellation on your behalf through the direct contact that we have at the resort. This will lessen the time you have to spend on the phone with the customer service representatives. 

3. Multi-day passes and tickets to the park are non-refundable. However, they have made a new policy that all tickets will be available to use at any time once the parks re-open with no expiration date. 

4. Regarding flights, please contact your airline directly for cancellation. Many airlines have offered changing or cancelling the flights with no fees.

Disney's Cancellation Communication

According to Disney's website: “In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our Guests and Cast Members, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, beginning March 16, through the end of the month.” Please note that any travel outside of the Annual Meeting to the resort or the parks will have to be handled directly with Disney. If there are any concerns or questions as to why Disney has closed their parks, you may contact them directly at (407) 939-5277. 

We will be in touch as soon as we hear more from Disney directly about what their policies are and then we communicate the next steps regarding this cancellation. Thank you again for your patience during this time. Please contact us should you have any immediate questions. 

For any additional questions, please


On-site Pocket Program 

Golf Tournament Rules


 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

The AMMA/AGMA Annual Meeting hotel room block at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is now closed. If you still need a hotel reservation for the Annual Meeting, please call the Disney Group team at 407-939-4686 for assistance making a reservation.

To reserve park tickets, make restaurant and golf reservations, click this link: BOOK HERE.

For any questions about the Annual Meeting, please contact Leah Lewis at


Click here to register!


  © Disney

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. 




















Click here for 2020 ABMA/ AGMA Annual Meeting FAQ's 


 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 18th



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

ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee 

St. Augustine A  

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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