Events & Training
2013 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2013
Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA
We are looking forward to seeing you next week in Carlsbad, California for the 2013 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting.
As you are packing and preparing for the trip, here are some last minute items that you may find useful.
- Dress for the meeting is business casual
- FRIDAY NIGHT -- Do remember that when you are packing for the trip to Miramar, to wear comfortable shoes and slacks for the ladies. As part of the tour of the flight line, you will have the opportunity to climb up the ladder and view the cockpit. Slacks are more suitable than a dress and low shoes are safer when climbing a ladder.
- SATURDAY NIGHT – Saturday evening dress is business attire. Historically this was a formal event, but that has now changed to business, which means a jacket and tie for the gentleman and dress and/or resort attire for the ladies.
- Ground Transportation - If you need ground transportation from San Diego Airport, you can make a reservation with Super Shuttle by calling 800.258.3826.Be sure to mention the AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting and the group code (VXCX3). A link has been set up online for your convenience. The discount is $2 off the trip each way or $5 off the Executive Car service each way. The discount will only apply to those with an advanced reservation. If you are arriving at Carlsbad airport, the Park Hyatt Aviara and Four Seasons are a short taxi ride.
- Driving Directions
- Restaurants - You may be interested in eating at the Park Hyatt Aviara’s award winning restaurants, Vivace or the Argyle Steak House
- Concierge - If you have any special requests or need assistance with local attractions or restaurants, you can call the concierge directly at 760.603.3715
- Onsite Schedule (.pdf)
- Hotel/Resort Information *PLEASE READ SPECIAL NOTE*
- Hotel/Resort Restaurant Information
- Sponsorship Information
- Speaker Information
- Other Important Events
- AGMA Foundation Auction
- Golf Information
- Make your Spa Reservations today - 10% off
- Spouse/Guest Activities
Thank You! Annual Meeting sponsors - Complete list is available here.
Planning Your Annual Meeting
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located about 30 miles north of the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and only five miles from McClellan-Palomar Regional Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad. The regional airport supports flights from Los Angeles and can be a good alternative to San Diego.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
Super Shuttle offers ground transportation to/from the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. You can call the 800.258.3826 to make a reservation. Be sure to mention the AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting and the group code (VXCX3). A link has been set up online for your convenience. The discount is $2 off the trip each way or $5 off the Executive Car service each way. The discount will only apply to those with an advanced reservation. Parking at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is valet. the fee is $20 per day.
There are four restaurants at Aviara including Vivace, one of the finest Italian restaurants in the San Diego area. Here you can dine on the terrace and enjoy spectacular vistas along with perfectly prepared food and wine. (Hyatt restaurant link)
Or you can dine at the Argyle Steakhouse, located at the Aviara Golf Clubhouse, and try the finest cuts of California organic beef, served in a setting overlooking the 18th green.
The other choices are the California Bistro and the Ocean Grill (at the pool) which serve a mix of California cuisine in a much more relaxed environment.
Aviara Spa is delighted to off you and your guest a 10% discount on spa services during the time of your program. Selected as one of the "World's Best Spas" by Travel + Leisure, Aviara Spa focuses on your wellbeing as our talented team of highly experienced therapists personalize each spa experience with only you in mind. Aviara Spa features an indoor solarium co-ed relaxation lounge, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and luxurious locker and dressing areas. Your journey to wellness starts here.
Please visit our website at http://www.thespaataviara.com or call 760.603.6902 to confirm your spa experience.
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort offers Camp Hyatt for children from 4-12 years of age. This is an activity-based
program that include age-appropriate events at a special area of the resort. The children are introduced to various activities, games, and crafts and have the opportunity to make new friends and experience new natural wonders around the Hyatt grounds. Information, details and pricing is available by calling 760.603.6900 x5209.
San Diego and the surrounding area of Carlsbad offers a plethora of exciting and famous family activities. If you are planning to bring the family for an extended trip you may want to check the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.sandiego.org for any discounts or details.
We’ve survived the European economic crisis, the U.S. Presidential election and the fiscal cliff, but what will be the top issues facing the gear and bearing industries in 2013?
This year’s AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting will explore many of the topics impacting your company this year – from new government regulations and economic challenges; general industry economic forecasts; to more detailed insight on potential new markets for your business.
The featured presenters at the 2013 Annual Meeting (listed below with photos and bios) are ready to give you industry forecasts, market intelligence with data driven insights, and best practices and trends in the global marketplace.
Access to Industry Leaders
The most important aspect of the Annual Meeting is NETWORKING! Whether you are new to the industry, or have been involved for decades, the Annual Meeting will give you access to hundreds of gear and bearing executives from around the world.
By meeting with your peers during the General Sessions, at the golf course, or over dinner you will gain new insights into how others are dealing with common problems facing the industry. You will develop new partnerships, or find that one new idea that makes your company run more smoothly.
Since hundreds of your peers will attend, you can meet with your current partners and customers in just a few days, saving your company multiple trips to visit each customer individually.
World-Class Location & Entertainment
And in 2013, we couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for the Annual Meeting – sunny Southern California.
There is no other state like California. Within its 850 mile north to south track, it is the most populous U.S. state; the fifth largest economy in the world; and one of the most diverse geographical, economic, and cultural regions in the United States.
Once home to Spanish missions, this area is now known for its sunny warm weather; the Beach Boys; and a thriving community defined by tourism, the defense, aerospace, and solar industries.
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a first for the AGMA and ABMA members as we venture into the warm coastal
Southern California sun for our annual opportunity to network and bring home the latest best practices from fellow gear and bearing industry leaders.
Beyond the General Sessions we will have a once-in-alifetime chance to view the flight line at the USMC Air Station at Mirmar, and be entertained Saturday evening by the sounds of the sixties with the Boys from Jersey.
For all these reasons, and many more, the AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting will be “the” place to connect with international gear and bearing industry executives.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join your peers in California for the ultimate networking event of 2013!
Download Registration Form Today or register online through the orange button to the right.
AGMA FOUNDATION AUCTION
Support a worthy cause by participating in silent and live auctions to raise funds for gear education and research programs. There will be several opportunities to bid on silent auction items throughout the meeting, and a small live auction will take place during Saturday’s dinner.
Preview the unique auction item contributions from AGMA members in the Auction flyer.
Activities have been arranged for Spouses and Guests of attendees. Click here for complete information.
To secure the AGMA/ABMA rooms you must call the hotel directly between 9am-5pm Pacific Time and speak to Renee Shelton. Her direct line is 760.603.6833. You will be asked to secure your room with a major credit card. Do not use any on line service for booking your room at the Park Hyatt.
Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad
Arnold Palmer designed - one of the best in America
This year's AGMA/ABMA Tournament will take place on Friday afternoon, April 26, 2013 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort's Golf Course. The Tournament is a fabulous avenue for networking with peers in a very relaxed and enjoyable environment.