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Annual Convention - Attending the Convention for the First Time?


Is this your first time attending the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition? Is this your first time attending any SAIA event?

First of all, WELCOME! The SAIA applauds you for taking your commitment to the scaffold and access industry to the next level. We look forward to your participation!

Second of all, we’re sure you have plenty of questions. We’ve put together answers to our top two commonly asked questions. Take a look!

What is the Annual Convention & Exposition all about?
The SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition is the one of the largest gatherings of scaffold and access professionals. It features the most prestigious program of scaffold-and access-focused educational sessions and showcases the nation’s top scaffold and access exhibitors.

In addition, the SAIA offers training courses through the SAIA University Training Program:

Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop
Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold
Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold
Competent Person Training – System Scaffold

*Note: the training classes are open to ALL interested individuals!!

Another great bonus of the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition is all the networking opportunities.

Who Attends the Annual Convention & Exposition?
Representatives from all the major sectors of the industry come to this event. Manufacturers, rental houses, attorneys, consulting firms, suppliers, distributors, plus many more attend the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition. These attendees are the CEOs, presidents, managers, safety directors, and engineers – just to name a few. The people who attend are in similar positions, similar businesses and share the same passion for the industry as you.

Meet the SAIA Leadership Team and Staff

Whether you're new to the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition, or have been coming for years, we recommend that you get to know members of the leadership team and learn how to make the most of your time at the convention.

Executive Committee

Board of Directors

SAIA Home Office Staff


For additional questions, check out the FAQ section or contact SAIA at 816.595.4860. Check out the First Timer's Toolkit for additional info.