Why Attend the Convention

We know that your time is valuable, especially in a world where there are constant daily distractions, ever-growing workloads, and so many other things vying for your attention. You joined the SAIA for a reason: to work together on the common cause of making sure workers in the scaffold and access industry come home safe!

Attending the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition is one of the few opportunities you have to get together face-to-face with your peers and brainstorm new ideas to help the SAIA fulfill its mission. It’s about really getting involved, letting your voice be heard, and following through on commitments. That’s why you can’t afford to not attend: the time and money spent up front will pay off in the long run.


Hear from the experts

Our speakers are proven business leaders and some of the best and brightest. Gain insight into innovative new practices and safety standards from well-respected industry leaders. 

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Michael Leadbetter! He is a world-renowned speaker on disruption, exponential technologies, exponential organizations, and innovation. His session, titled Industrial Revolution Disruption and What It Means For You, is being made possible by a generous sponsorship from the SAIA Education Foundation and the SAIA. Start your Tuesday, July 10, with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by Michael's presentation at 8:00 a.m. in the Red Lacquer Ballroom.

Learn skills and stay up-to-date

No matter how long you’ve been in the scaffold and access industry, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Trends, new strategies and innovations happen all the time. To stay up-to-date, attend the educational sessions that will help your business separate itself from the field and lead the way to the future. 


Training and recertification

During the SAIA 2018 Annual Convention & Exposition, the SAIA will offer four different training classes through our internationally-acclaimed training program. Don’t let an outdated training certificate cause a delay or loss of work! Take the courses you need and get your training credentials back on track! 


Meet with new vendors and suppliers

Our exhibitors are industry experts, some of whom are seasoned SAIA members. Invest time in the exposition hall and make new business connections while discovering innovative products and services necessary to stay competitive in today’s business world. 


Have fun

The Annual Convention & Exposition is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time, but you’ll also have opportunities to relax and get to know your peers. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate, hear new ideas and have fun!