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1/3/2013 - Speaker Applications Accepted Today through February 8, 2013

Speaker Applications Accepted Today through February 8, 2013

Kansas City, MO – 01/03/13 – The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) announced its “Call for Speakers” for the 2013 Annual Convention & Exposition, the most important scaffold & access event that will be held in Nashville, Tenn., July 21- 24, 2013.
The Call for Speakers focuses on 11+ sessions targeting some of the hottest topics in scaffold & access today, and in the future. These sessions will cover a diverse span of industry topics. 
Speaker proposals will be accepted through 5 p.m. CST, February 8, 2013. Proposals should be submitted online at:

“We are looking for fresh and innovative programming in 2013,” said Marty Coughlin, SAIA President.  “There is a variety of participates that attend the convention.  Any information that will help global leaders in scaffold & access succeed in all aspects of their careers will be considered.  This is not limited to manufacturers, sellers, renters, erectors, users, educators, laborers, safety professionals or attorneys,” Coughlin said.

Potential ideas for submittals include: economic forecast data; new or current engineering or equipment applications or technologies; visionary concepts in leadership development; industry leaders; marketing communications, public relations or social media best practices, ideas or visionary concepts; top scaffold & access projects, both national and international; rescue techniques; sales planning; employee relations; negotiation practices; and inventory control practices, to name a few. The SAIA will consider a wide range of presentation formats including workshops, panel discussions and roundtable discussions.

Please visit the SAIA Speaker section of the Website to learn more about what is required to submit a presentation.

If you have any questions, contact Laurie Weber, Executive Director, at or by telephone at 1.816.595.4860.

About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at

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