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Mark your calendars, SAIA is celebrating its 45th Anniversary in Montreal! That’s 45 years of excellence as the global leader in the advocacy and support of the safe use of scaffold and access equipment. The Annual Convention & Exposition is one of the largest gatherings of scaffold and access professionals and is the ultimate networking opportunity for SAIA members and non-members, alike.

The SAIA is working to bring you an exciting line up of events that will occur during this three-day affair, from informative educational sessions given by our industry’s brightest, enriching training courses and don’t forget about the social events like the infamous President’s Gala and Golf Tournament.

We can’t imagine a more fitting way to celebrate 45 years than with you. So grab your passport, an appetite for poutine and meet us in Montreal! 

  • Hotel and Travel
  • Exhibitors
  • Canada Travel Information

The 2017 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition will take place at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.  This is one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks and is undergoing a $140 million transformation. The hotel will feature a brand new design blending contemporary décor with a vintage flair and will reopen in June 2017 just in time for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebration and our arrival for the Annual Convention.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W
Quebec, Canada
H3B 4A5
TEL + 1 514 861 3511

Make your reservation today!

Please note that all hotel prices are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

The SAIA is pleased to welcome exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Annual Convention & Exposition in Montreal! The Annual Convention & Exposition is the largest gathering of Scaffold and Access professionals and is the premiere opportunity to get your product or service in front of your target audience. Each year SAIA sees an influx of new attendees which means a new set of unique buyers and decision makers ready to hear what you have to offer.

SAIA is excited to host the convention in Montreal this year; a brand new location sure to bring new opportunities to the Association and our members.

Are you ready to register?

Click here for the registration form

Click here to view the current Exhibit Hall floor plan

Click here to view the Exhibitor Terms & Conditions

Please note the Early Bird registration price is only good through April 30, 2017. Prices will increase following this date. 

Exhibitor Show Hours

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, Welcome Reception, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, 2017, Lunch with Exhibitors, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / Exhibitor Reception 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Lunch with Exhibitors, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Installation and Dismantle:

  • Move-In Time: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. All displays must be set up by 4:30 p.m. Space not occupied or set up by this time may be reassigned.
  • Move-Out Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 1:30 - 7 p.m. Exhibitors may not break down their booths prior to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

A valid passport and in some cases a visa is needed for travel into Canada. Start preparing early to ensure you have all the necessary documents come travel time! See the list below of helpful links to help you prepare well in advance of your trip.

Canada Border Services Agency-

Additional information for legal requirements -

If you have questions regarding what specific documentation you need to enter Canada and did not find your answer with the links above, we advise you to contact the Canada Border Services Agency directly at 204.983.3500.

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