Guest Connection

The 2022 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition isn’t just for scaffold and access industry professionals – it’s also an opportunity for their guests to attend and experience the event and host city!

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*

MONDAY | AUGUST 22, 2022

 9:00 a.m.  Coffee with the Concierge
 5 - 7 p.m.                Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

TUESDAY | AUGUST 23, 2022

 8 - 9 a.m.  Breakfast (SAIA Café)
 12 noon  Meet in SAIA Café for Tour Departure
 12:15 - 4:00 p.m..    Guest Connection Tour (details below)
 5 - 7 p.m.  Reception with Exhibitors

WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 24, 2022

 8 - 9 a.m.  Breakfast (SAIA Café)
 11:15 a.m.  Meet in SAIA Café for Tour Departure
 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Guest Connection Tour (details below)
 6 - 7:30 p.m.  President's Gala Reception
 7:30  - 9 p.m.  President's Gala Dinner & Awards
 9 - 11 p.m.  President's Gala After Party

THURSDAY | AUGUST 25, 2022

 9 - 11 a.m.  Farewell Breakfast                  

*Schedule subject to change.


GUEST CONNECTION TOURS*

Tuesday, August 23 – 12:15pm-4:00pm

Fire and Wine

This afternoon you will be transported on a private motor coach to the Diablo Glass School.  Expert instructors will demonstrate a number of glassblowing techniques, explaining the history and science behind the ancient art of workin glass.

Cheese and crackers will be placed in the lounge for your enjoyment, along with a selection of unique and delicious wines.
 
A unique handblown glass piece for each guest to bring home as a reminder of their time this afternoon at Diablo Glass.

  
 
Wednesday, August 24 – 11:30am-3:00pm

Italian Gastronomy in the North End

 
Today you will travel to Boston’s Little Italy, the “North End,” to experience a tasting tour with one of Boston’s greatest epicurean resources. She will whisk you away to both clandestine and conspicuous culinary landmarks, transforming you into a connoisseur of the finest Italian fare. Your head will be spinning and your taste buds buzzing, for this tour is a culinary dynamo!
 
At nearly every stop, you will enjoy small tastes of specific Italian ingredients and benchmark flavors you can incorporate in your own cooking and dining adventures at home.
 
The tour will culminate at Modern Pastry where you’ll be able to fill your own cannoli shell in Modern’s secret underground bar.
 

*Tours subject to change