Why Attend?

We know that your time is valuable, especially in a world where there are constant daily distractions, increasing workloads, and other business and personal matters vying for your attention. You joined the SAIA for a reason: to work together for a common cause – making sure workers in the scaffold and access industry come home safe!

Attending the 2020 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition is one of the few opportunities you have to meet, face-to-face, with your peers and brainstorm new and innovative ideas that will help the SAIA fulfill its mission. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the Association, let your voice be heard, and follow through on commitments.

If you’re in the scaffold and access industry, then you can’t afford to miss this annual event that’s planned just for YOU! The time and money spent up front is guaranteed to pay off in the long run for both you and your business.


Our exhibitors are industry experts, some of whom are seasoned SAIA members. The Exposition gives business owners, buyers, managers, safety professionals, and others in the scaffold and access industry a chance to meet with manufacturers and suppliers, experience products first-hand, and learn about affiliated services offered by our vendors.

The Exhibit Hall features dedicated show hours, so attendees can fully invest their time to develop new business connections and discover the latest industry innovations needed to stay current in today’s competitive business world!

Plan to attend one or both of the receptions – the Sunday night Welcome Reception or Monday night Exhibitor Reception – where you’ll get access to all the top-notch resources the industry has to offer. All exhibiting companies will be there to share their knowledge, answer your questions, offer insights to help your company drive change, and provide you with tools to increase the profitability of your business.

Entrance to the Exposition is included in the full convention registration fee. If you would like to receive a complimentary pass to attend one Exhibit Hall event, please contact headquarters at 816.595.4860


The 2020 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition offers you an opportunity to attend educational sessions specific to the scaffold and access industry.

  • Hear from the experts
    Our speakers are proven business leaders and well-respected industry professionals. Their presentations will help you gain valuable insight into innovative new practices and safety standards within the scaffold and access industry.

  • Learn new skills and stay current
    No matter how long you’ve been in the scaffold and access industry, chances are there’s still something you want or need to learn. Emerging trends, strategies, and innovations are continually being introduced to the market, and you’ll need to stay current if you want your business to stand out from the field and lead the way to the future.


Four different training classes will be offered through the internationally acclaimed SAIA University Training Program during the 2020 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition. Don’t let an outdated training certificate cause a delay or loss of work – take the courses you need to get your training credentials back on track!


The SAIA Café is the central gathering place for Convention attendees, who pass through all day, every day. Known as the “neighborhood hangout,” the Café is open daily and provides a convenient spot to grab a cup of coffee, check email or work until the next event, have an informal meeting, and interact with colleagues.


The 2020 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition is all about relationships – building and keeping them strong. Maintaining social ties is the simplest and most valuable tool that anyone can use to foster business connections, and the SAIA realizes the importance of incorporating these events into the Convention schedule.

From receptions and meal functions to the SAIA Café and Exhibt Hall, attendees will find plenty of time to mingle with new and old friends, meet with industry peers, hear new ideas, and discuss issues in a casual and fun environment. After a full day of learning, this is your chance to relax, get to know each other, and collaborate!