2014 SAIA Annual Convention and Exposition
July 27 – 30, 2014 in Austin, Texas
By Laurie Weber
The SAIA is pleased to announce the details for the 2014 Annual Convention & Exposition. Austin Texas will host the harmony of education, networking, purchasing and training all intertwined with the experts that define the scaffold & access industry. What you hear is true - Austin has a vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. They are home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene.
As always the meeting in Austin is full of quality education presentations, a valuable exposition that provides the most innovative products in the scaffold & access industry and don’t forget the networking. Your presence proves your commitment to your job and the industry.
Please take a moment to read about the convention in Austin. Below you will find a few highlights of the convention activities and website – which includes new gatherings. All the convention details can be found at convention.saiaonline.org.
First Timers Tool KitHave you always wanted to attend the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition but just didn’t know how to justify your attendance? Well we can help you do that. The SAIA has created a first timers tool kit that gives you tips on how to present your attendance to your company, explains the cost of attending a convention and provides a supervisor letter template for you to use. Please feel free to contact SAIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or visit convention.saiaonline.org/Toolkit to answer any questions you may have.
Inaugural Scaffold Building RodeoPresented by Scaffold Dawgs this is a first time event that will be hosted in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 28, 2014 during the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition at the Central South Carpenters Regional Council - Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center. Scaffold Dawgs is a social media group that has over 6,500 members that are committed to the safely building scaffold. The rodeo is a platform for scaffold builders to come together, network and show of their building talents. Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPTRG86 to register or for details.
Austin Safety Stand DownThe SAIA will join OSHA and their efforts to prevent falls in construction. July 29, 2014 has been designated as Austin Safety Stand Down day. The SAIA would like Austin construction sites to stop what they are doing at some point during the workday on Tuesday, July 29 and do a safety meeting. For more information on how to participate or how to get your customers involved, contact SAIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or visit convention.saiaonline.org/StandDown.
TrainingThe SAIA-U has a portfolio of world class, industry-recognized training programs that will be offered in Austin on Sunday, July 27. If you need training or your current training card is older than 3 years, this is where you can take the classes. Are you interested in becoming an Accredited Training Institute (ATI) of the SAIA curriculum? Come early and take our Train the Trainer class. No matter what your training needs are, you can fill them in Austin! Do you want or need more information about SAIA-U? Contact SAIA Outreach Training Manager, Robin Miller at (816) 595.4823 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibits and SponsorshipsNo matter how big or small your business may be, the benefits of attending the SAIA exposition sponsored by the scaffold & access industry outweigh any reason not to attend. The exposition has been developed in order to give you, owners, buyers, managers, safety professionals and dealers the opportunity to meet manufacturers and suppliers, conduct business, network with the industry experts and investigate new products.
Interested in displaying your product or support the association in our efforts to education users of the scaffold & access equipment? Do you have a request that is unique to your business? Contact SAIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or by email at email@example.com.
Here are the links for expanded convention details.
- Full schedule of events
- Hotel Information
- Golf Tournament
- Support group program
- SAIA EF Activities
We will see you in Austin!
About the Author
Laurie Weber is the Executive Director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association.