SAIA annual event to be held online
By Lindsey Anderson14 July 2020
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association will hold its Annual Convention & Exposition, Sept. 14-16, virtually this year. Citing the ongoing rise of Covid-19 cases in Arizona, where the event was previously going to be held in-person, the SAIA said its number one priority is the safety of its membership.
“Due to Covid-19, our Annual Convention will move from an in-person event to a virtual platform via Zoom Conference,” SAIA said in an e-mail. “The Governor of Arizona has put a limit on gatherings, not allowing anything over 50 people for the next 30 days, which could be extended.”
The SAIA said the host hotel has also been closed for an extended period of time and is not set to reopen until Sept. 1.
The SAIA will instead offer exhibitors a virtual product demo, where dedicated time will be allotted for exhibitors to showcase their products and services to a targeted audience. The product demo will be held Monday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, Sept. 14:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Virtual Product Demo
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. SAIA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 15:
9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Who are your ambassadors? Presentation by Corinne Dutil
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Membership Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m. U.S. vs. international fatalities in construction
1:30 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m. Three engineers walk into a bar
Wednesday, Sept. 16:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Competitive Excellence. Presentation by Micah Turner.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The state of the scaffold insurance market. Presentation by Cameron Boots.
Noon – 1 p.m. Liability in scaffold rental. Presentation by Michael Rubin.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Success in scaffolding
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. President’s association and project awards
For more information and to register, visit www.saiaonline.org.