ScaffCon 2023: The Scaffolding Association’s Second Annual Conference Raises the Scaffolding Bar and Inspires Growth

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Press Release

Published: October 25, 2023

The Scaffolding Association, a leading voice in the scaffolding industry, is thrilled to announce the success of its second annual Scaffolding Conference, held on October 12th at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre. The event, which brought together key industry players, experts, and enthusiasts, proved to be a triumph, attracting approximately 150 individuals from around the country.

With a jam packed line-up of speakers and even more exhibitors than last year, this year’s edition surpassed all expectations. With a focus on the powerful theme of ‘Gaining the Advantage’, the conference provided a unique platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering collaborations among scaffolding professionals – an event unlike any other in the scaffolding and access sector.

Key Highlights of the Conference:

  • Expert Speakers: Experts and thought leaders from the world of scaffolding and construction shared their insights on emerging trends, and best practices and key advice. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with these experts and gain valuable knowledge to enhance their businesses.
  • Networking Opportunities: With around 150 people in attendance, the conference provided an ideal environment for networking. Scaffolding professionals, suppliers, and service providers had the chance to connect, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations, fostering a sense of community within the industry.
  • Exhibition Area: A vibrant exhibition area showcased cutting-edge scaffolding products, services, and innovations. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the latest industry offerings, interact with exhibitors, and stay updated on the newest technologies shaping the scaffolding landscape.

Robert Candy, CEO of The Scaffolding Association commeneted:

“Our theme, ‘Gaining the Advantage’, isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s a mantra for success. It’s about staying ahead in a world of constant change and competition. From discussions on construction law to developing your brand, we explored the strategies that help scaffold businesses rise above the rest. Our speakers shared invaluable insights with delegates that they could take home and apply within their business. We’re incredibly grateful to our fantastic speakers, exhibitors and delegates for making ScaffCon 2023 a resounding success.”

The Scaffolding Association extends its gratitude to all speakers, exhibitors, and attendees who contributed to the conference’s success. The association remains committed to organising events that empower professionals, facilitate meaningful connections, and elevate the scaffolding industry to new heights.

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Notes for editors

The Scaffolding Association is the UK’s largest dedicated trade association representing the Scaffolding and Access industry.

The construction sector employs 2.7 million people, contributes over £100bn to the UK economy which is 7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).Press contact: Chris Seaton[email protected] or 07979 531464