ABOUT: Formed in 1975, the Association of Wire Rope Fabricators was incorporated in 1976 by a group of concerned businessmen who felt there was a need for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers to join together to form a trade association. Over forty years later, AWRF stands as one of the foremost lifting/rigging and load-securement associations in the world. Twice each year, more than 400 of the industry’s leading companies gather at AWRF’s annual membership meetings to examine common interests that include manufacturing, fabricating, or distributing lifting, rigging, and load securement devices made of chain, rope, and synthetic products.

ATTENDEES: Wire rope, cordage and sling fabricators, as well as rigging component manufacturers and suppliers from around the world.

HIGHLIGHTS: Various speakers will cover a broad range of topics, including economics, safety, regulation, product knowledge, and legislation.

2018 SC&RA Annual Conference April 17-21 Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton, FL

2018 Crane & Rigging Workshop September 26-28 Louisville Marriott Downtown Louisville, KY

ABOUT: Te SC&RA Annual Conference comprises the Association’s premier annual event—conducted every April—featuring unparalleled access to some of the lifting and moving industry’s top leaders, thought leaders, and products & services. Te Crane & Rigging Workshop is conducted yearly in

September—representing THE crane and rigging event of the year. Sessions emphasize safety, regulatory and consensus standards, training, equipment maintenance, as well as current issues affecting the industry. Te Workshop brings together hundreds of the lifting industry’s top professionals to examine crucial industry issues and make the most of ample networking opportunities.

ATTENDEES: Both events bring together industry owners, CEOs, top managers, federal officials, and leaders within the lifting and moving industry, as well as ancillary services.

HIGHLIGHTS: Education sessions by well-known authors and speakers, committee meetings, receptions, and numerous networking opportunities—as well as the popular Job of the Year competitions and game-changing products fairs. Te Workshop’s exhibit center has sold out each of the last 15 years.

Lifting and Load Handling Training Expo November 12-15 Orlando, FL

ABOUT: Hosted by the North American Crane Bureau Inc., the 2018 Lift & Load Handling Training Expo comprises one of the leading industry forums for crane, hoist, and rigging safety/compliance. Tis event will include seminars on rigging, inspector training, load charts lift planning, ground support and current regulations pertaining to mobile cranes, overhead cranes, hoist systems, aerial work platforms, lift trucks, and other assorted lift equipment and gear. NACB is a founding member of the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals, and conducts in excess of 400 safety training programs worldwide annually.

ATTENDEES: Participants will come in from all over the globe, representing a wide variety of industries, including: Construction, Manufacturing, Energy, Mining, Aerospace, Military/Defense, Utilities, Maritime, Railroad, and General Industry.

HIGHLIGHTS: Multiple daily training sessions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, crane simulation training/rodeo, open-forum for networking, industry vendors, in-house training curriculum and training aids. Seminars are taught in variable settings with instructors available to answer questions one-on-one after the seminar. Additionally, the Expo has been approved to issue each attendee a total of 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exposition June 3-6

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, TX

ABOUT: Presented by ASSE, the preferred source for education among safety professionals, this event offers 300- plus presenters across three days and almost 20 hours of IACET accredited education formatted as concurrent sessions, flash sessions, roundtables, and panels on the topics relevant to your company’s situation. Over 5,000 OSH professionals will come together to learn about best practices, case studies, the latest technology, and how to advance their safety efforts.

ATTENDEES: Professionals on every level within the lifting and moving space interested in networking with industry peers while staying current with the industry’s most up-to- date OSH standards and practices.

HIGHLIGHTS: Te annual conference is an industry- defining event for OSH development. Tere are more than




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