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We are returning to one of our most popular convention locations for 2018 – Hawaii! We expect a record number of attendees to join us from all over the U.S, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia for insightful business presentations, valuable networking sessions, fun social events and the ever-popular Tech Fair. Click the options below for more information.











Click the buttons below for a complete schedule of 2018 Convention & Tech Fair registration fees.

Who has registered so far? Find Out Here!

There are Four Simple Ways to Register for the 2018 Convention & Tech Fair:

Online by Credit Card

Members - make sure you are logged in with your member credentials to get the CSDA member rates.


Complete and submit your registration form with payment to:

100 2nd Ave South, Ste 402N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Complete and submit your registration to 727-577-5012.


CSDA staff are available Monday-Friday during regular business hours to assist. Call 727-577-5004.


Hotel Reservations and Information

The Grand Wailea - a Waldorf Astoria Resort
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753
Tel: 808-875-1234


Click Here to Make Your Room Reservations
We have negotiated competitive room rates starting at $239 per night, single or double occupancy, and a web page has been established exclusively for CSDA guests. Room rates are listed below. Please click the link above to make your reservation online. You can also call 800-888-6100 to make reservations. Mention “Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association” to get these rates.

 Terrace View   $239/night
 Deluxe Garden View  $279/night
  Ocean View  $309/night
 Deluxe Ocean View  $329/night

Hotel Information

Embark on a vacation like never before with 40 acres of lush tropical gardens and endless activities to choose from – the ultimate destination for an immersive Hawaiian getaway. With an endless supply of activities, adventures and excitement, there’s a reason Grand Wailea is consistently ranked among the world’s best resorts by leading travel consumer reports and industry peers.

Bordering Wailea Beach, this luxe resort is next to Wailea Blue Golf Course and six miles from Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve. There's a plush spa with 40 treatment rooms and a fitness center. Other amenities include a kids' club, multiple restaurants, nine pools and a 2,000-foot river with waterslides.


Air & Ground Transportation Deals


CSDA is able to offer 2018 Convention attendees codes and discounts that can be entered upon booking flights through Delta and American Airlines for flights to Hawaii.

Delta Airlines is offering fare discounts of 2-20% for U.S., Canadian and international travelers. Discount depends on booking class and origin. Reservations and ticketing are available via Enter code NMQRA in the “Meeting Event Code” box on the first page or call Delta directly and provide the code. You can call Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM CDT. 

American Airlines provides a zone fare discount for flights to Maui. Below is the zone fare info. Simply find your zone, then call 800-433-1790 with authorization number A1538DZ to book.

Zone Fares
To: OGG (Kahului)
From Zone: A ($650), B ($750), C ($1000), D ($950), E($821), F ($1025), G, ($990), H ($1040), I ($861)

Zones: State and/or Province


SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a per person rate of $23.33 one way, $44.33 round trip (10% discount on return when booked together) between OGG the Grand Wailea, Maui. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, Speedi HDTV, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats. To make reservations, Click Here


The Grand Wailea is located just a scenic 35 minutes from Kahului Airport (OGG). You can also take a 20-minute flight to the resort from Oahu if you connect through Honolulu International (HNL). Rental cars are available at the airport, as are taxis and shuttle service.  

We have partnered with Hertz to offer rental car discounts for CSDA Convention attendees. Click Here for the Hertz Reservations Page (our convention code is auto-filled). For more information about rental car rates, Download the Hertz Flyer.


Why Attend?


  • Owners/Managers of companies in the concrete cutting industry, including sawing and drilling contractors, concrete polishers and GPR imaging contractors
  • Sales Representatives for manufacturers, distributors and affiliates of companies that sell equipment or provide services to the concrete cutting, polishing and imaging industries
  • Spouses or guests of any of the above

A real-time list of 2018 Convention attendees is available Here.


  • Specific to members of the concrete cutting, polishing and imaging industries
  • Networking, including ample opportunities for one-on-one interactions between contractors and manufacturers
  • Learn about new products and technologies at the Tech Fair
  • Informative presentations, and business sessions
  • Location! - Escape the cold and snow and enjoy sunny days, cool nights with average highs near 80 degrees

Download the Complete Convention Brochure for more information.




Tuesday, March 6       Committee Meetings
Wednesday, March 7  Board of Directors Meeting, Golf Tournament

A full agenda for the meetings is available - Click Here


Thursday, March 8   Opening Session, Keynote Presentation, Business Sessions, President’s Reception
Friday, March 9         Business Sessions, Tech Fair, Sunset Cocktails (sponsored by Manufacturer, Distributor and Affiliate members)
Saturday, March 10     Presentations, Business Sessions, Gala Reception & Luau

A complete convention agenda can be viewed in our Convention Brochure.

Business Sessions and Tech Fair


More information about Paul de Gelder, our 2018 Convention keynote speaker, and his extraordinary life can be viewed by Clicking Here.

The Convention program includes carefully selected business sessions, including panel discussions, presentations, roundtables and workshops for industry professionals.

Thursday, March 8

Mitigating and Eliminating Insurance Losses - Rick Norland

The New CSDA Company Certification Program - Doug Walker & Jack Sondergard

Friday, March 9

The Evolution of GPR Business - Jami Harmon & Rick Glidewell

Meeting the New HazComm Regulations - Donna Harris & Kellie Vazquez

Saturday, March 10

Managing Customer Expectations with Polished Concrete Floors - Jessica Ledger-Kalen & Bruce Ferrell

Millennial Acquisition & Retention - David Perkins and Dan Dennison


Now a mainstay at the Annual Convention, the tabletop Tech Fair continues to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and newest products in the industry. Manufacturer and affiliate representatives will be on hand to converse one-on-one with contractors about the tools, equipment and services they offer in an intimate setting that is unattainable at large trade shows. The Tech Fair is a unique event that is a favorite of both contractors and manufacturers. A deli-style lunch will be served during the Tech Fair and a cash bar will be available. 

Planning to exhibit at the Tech Fair? Click below for pricing and to register:



Social Events

Who sponsors our social events? Click Here to see 2018 sponsors and web links!


Hosted by the current President, Jack Sondergard, and sponsored in part by CSDA Contractor, Manufacturer, Distributor and Affiliate members, the first full day of the convention kicks off with tropical cocktails and a beautiful sunset. Enjoy warm ocean breezes and great conversation alongside friends and colleagues. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. One of the attendees’ favorite social events, this evening is not to be missed! Dress is business casual.


Wrap up another busy day with a pre-dinner cocktail while gazing out to the Pacific and meeting new friends. Attendees will meet for happy hour before continuing on with dinner. This event is sponsored in-part by CSDA Manufacturer, Distributor and Affiliate members. Dress is resort casual

Would you like to sponsor one or both of these events? Click below for pricing and to register. You can also find details in the Convention Brochure.





The final day of the convention concludes with an exciting traditional Hawaiian luau. This private event, just for CSDA Convention attendees, will take you on a journey through Polynesian culture, traditions, dance and food. Solidify your new friendships and business partnerships and celebrate another successful convention. Dress is resort casual.


Attendees are offered a selection of carefully selected optional activities during the convention program. These activities are typically scheduled in the afternoons and provide attendees with opportunities to relax, take in scenery or seek thrills.

Molokini Snorkel Adventure (March 5)
Take a thrilling catamaran sail across the channel to the partially-submerged volcanic crater of Molokini. This protected and uninhabited island is home to some of the most stunning snorkeling in the world. Flourishing reefs, colorful schools of tropical fish, curious green sea turtles and even playful bottlenose and spinner dolphins call this island home. Breakfast and lunch are included, and drinks are available for purchase.

Golf Tournament (March 7)
The Wailea Golf Club will host the CSDA Golf Tournament on the beautiful Wailea Emerald course. The course is a tropical beauty, fragrant with exotic blossoms and designed for pure golf enjoyment. This par-72 track complements the natural terrain and offers stunning vistas from every hole, while demanding attention to distance and elevation. 

Helicopter Tour of Maui (March 8)
See the “Magic Isle” in a whole new way – from the air! A state-of-the-art helicopter piloted by a knowledgeable local will take you on a tour of all of the must-see sites of Maui, including waterfalls, rainforests, the volcanic slopes of Haleakala and beautiful hidden beaches. There is a weight limit of 300 lbs. per passenger for this tour. 

Whale Watch Cruise (March 10)
Journey across the clear blue Pacific waters for an encounter with humpback whales as they migrate from their cold-water feeding grounds to the warm waters off Hawaii. Get up close and personal as the whales breach, fin slap and sing alongside your catamaran. 

East Maui Waterfalls and Rainforest Hike (March 11)
Journey to the lush and peaceful east coast of the island for a day of hiking through bamboo forests, rainforests and waterfalls. Your hike will include stops at some of Maui’s most beautiful locations and allow for a swim in the waterfall pools! This is a moderate hike and your guide will point out unique features to this rainforest. Pass through the quaint surfing town of Paia along the way. 

NOTE: Optional activities have limited availability and are non-refundable. Register early to avoid disappointment. Outdoor activities are subject to change based on weather conditions and availability.

Sponsorship Packages

Who sponsors our social events? Click Here to see our event sponsors.

CSDA has several sponsorship opportunities available for the Convention & Tech Fair. Companies can sponsor individual events as part of the regular registration process, or take advantage of one of the association's sponsorship packages. These packages include a combination of Tech Fair exhibit tables, networking event sponsorship, a premium listing in the on-site convention book and a listing on this website. For more information and to sign up for one of these packages, click below. 

Manufacturer, Distributor and Affiliate member companies - If you would like to sign up for one of the sponsorship packages, you are encouraged to do so before completing any attendee registrations for the convention. Sponsorship packages will be processed separately.


Cancellations and Refunds

  • Cancellations received through February 26, 2018 will be refunded in full, minus a $75 handling charge. 
  • No refunds will be issued after February 26, 2018.
  • No refunds can be given for the golf tournament or optional activities regardless of the time that they were cancelled. These events have to be guaranteed and paid for well in advance by CSDA.


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