The cylinder filling systems manufacturer CryoVation is to host the annual Southeastern zone regional meeting for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA).

Proceedings will begin on Monday March 1st, when CryoVation will host an open house at its Fort Myers headquarters in Florida, featuring equipment demonstrations.

The next day, attendees will be treated to insightful presentations from speakers, followed by an afternoon of golf at Raptor Bay Golf Club in Fort Myers.

Christopher Guest, a Distributor Sales Manager at Air Liquide, who scaled Mount Everest last May, will give a presentation detailing the oxygen challenges for a climb up Everest, as well as information on the adventure itself.

Other speakers are Jim Glessner, President of Trackabout, Inc., who will outline the step approach to business growth and talk about cylinder tracking; and Nick Covino, an instructor from the renowned David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Naples, who will discuss the mental aspects of the game and provide hands-on instruction.

Lloyd Robinson, President of Awisco and President Elect of GAWDA, will open the 8:30am to 7pm programme, which also will include golf games, an 18-hole golf tournament and an after-golf social and networking event.

GAWDA members and non-members are invited. The cost is $250 for the full event or $65 for a half day. Reservations for the event and can be made by calling Ryan Boyd at CryoVation, (239) 337-1114 or by email at