Attendees have now arrived at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort for the Gases and Welding Distributor Association’s (GAWDA) 2018 Regional Meeting, for three days of business education and networking in the western Pennsylvania mountains.

Yesterday, distributors congregated at the Seven Ten Bistro Bowling Alley for an informative lunch, before heading to the Sporting Clays Complex for some shooting practice.

The day drew to a close with a mountain BBQ and networking reception at the Foggy Goggle – a legendary bar situated on the top level of a Ski Lodge.

Coming up

The day’s sessions, chaired by GAWDA’s Regional Chairperson, Abydee Butler Moore, will include:

  • ‘Safety – A Foundation for Business’ with Kelvin Dixon, Vice-President of Risk Management at Matheson.
  • ‘Reporting Suspicious RFQs: Preventing Illicit Chemical Acquisition Through Industry Partnership’ with Programme Analyst, Anthony Bliss; Kevin Gray, member of the Social Security Administration and John Large, WMB Coordinator, FBI.
  • ‘Transitioning to the 3rd Generation and Lessons Learned from a Young CEO’ with Alex Kennedy, CEO of Red Ball Oxygen.

Also included in the days agenda will be a GAWDA update, plenty of networking opportunities and of course some obligatory golf at the Clubhouse.

Follow the meeting

A full review of the GAWDA Seven Springs 2018 Regional Meeting will be available on the gasworld website and in the upcoming August 2018 US edition of gaswolrd magazine.