The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has scheduled its annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for the 4th-6th May (2019) in Minneapolis. Registration for the event is now open.

The Spring Management Conference (SMC) is being held at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The conference is designed to target the needs of management and operations decision makers, the SMC serves as a platform for tactical net-working, process-oriented business education, and actionable take-home solutions.

Key speakers for the conference include: 

  • Thomas Elliott, President and Owner of A-OX Welding Supply.
  • Traci and Lori Tapani, Co-Presidents of The Wyoming Machine.
  • Craig MacFarlane, a worldwide celebrated blind athlete.

The spring conference also features a trade show for the industry. The GAWDA Contact Booth Programme is set to showcase the latest product developments and a range of services that can help distributor members run their businesses more profitably and efficiently.

GAWDA will also announce the winners of its annual scholarship programme. The association has awarded scholarships since the GAWDA Foundation programme was established in 2013. The programme is designed to encourage young people to consider and follow career in the welding and gases distribution industry.