Mark your calendars for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) 2019 Spring Management Conference (SMC).

The annual spring conference for distributor and supplier members will be held on the 4th to 6th May, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Designed to target the needs of management and operations decision makers, the SMC serves as an ideal platform for tactical networking, process-oriented business education, and actionable take-home solutions.

Several hundred GAWDA members and their guests are expected to be present. Attendees are the owners, presidents, CEOs, COOS, and sales, marketing, and operations executives at welding and gases distributor and supplier companies from across the US and several locations in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, along with their guests.

Keynote speakers for the conference will be announced shortly.

The spring conference also features a trade show for the industry. The GAWDA Contact Booth Programme, which houses more than 100 GAWDA member exhibitors, showcases the latest product developments and a range of services that can help distributor members run their businesses more profitably and efficiently.

GAWDA also will 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 careers in the welding and gases distribution industry.

Registration for the event will be open early 2019.