GAWDA SMC recap: long-awaited return of in-person events


There was an atmosphere of being ready to burst following over a year without being able to develop and continue relationships in-person among distributors and suppliers at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Spring Management Conference (SMC) here at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee, US.

This anticipation of finally getting back to business as usual was reflected in this year’s SMC setting two records – it had the most distributor attendees and the most overall attendance in over a decade, surpassing 700 attendees.

The SMC kicked off with the President’s Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Wildhorse Saloon on Monday night, which gave members the chance to network and catch up with old friends dressed in western wear.

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