2024 GAWDA Annual Convention & the Impact of the 2024 FABTECH Date Change

HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA continues to work closely with our sister organizations to schedule industry events and post them on our industry calendar.  We would like to share a recent industry event date change that may impact some of you.

Recently, FABTECH event partners announced a date and location change for their event in 2024 and 2026.  FABTECH was originally scheduled for Las Vegas in November 2024. FABTECH selected to move their original location and date after learning about the city of Las Vegas hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix Race during their same event timeframe.

To offer our members the best locations and dates GAWDA books national meetings 3 years prior to the event.  Our 2024 Annual Convention is scheduled for October 11 – October 14, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.  We intentionally allotted nearly 4 weeks between the Annual Convention and FABTECH.  The new dates for FABTECH in 2024 are October 15 – October 17, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.  Unfortunately, FABTECH will begin the day after the conclusion of our event.

We understand that this is not optimal for members attending both events. GAWDA Headquarters is in discussions with FABTECH and other partners to alleviate challenges for our members.  We appreciate your patience and confidence as we work through this.  Please look for more announcements in the coming weeks.


For over 75 years, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has been dedicated to promoting the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment supplies. Through its GAWDA Gives Back campaign, association members have donated almost $2 million over the last 22 years to over 20 different charitable organizations in 14 communities across the U.S. Since 2013, GAWDA and its members also have provided scholarships over $430,000 to 133 young people interested in studies leading to careers in the industry. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.gawda.org.