Mark Your Calendars for GAWDA’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Annual Convention is September 28-October 1 in Washington, DC

Hollywood, Fla. — Save the date for the upcoming Annual Convention of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), which takes place in September 28th  – October 1st, 2019 in Washington, DC. The event is being hosted at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC with the theme “It’s All About Service.”

Key conference speakers will include Admiral William McRaven, USN (Ret.), author of “Make Your Bed”, and Don McMillan, Engineer and Industry Expert.

The highly anticipated Contact Booth Program, the association’s half-day showcase of industry vendors, products and services, will take place on Monday, September 30th.

Additional details on the fall meeting schedule and contact booth program can be obtained on GAWDA’s website at  Registration for members, guests, and exhibitors will open in July.

GAWDA members seeking details about our meetings/events and the contact booth program can reach Membership Services Manager Stephen Hill at 954-367-7728 or via email at



Founded in 1945, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is 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 16 years to 22 different charitable organizations in 13 communities across the U.S. Since 2013, GAWDA and its members also have provided scholarships totaling $94,000 to 47 young people interested in studies leading to careers in the industry. For more information, visit the association’s website at