Spring Management Conference Registration Open

Registration Now Open for GAWDA’s SMC, Contact Booth Program

SMC is May 4-6 in Minneapolis

HOLLYWOOD, FL — Registration is now open for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for May 4-6, 2019.   GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (SMC) will be held 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.

Featured speakers at the conference include: Craig MacFarlane — the world’s most celebrated blind athlete; Thomas Elliott – President and Owner, A-OX Welding Supply; and Traci and Lori Tapani – Co-Presidents and Sisters, The Wyoming Machine.

The spring conference also features a trade show for the industry. The GAWDA Contact Booth Program, 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 program. The association has awarded scholarships since the GAWDA Foundation program was established in 2013. The program is designed to encourage young people to consider and follow careers in the welding and gases distribution industry.

Conference information and registration can be found at www.gawda.org.  Register now to take advantage of our early bird rates.



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 www.gawda.org.