National/Annual Convention (AC)- Formatted to attract business owners and the company’s top decision makers, the AC addresses the market’s opportunities andthreats at the ‘big picture’ level and provides occasion for strategic networking with the industry’s leaders.
Founded in 1945 as the National Welding Supply Association (NWSA), the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has represented the distributors and manufacturers of welding supplies and materials for 70 years. The association was formed to facilitate the industry’s supply chain and to promote the value of distribution.
Interestingly, even at the inception of NWSA, the welding supply industry hinged, in large part, on the distribution of industrial gases.
Many NWSA members grew the gases side of their businesses and began to incorporate medical gases into their product offerings. In 2002, to more accurately reflect the changing industry and membership, the National Welding Supply Association changed its name to the “Gases and Welding Distributors Association” at the opening Business Session of the 58th Annual Convention.
|GAWDA Annual Convention 2022 - Gases & Welding Distributors Association||San Diego||California||-||-||Oct 5, 2022|
|GAWDA Annual Convention 2021 - Gases & Welding Distributors Association||Colorado Springs||Colorado||850||136||Oct 6, 2021|
|GAWDA Annual Convention 2020 - Gases & Welding Distributors Association||Phoenix||Arizona||850 e||-||Sep 25, 2020|
|GAWDA Annual Convention 2019 - Gases & Welding Distributors Association||New York City||New York||850 e||136||Sep 28, 2019|
|2015 Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference||Houston||Texas||2,200e||226 e||Feb 9, 2015|
|2016 Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference||Houston||Texas||2,200||226||Feb 8, 2016|
|2017 Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference||Houston||Texas||2,200||344||Feb 27, 2017|
|2018 Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference||Houston||Texas||2,500||356||Jan 29, 2018|
|Marine Fabricators Association 2019 Annual Meeting||Long Beach||California||80e||21||Jan 10, 2019|