Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
Over 500 welding and gas professionals joined Uniweld Products in Chicago for the GAWDA 2014 Spring Management Conference. Distributors and manufacturers meet each year for their industry group GAWDA. GAWDA is an acronym for “Gases and Welding Distributor Association”. This year’s annual event was held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL.
The welcome reception was held at the Field Museum on Sunday evening March 30, 2014 and conference attendees had the opportunity to tour the world class museum while networking with industry contacts. The popular and well attended Manufacturer’s Contact Booth program was held on Monday, April 1, 2014. Distributors had the opportunity to review the newest products and procedures in a casual trade show style.
The theme for this year’s event was “Staying Relevant in the Changing Times”. Market updates and trends where reviewed and discussed by industry consultants as well as political professionals. Former Minnesota Governor and Presidential Candidate Tim Pawlenty shared his thoughts on past and future presidential elections.
The 2014 GAWDA Annual Convention will be held in San Diego, CA on September 21-24, 2014. The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will provide an exciting venue for the event.