Business of Convention Begins with Full Day of Networking
Following a wildly successful welcome, the business of the 2023 GAWDA Annual Convention kicked off with the return of the Networking 360 event. The event featured 150 GAWDA members (100 suppliers and 50 distributors) meeting in a “speed dating” format, as members met in 5-minute sessions. The event took place in the Haleakala Pre-Function area, just outside the Ballroom, as members were able to soak up some of the beautiful Hawaiian sunshine while meeting new potential partners. Then, the networking kept on rolling right into the Contact Booth Program, which took place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Haleakala Ballroom. Nearly 600 people attended the event, which has become the can’t miss networking opportunity of the entire year in the gases and welding industry. They had the opportunity to walk the show floor to see all the amazing exhibitors in attendance and discuss the latest and greatest innovations that our industry has to offer.