Looking at the schedule, there are a lot of great things on the slate. As something of technology enthusiast/geek myself, the technology forum immediately drew my attention. The Young Professionals event will be a great way to meet the industry’s up-and-comers. The Contact Booth Program should be a great learning experience, where I can see the industry technology and see the distributor-supplier dynamic in action. Several of the SMC speakers had articles in the latest issue of Welding & Gases Today (Michael Marks and Bruce Tulgan), and I’m looking forward to hearing them in person.
More than anything, I’m looking forward to meeting you, the members. I’ve spoken to many of you on the phone, and you’ve all been gracious and helpful. I’m looking forward to making connections and getting your feedback. If you see me, please say “Hi” and tell me what you think about the blog and the magazine.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’re going to be in Tampa next week for the SMC. What are you looking forward to most?
Also, be sure to check back here and on Twitter (@GasWeldEdge) throughout SMC. I’ll be posting updates regularly!