The 52nd American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Show April 26-28 in Dallas attracted more than 5,600 attendees from around the globe. Total exhibitor space surpassed 90,000 square feet.
“We are extremely pleased with show attendance and sales,” said John Ospina, Director of Convention and Expositions for AWS. “Since this was our last stand alone show, we are very happy to have ended a 52-year tradition on such a positive note.”
AWS joins FABTECH International in November 2005, at McCormick Place in Chicago, for the 1st FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show.
The 2005 AWS Welding Show featured live product demonstrations, professional programs and seminars, welding contests, specialty pavilions, and celebrity appearances by West Coast Choppers’ Jesse James, and others.
NASCAR’s Casey Mears opened the show driving in his #41 Target NASCAR with incoming AWS president, Dr. Damian Kotecki, by his side.
Visit www.aws.org for more information on the professional program, conferences and seminars, and other show activities.
For information on exhibiting at FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show, contact Susan Hopkins, AWS director of expo sales at 800-443-9353, ext.295.