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ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 562 Distributors in the Pacific Northwest

Moves to Van Nuys, Ontario, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix Next

TREVOSE, PA –  April 16, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 562 distributors participated in the Pacific Northwest portion of the 2010 tour.

The largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry traditionally delivers more attendees than other traveling shows.  In 2009, more than 11,000 distributors attended an Advantages Roadshow. 

Distributors in the Pacific Northwest – shows were held in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Concord – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Hotline Products, asi/61960
  • Logo Mats, asi/67849
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Molenaar, asi/71980
  • Noteworthy, asi/75360
  • Printing For Less, asi/79558
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Sweda, asi/90305
  • Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917

A total of 138 attendees also enjoyed free education designed to help them sell in any economic environment.  Sessions included "Getting Started in the Advertising Specialty Industry," for new distributors who want to sell promotional products; the "Exhibitor Presents" session, featuring hot products; and the "Sell More Products Faster with ESP Web and ESP Orders" session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services.    

The show co-locates with the Stitches Roadshow in select cities, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one and providing decorators with opportunities to meet equipment, software, supply and service providers face-to-face, see new wearables vendors, enjoy valuable education and network with other decorators.

All distributors are invited to attend the Advantages Roadshow for free, and can either register on-site with a business card or can pre-register on each city’s link here to receive exclusive exhibitor specials and show updates in advance.  Suppliers interested in exhibiting may contact Nick DiNicola at, or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Van Nuys, Ontario, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix April 19-23 (California I).  Click here to register and to see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • American Ad Bag, asi/35290
  • American Apparel., asi/35297
  • Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788
  • Debco, asi/48885
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Headwear USA, asi/60282
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Perfect Promotional Products, asi/77350
  • Staton, asi/89380
  • Sweda, asi/90305

"The Advantages Roadshow targets 130,000 industry distributor salespeople from more than 22,000 ASI distributor companies," said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show.  "Suppliers can easily meet hundreds of distributors each week, and that’s more than they could meet through personal phone calls in the same amount of time."  

Reactions from attendees have been positive.

"The Advantages Roadshow is my go-to show, providing a huge boost when we need it most," said supplier Bob Johnson of Printing for Less of Livingston, Montana.  "We personally connected with a terrific number of distributors and know we’ll be back."

"In a few short hours, I discovered lots of hot, new items and took home a number of money-making ideas," said distributor Jennifer Zuver of Mark-itz in Seattle.  "The Advantages Roadshow couldn’t be easier to attend, or more productive."

For more information about the Advantages Roadshow and for the full 2010 schedule across more than 70 cities, click here.    

About the ASI Advantages Roadshow
The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the official traveling tradeshow of ASI, visiting over 70 top cities throughout North America every year. The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, connecting more top industry suppliers with more quality distributors and salespeople than any other traveling show. In 2010, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshow in three locations. Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at and on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and the CEO’s blog.  

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