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ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 409 Distributors in the Great West


Moves to Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit May 24–27

TREVOSE, PA – May 14, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 409 distributors participated in the four-day Great West 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.  So far this year 5,322 distributors have attended an Advantages Roadshow. 

Distributors in the Great West – shows were held in Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver and Albuquerque – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Gill Studios, asi/56950
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Noteworthy, asi/75360
  • Prime Concepts, asi/79525
  • PrintingForLess.com, asi/79558
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Sweda, asi/90305
  • Target Industries, asi/90640

A total of 95 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-located with the Stitches Roadshow in Denver, 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 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 ndinicola@asicentral.com, or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

The Advantages Roadshow now moves on to visit Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit (Midwest III) May 24–27.  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
  • Delta Apparel, asi/49172
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Headwear USA, asi/60282
  • Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Logo Mats, asi/67849
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Perfect Promotional Products, asi/77350
  • Sabina, asi/84470
  • Stouse, asi/89910
  • Virginia T's, asi/93917

"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 were positive.

"The Advantages Roadshow is a great way to meet locals I don’t see at other shows," said supplier Eric Quinn of Hirsch, who attended the Stitches show.  "Roadshows really allow us to spend one-on-one time with a large number clients and prospects – many more than we could see making traditional sales calls."

"I really enjoyed the show because I met with so many leading suppliers, I almost lost count," said first-time attendee Niki Hunsaker of distributor Biz Wear in Salt Lake City.  "It’s a great way to do business efficiently, without having to travel too far or spend a lot of money."

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 advantagesroadshow.com and on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and the CEO’s blog.  

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