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ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 475 Distributors in Eastern Canada


Moves to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg next

TREVOSE, PA – June 4, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 475 distributors participated in the eastern Canadian 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, 6,372 distributors have attended an Advantages Roadshow. 

Distributors in eastern Canada – shows were held in to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Burlington – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • American Apparel, asi/35297
  • Bag Makers, asi/37940
  • Buztronics Canada, asi/42964
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • Fersten Worldwide, asi/53974
  • High Caliber Line of Canada, asi/60719
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leed’s, asi/66887
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Martini Promotions, asi/68935
  • SanMar Canada, asi/84864
  • Shepenco/Shelbyville Pencil, asi/86850
  • Windmill Canada, asi/97249

A total of 38 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 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 Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Burlington, (Canada West) June 14-18. Click here to register and to see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Buztronics Canada, asi/42964
  • CFS Promotions For Now, asi/42989
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • High Caliber Line of Canada, asi/60719
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530
  • Matsuda Co., asi/69574
  • SanMar Canada, asi/84864
  • Showdown Displays, asi/87188
  • Norwood Triumph Calendars, asi/92185
  • Windmill Canada, asi/97249

"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 ASI Advantages Roadshow really delivers for us," said John Lundberg, VP of sales for Showdown Displays (asi/87188). "You can’t meet distributors in a more cost-effective manner than this."

"Where else but the Roadshow could you connect with so many leading suppliers?" said distributor Rick Tonkovich of Burlington Business Forms (asi/150408). "It’s the most efficient, innovative way to do business I’ve found yet."

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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