About the Summit

The ASI® Power Summit is the hottest networking event of the year and is your chance to meet with the most powerful players in the promotional products industry. For three days, suppliers and distributors will establish long-lasting relationships, discuss market forecasts, socialize and make important business decisions. Attend the 2018 Power Summit to:

  • Get face-time with industry leaders.
  • Build relationships that will build your business
  • Learn from inspiring speakers
  • Develop and action plan for your business
  • Refresh and re-energize

The Agenda

14Oct, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Golf – View 2017 Highlights
(It is recommended that anyone participating in the golf event arrives on Saturday, October 13)

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Best Places to Work Awards and Dinner – View 2017 Highlights

15Oct, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast – View 2017 Highlights

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks by Tim Andrews, ASI president/CEO

Morning Sessions – View 2017 Highlights

  • Break Through Fears: How To Create Winning Habits, Winning Routines and a Winning Mindset
  • Keynote Speaker: Jesse Itzler, co-founder of Marquis Jet, entrepreneur, former rapper and best-selling author
  • The Amazon Effect: How Disintermediation Will Impact the Promo Industry
  • AI and The Promotional Products Market: Will Machine Learning Change How Customers Are Served and Products Are Purchased?
  • More Than Margarita Machines & Foosball Tables: Why Having a Creative Office Culture is Smart Business
  • Shifting Business Models: Q&A With Philip Koosed, CEO of Top 40 Distributor Bamko
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions – View 2017 Highlights

  • Predicting the Future: Five Game-Changing Trends
  • Data Direction: Customer & Marketing Analytics Should Change Your Business Approach
  • Regulation Nation: How New Tariffs and Legal Policies Are Impacting Promotional Products Companies
  • Are You Experienced? Experiential Marketing Provides New Business Opportunities
  • Networking Exercise: Suppliers and Distributors Tackle Their Biggest Challenges
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Power 50 Reception and Awards Dinner – View 2017 Highlights

16Oct, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast & Motivational Keynote – View 2017 Highlights

  • What's Your Everest: Unlocking Human Potential. Speaker: Colin O'Brady, world-class endurance athlete and famous TED-Talker
  • Interactive Session: Community Matters: How Hirsch Gift Thrives With a Charitable Mission
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Networking Activities – View 2017 Highlights

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closing Lunch

List of Attending Companies


Member Rate

Access to all keynotes and educational sessions

Networking activities including 2 cocktail receptions

Your choice of recreational activity

All meals included

Admission to Power 50 and Best Places to Work Awards

15 BASI/MASI points


Noteable Newcomer

All inclusions in Member Rate

An ASI surprise package

Access to ASI Business Savings

Discounted registration for the 2019 ASI Power Summit

View Qualifications

Registrants are required to manage their own hotel reservations.
Single or Executive Suites rates are $229/night plus state & local taxes/fees.
Rate expires September 11, 2018



Jesse Itzler

Marquis Jet

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Colin O'Brady

Professional Athlete

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Peter Hirsch

Hirsch Gift

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Norm Hullinger


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Phil Koosed


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Tony Poston

The College Hill Group

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Jamie Stone

Gifts By Design

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Michael Freter


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Jo-An Lantz


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Steve Levschuk

Talbot Marketing

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ASI's Power Summit Ambassadors are all veterans of past Power Summit events and play an integral role in supporting newcomers/first-time attendees.

For your convenience, this elite group will have special PS badge designation so they will be easily identifiable and available throughout this 3-day networking event to provide introductions to other guests, help guests get acclimated with the venue and agenda and answer any questions first-time attendees may have. ASI Ambassadors will be with you every step of the way.

Jill Albers


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Brett Hersh

Admints & Zagabor

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Steve Levschuk

Talbot Marketing

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Mitch Mounger

Sunrise Identity

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Dave Saracino

BIC Graphic

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JW Marriott Starr Pass Hotel & Spa

3800 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 792-3500


  • Luxurious resort spa
  • Close to Tucson Mountain Park, Historic White Dove and Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Three, nine-hole championship golf courses, each offering its own unique Arnold Palmer design