Guest Blog: Hot Products From Seminar Tour in Canada

Saturday October 6, 2007 | Filed under: Education, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

ASI Canada Kicks Off Fall Seminar Tour - Canadian Suppliers Present New Products to Distributors

Last week was an exciting time for ASI Canada! I spent the week along with Fred Oesen, Vice President of ASI Canada (former founder of Team Task Force) and Jay Ostrow, Director of ASI Canada Sales, transversing the beautiful Canadian countryside, talking to ASI Canada members at the Fall Supplier Seminars.

ASI Canada in Winnipeg

What an invigorating week, from Winnipeg to Vancouver...meeting Canadian distributors and suppliers from coast-to-coast, listening to business plans, opportunities and challenges and providing ASI-driven solutions from a host of ASI Canada products and services.

The seminars were fast-paced and informative product presentations from Canadian suppliers, delivered to distributors at round tables of twelve. Every twenty minutes, distributors would shift tables, bringing suppliers a fresh audience. Suppliers that presented included:

  • Jim Mitchell from Spector and Company
  • BIC Graphic Canada
  • ESP Promo
  • Elision Technology Inc.
  • Paul Bami, from Karans Leather
  • Canada Sportswear
  • Sergio Munoz, from Precidio
  • Wally Richards, from Capco Sportswear
  • Jeff Firkser, from St. Regis Crystal
  • Alex Morin, from Debco Bag & Umbrella
  • Jody Caplan, from The Bag Man

From Calgary....

Distributors at the Calgary Fall Supplier Presentation with Canada Sportswear display in the background. Some of the new products that caught my eye as big sellers this year, were featured in an article by the Edmonton Journal, are:

Ladies soft shell jacket from CX2, hand-blown crystal trophy award and Elision sunglasses. Attendance escalated as the temperature dropped, going from 82 attendees in Winnipeg to 120+ in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. And as we moved across the country, Fall unfolded itself, as autumn days turned to frost swept nights. ESP Online Presentation

Thank you Canada!