Advantages Roadshow Expands to 77 Locations

Wednesday June 4, 2008 | Filed under: Education, Media Coverage, News About ASI

The Advantages Roadshow provides opportunities for distributors, suppliers and decorators to connect and do business locally across the United States, and over 9,200 distributors and suppliers have attended so far this year – with several weeks to go.

We just announced the 2009 schedule – the second year for the shows – and it includes six locations where the Advantages Roadshow will co-locate with the Stitches Roadshow. 

That’s important, because embroidery equipment and supply companies can do business with suppliers and distributors – perhaps for the first time.With over 700 distributors on average attending an Advantages Roadshow per week, I urge you to check out the new schedule and determine if there’s one near you to attend. 

Registration is free and the shows are open to ASI members and non-members.More details are in today’s press release, below:

2009 ASI Advantages Roadshow Schedule Features 77 Local Shows Across the United States

Stitches Roadshow Expanded to Six Cities

TREVOSE, PA — (June 4, 2008) — The ASI Show announced the 2009 16-week U.S. schedule for the ASI Advantages Roadshow, which has emerged as the largest, best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry.

The new schedule is designed to increase the ASI Advantages Roadshow presence in additional cities, consolidate some geographic regions and preserve portions of the schedule. In addition, the Stitches Roadshow will be co-located in six cities with the Advantages Roadshow, a three-city expansion of the embroidery equipment and supplies show.

Since the beginning of the year, and with several weeks remaining in the season, more than 9,200 people have attended the Advantages Roadshow — that's over 700 distributors, on average, attending a typical week and far more attendees than any competing traveling industry show.

Many of the industry’s leading supplier companies have chosen the Advantages Roadshow as their platform to introduce new products and services. Companies such as SanMar (asi/84863), Prime Resources (asi/79530), Gold Bond (asi/57653), Stouse (asi/89910) and Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125), have made the Advantages Roadshow part of their annual exhibition plan.

"We made a strategic effort to formulate a calendar for 2009 that allowed us to visit additional key regions of the country where more distributors and suppliers could meet," said Timothy M. Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of ASI and President of The ASI Show.

Nick DiNicola, Advantages Roadshow General Manager, added, "The Advantages Roadshow will be making 77 stops during its 2009 16-week U.S. schedule. Six cities will be co-located with the Stitches Roadshow. These co-located shows proved to be very successful in 2008 with 400 or more distributors and decorators attending each of the joint Roadshows in St. Louis, Detroit and Denver. During these co-located events, exhibitors will have the opportunity to spend quality time with decorated apparel professionals, many of whom are also selling a variety of ad specialty products, and distributors will be able to better understand the latest in embroidery trends and supplies.”

The 2009 Advantages Roadshow schedule can be found at The schedule is subject to additions and/or changes. All advertising specialty distributors and decorators are welcome to attend. Suppliers interested in exhibiting at the Advantages Roadshow should contact Nick DiNicola at or their ASI Show sales representative at 877-ASI-SHOW.

The five remaining 2008 Advantages Roadshow weeks include the Midsouth, August 18-22; Northeast IV (incorporating PromoShows’ East Coast Business Gifts and Promotional Products Showcase), September 2-5; Midwest IV, September 8-12; California II, September 22-26 and Midwest V, October 13-17.

About The ASI Show and Advantages Roadshow

The ASI Show was created for active ASI member distributors and suppliers and attracts more distributors than any other industry shows — with 30,000 attendees. Offering a full education conference, networking opportunities and a manageable one floor/one hall layout, The ASI Show provides a complete tradeshow experience. In five host cities per year (Orlando, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas), The ASI Show has experienced steadily growing attendance since its inception in 1998, and is ideal for promotional product businesses searching for new ideas, new business relationships and more.

The ASI Advantages Roadshow is ASI’s only official traveling show, visiting over 70 top cities throughout the country. The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the largest and best-attended traveling show in the industry, connecting more top industry suppliers with more quality distributors and salespeople than any other traveling shows.

For additional information about The ASI Show and Advantages Roadshow, visit or call 800-546-3300.

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