Register Now for 2010’s First Virtual Trade Show

Thursday March 18, 2010 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Industry Initiatives, News About ASI

This Tuesday, we launch our first virtual trade show of 2010.  It's free for distributors - and there's still time to register by clicking here.

The show, taking place from 10 a.m-3 p.m. EST, features virtual show booths, multimedia demos, digital catalogs, online sample requests, a complete passport program and more than $17,000 in prizes.

The event has already attracted more than 20 top suppliers, including the Magnet Group (asi/68507), PrimeLine (asi/79530) and Snugz USA (asi/88060).  Enjoy online ASI Education sessions while networking and selling in real-time through interactive multimedia booths.

During the show, we'll also launch the much-anticipated, revolutionary new ESP Web and ESP Orders services.  ESP Web and ESP Orders will start rolling out to segments of ESP users Tuesday and a graduated rollout will continue throughout April. 

We held two virtual trade shows in 2009, and based on feedback, both qualified as successes.  The shows are an ideal way for distributors and suppliers to connect, learn and sell without even leaving the office.  At a time when we all could use innovative methods to be more efficient, these shows are perfect for reaching new prospects, grabbing market share and getting educated.

A virtual show doesn't replace face-to-face meetings you get at national shows (ASI New York is around the corner in May), but for some sales staff who can't travel, virtual shows present prime selling opportunities.

Even if you can't attend Tuesday's show, you'll be able to access it on demand once it's posted online.  In addition, ASI will host three additional virtual trade shows on April 28, June 16 and September 22. 

Let me know your experiences with virtual trade shows by posting a comment or emailing me here.  I'm also on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.