Inspiring words

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recounted the harrowing moments of 9/11, reminisced about growing up with a famous father, and cracked plenty of jokes during his keynote at ASI Dallas. In “A Personal Conversation with President George W. Bush,” the 43rd President sat down for an hour-long Q&A with ASI President and CEO Tim Andrews.

President Bush offered business advice for the enthusiastic Dallas audience, ranging from the importance of surrounding yourself with knowledgeable people to the essential quality of honesty in personal diplomacy. “It matters in life that you keep your word,” said the President. “The leaders who kept their word to me, I admire a lot.” He urged that the private sector must be reinvigorated by the current government to encourage job growth within small businesses.

In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime keynote, thousands of eager distributors also poured onto the show floor to search for the hottest promotional items. Take a look at this showcase for some of the new finds.