TREVOSE, PA - April 21, 2011 - The Advantages Roadshow drew 547 distributors to Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville this week.
The first 10 weeks of the 2011 Roadshow tour have attracted 5,478 distributors, making it the advertising specialty industry’s best-attended traveling show. The impressive exhibitor list for the four-day Midwest III leg of the 2011 tour included:
- Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
- Custom Imprinting II Ltd., asi/47971
- Dard Products, asi/48500
- Delta Apparel, asi/48172
- Enduraline, asi/52480
- Fields Mfg., asi/54100
- Hotline Products, asi/61960
- Logo Mats, asi/67849
- Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
- Pioneer Balloon Co., asi/78200
- Sabina, asi/84470
- Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917
Attendees said they loved the show.
“The Advantages Roadshow is one big sales-building event,” said supplier Colin Kagel from Perfect Line Promotional Products. “It allows us to efficiently introduce our new products and services to hundreds of quality distributors in one short week.”
“Where else but the roadshow could you get great new ideas, spend quality time with distributors and take advantage of free education?” said Darrell Gardner of Gardner Promotional Solutions.
A total of 122 attendees enjoyed free education designed to help them sell in any economic environment. Sessions included “Getting Started in the Advertising Specialty Industry,” for new distributors who want to sell promotional products; the “Exhibitor Presents” session, featuring hot products; and the all-new “Increase Sales and Streamline Your Operations With Insider Tips on ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services.
The “Getting Started” and “Exhibitor Presents” classes can be applied toward certification credit in the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program. In addition, new distributors get a free ASI Distributor Success System (value $399) for attending the “Getting Started” and ESP classes.
The show co-locates with the Stitches Roadshow in select cities, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one and providing decorators with opportunities to meet equipment, software, supply and service providers face-to-face, see new wearables vendors, enjoy valuable education and network with other decorators.
Additionally, the brand-new ASI Holiday Preview Tour will visit Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia this fall. Featuring a full-day schedule, including education, tabletop exhibits and a networking reception, the ASI Holiday Preview Tour is the perfect place to prepare for the busy fourth quarter. Visit www.holidaypreviewtour.com for details.
“As the industry rebounds and we enjoy a stronger 2011, the Advantages Roadshow presents the perfect selling showcase,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show. “Suppliers will meet hundreds of distributors each week, making the Roadshow the most efficient sales tool available.”
All distributors are invited to attend the Advantages Roadshow for free, and can register on-site with a business card or can pre-register on each city’s to receive exclusive exhibitor specials and show updates in advance. Suppliers interested in exhibiting may contact Nick DiNicola at firstname.lastname@example.org, or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.
The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Salt Lake City, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson and Las Vegas May 2-6. To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:
- American Ad Bag, asi/35290
- Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
- Bulldog Packaging, asi/42429
- Crystal Sensations, asi/47787
- Gill Studios, asi/56950
- Graphco Line, asi/57956
- Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
- Metropak, asi/70830
- Nissun Cap Inc., asi/73979
- Numo, asi/74710
- Stouse, asi/89910
- Target Industries, asi/90640
About the ASI Advantages RoadshowThe ASI Advantages Roadshow is the official traveling tradeshow of ASI, visiting over 70 top cities throughout North America every year. The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, connecting more top industry suppliers with more quality distributors and salespeople than any other traveling show. In 2011, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshowin three locations. Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at advantagesroadshow.com and on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.