TREVOSE, PA – June 18, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 359 distributors participated in the four-day western Canada portion of the 2010 tour.
The largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry traditionally delivers more attendees than other traveling shows. So far this year, 6,731 distributors have attended an Advantages Roadshow.
Distributors in western Canada – shows were held in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.
The impressive exhibitor list included:
- Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
- Buztronics Canada, asi/42964
- Debco, asi/48886
- Fersten Worldwide, asi/53974
- High Caliber Line of Canada, asi/60719
- Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
- Prime Resources, asi/79530
- Matsuda Co., asi/69574
- SanMar Canada, asi/84864
- Showdown Displays, asi/87188
- Norwood Triumph Calendars, asi/92185
- Windmill Canada, asi/97249
A total of 62 attendees also 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 “Sell More Products Faster with ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services.
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.
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 Boston, Long Island, Philadelphia and Baltimore (NortheastII) August 30-September 2. To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:
- AZX Sport, asi/30250
- American Apparel, asi/35297
- Dard Products, asi/48500
- Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
- Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715
- Logo Mats, asi/67849
- Marathon Mfg./Prestige Lines, asi/68707
- Martini Promotions, asi/68935
- Noteworthy, asi/74360
- Redline, asi/81133
- Sabina, asi/84470
- SanMar, asi/84863
- Virginia T’s, asi/93917
“The Advantages Roadshow targets 130,000 industry distributor salespeople from more than 22,000 ASI distributor companies,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show. “Suppliers can easily meet hundreds of distributors each week, and that’s more than they could meet through personal phone calls in the same amount of time.”
Reactions from attendees were positive.
“The Advantages Roadshow consistently delivers a productive sales-building event – allowing us to introduce our new products and services to hundreds of quality distributors in just one week,” said supplier Peter Beyfuss of The John Forsyth Shirt Company (asi/63401).
“We got to stay close to home while really benefiting from meetings with top suppliers who gave us innovative ideas to grow our business when we need it most,” said distributor Barry Butler of Target Specialty Products. “The show is a no-hassle way to accomplish an awful lot in short amount of time.”
About the ASI Advantages Roadshow
The 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 2010, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshow in three locations. Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at advantagesroadshow.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.