TREVOSE, PA – March 26, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 360 distributors participated in the four-day Florida 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. In 2009, more than 11,000 distributors attended an Advantages Roadshow. To date, nearly 4,400 distributors have attended 2010 roadshows.
Distributors in Florida – shows were held in Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and Ft. Lauderdale – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.
The impressive exhibitor list included:
- Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
- Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
- Custom Chocolate, asi/47919
- Fields Mfg., asi/54100
- Gill Studios, asi/56950
- Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
- Logo Mats, asi/67849
- Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
- Molenaar, asi/71980
- Showdown Displays, asi/87188
- Stouse, asi/89910
- Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917
A total of 41 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 either 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 Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Concord April 12-16 .To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:
- American Ad Bag, asi/35290
- American Greenwood, asi/35500
- Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788
- Hotline Products, asi/61960
- Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715
- Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
- Nissun Cap, asi/73979
- Noteworthy, asi/74360
- SanMar, asi/84863
- Sweda Co., asi/90305
- Target Industries, asi/90640
- Whispering Pines Sportswear, asi/97027
“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 have been positive.
“We met so many new distributors while reconnecting with old friends who were all excited about our products,” said supplier Kirsten Olson, of Showdown Displays (asi/87188). “The Advantages Roadshow always delivers, and provides a huge boost right when we need it most.”
“These days, you’ve got to keep moving forward and the Advantages Roadshow helps give me the competitive edge I need,” said distributor Keith Gano, of Chunky Butt Solutions. “I can put to great use the time I was able to spend with the exhibitors, as well as the free education offered at the Roadshow.”
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.