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ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 934 Distributors in the Southeast
Moves to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville Next


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TREVOSE, PA – January 29, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 934 distributors participated in the Southeast leg 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. 

 Distributors in the Southeast – shows were held in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville and Memphis – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties. The show co-located with the Stitches Roadshow in Atlanta, 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.

 The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • Ash City, asi/37127
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leashables by Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Molenaar, asi/71980
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530
  • Sabina, asi/84470
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Sweda Co., asi/90305
  • Windbrella Products Corp., asi/97247

A total of 176 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.

 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 link here to receive exclusive exhibitor specials and show updates in advance.  Suppliers interested in exhibiting may contact Nick DiNicola at ndinicola@asicentral.com, or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

 The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville (Midwest 1).  Click here to register and to see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • American Apparel, asi/35297
  • Bodek & Rhodes, asi/40788
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934
  • Debco, asi/48885
  • Gill Studios, asi/56950
  • Leashables by Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Molenaar, asi/71980
  • Noteworthy, asi/74360
  • Stouse, asi/89910
  • Target Industries, asi/90640
  • Virginia T’s, asi/93917
  • 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 personally connected with a terrific number of distributors,” said supplier Kory Brunette of Bulldog Packaging (asi/42426).  “These were quality contacts – and a lot of them. We’ll definitely be back.”

“We met with so many leading suppliers I almost lost count,” said distributor Alison Jones of D & W Sportswear.  “It’s a great way to do business efficiently, without having to travel too far or spend a lot of money.”

For more information about the Advantages Roadshow and for the full 2010 schedule across more than 70 cities, click here.

 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 2009, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshow in six locations.  Visit ASI online at advantagesroadshow.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

 

 

 
 
     
 
 
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