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ASI Show Celebrates 20 Years of Providing the Industry’s Leading Events
Join in the commemoration of the 2018 anniversary at ASI’s three trade shows, plus 49 events across the U.S.
TREVOSE, PA – September 6, 2017 – The ASI Show® will celebrate 20 years of providing leading events for members of the $23 billion promotional products industry throughout 2018, kicking off year-long festivities in Orlando this January.
“I’m very proud that the ASI Show has devoted 20 years to bringing together suppliers and distributors, with a very successful track record of helping them create meaningful, lasting business relationships that contribute to the overall success of everyone in our industry,” said Matthew Cohn, vice chairman of the ASI Family of Companies. Cohn launched the ASI Show in 1998 and the portfolio has since grown to include three large convention center trade shows, plus five elite hosted buyer events and over 40 traveling roadshows, which are held throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Strategically positioned in Orlando, Dallas and Chicago, the large ASI Shows bring together suppliers and distributors in a convention center trade show format:
- The first and biggest trade show in the East: ASI Show Orlando, January 2-4 at the Orange County Convention Center.
- The first and biggest trade show in the Southwest: ASI Show Dallas, January 24-26 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
- The show to finish the year strong: ASI Show Chicago, July 24-26 at McCormick Place.
ASI distributor and decorator members are invited to attend each show for free. Registration for the 2018 ASI Shows is open at www.asishow.com.
“We’re thrilled to keep the momentum going – hopefully for another 20 years!” said Rita Ugianskis-Fishman, senior vice president and general manager of ASI Show. “The success of ASI Show is a direct result of the support and dedication of our members, as well as the valuable guidance provided by our advisory committees. Connecting suppliers and distributors in a face-to-face setting is critical to building stronger relationships, and we developed each of our events to appeal to a variety of budgets and business goals. I thank each of our attendees and exhibitors and look forward to celebrating with them throughout 2018.”
fASIlitate, ASI’s executive-level, hosted buyer event, fosters high-level industry relationships while creating lucrative business opportunities. Highly qualified 2018 fASIlitate participants will be hosted at beautiful properties:
- Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, LA (March 12-15)
- The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, MO (April 16-19)
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR (May 7-10)
- Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, TX (June 11-14)
- The Logan Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA (September 24-27)
Suppliers and distributors interested in attending fASIlitate can visit www.fasilitate.com to be pre-qualified.
Over four hours, suppliers, distributors, and multi-line reps connect in intimate tabletop settings across 44 cities at the ASI Roadshows. In addition to 17 new stops on the 2018 ASI Roadshow schedule, there are two dedicated weeks in Canada. All distributors can attend for free and ASI distributor members can escort their clients. Escorted clients wear generic badges to keep their information confidential so appropriate business conversations can take place.
For the complete schedule, visit www.asiroadshow.com.
In coming months, ASI Show will announce more details on the updated format of its hybrid event, Engage, which launched in 2016.
Distributors interested in attending any of the ASI Show events should contact a registration specialist at 800-546-3300.
Suppliers interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities should call 800-546-3300 or email Beth Gordon, ASI Show sales director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ASI Show
The ASI Show Family of Events – ASI Show, fASIlitate, ASI Roadshow and Engage – fosters business-building relationships among ASI member distributors and suppliers, and includes options to meet the needs of the entire membership base. ASI Shows, the flagship series, are large-scale convention center trade shows held in Orlando, Dallas and Chicago. fASIlitate is a hosted buyer event that brings together the industry’s elite – top suppliers and million-dollar distributors – for three days of scheduled one-on-one meetings in resort venues across the country. The ASI Roadshow visits top cities across the U.S. and Canada and gives member-distributors an opportunity to escort their top clients to the show. Engage will continue to evolve, and serve as a hybrid event, combining the best of all event formats. Visit www.asishow.com for more information about our full event portfolio.