Power Summit September 14-16, 2014 — Scottsdale, Arizona

Speakers

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Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes, author of the best-selling Life 2.0, and writer of the "Innovation Rules" column in Forbes. An investor, board member and lecturer, he's also a panelist on Forbes on Fox, he appears on CNBC's Kudlow & Co., and he's a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Previously he launched two magazines, Upside and Forbes ASAP; a venture capital firm; and Silicon Valley's leading civic organization, the Churchill Club. For the latter, he was a co-winner of the Ernst & Young Northern California "Entrepreneur of the Year" award.

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Norman Hullinger has been CEO of alphabroder since December 2012, after working most recently as COO of the company. Since taking over leadership of alphabroder, he has overseen a re-branding of the organization, and has integrated two major acquisitions (Ash City and Imprints Wholesale) into the company.

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Dr. Peter C. Bishop is president of Strategic Foresight and Development, a firm that offers training and facilitation in long-term forecasting. He's the co-author of Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight and Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, and the California Environmental Protection Agency. In 2013, Dr. Bishop retired as an associate professor and director of the graduate program in Foresight at the University of Houston.

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Zachary Tyler started in the ad specialty business at the age of 19, and 10 years later owns and operates Creative Marketing Concepts (CMC), a $7.5 million distributorship based in San Francisco that's fully staffed by salespeople with no prior industry experience – he recruits and trains from the ground up & has several million dollar producers as a result. Since he took over CMC in 2009, Zachary has tripled its sales.

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Ira Neaman is the owner of NJ-based Vantage Apparel, a Top 40 supplier and a frequent winner of the Counselor Distributor Choice Award for top industry decorator. A mainstay on Counselor's Power 50 list, Neaman was named the magazine's Person of the Year in 2003.

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Steve Levschuk is the president of Talbot Marketing, one of Canada's largest distributors. He began his career with Talbot in 1981 as a commissioned rep, and in 2007, he purchased the company. Talbot has been named one of the Counselor Best Places to Work companies, and Steve is the past chairman of the Canadian Association PPPC and the current vice president of WAGE (World Advertising Gift Exchange).

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Co-owner of the distributor firm RIGHTSLEEVE and winner of Counselor's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011, Mark is a founding member of PromoKitchen and is considered one of the social media pioneers in the ad specialty marketplace, specifically in the area of using video to create self-promotion campaigns.

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Kim Newell is the president of World Wide Lines Inc. She's been in the industry for 13 years, and was on the 2010 Counselor Hot List. Kim has appeared on Counselor's Power 50 list for the last four years, and was honored in 2011 as the Counselor Supplier Woman of Distinction.

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Nickolai Mathison is general manager of Sonoma Promotional Solutions. Nickolai's diverse career includes ownership, strategic, sales & creative roles in a variety of businesses. As an independent marketing and business consultant specializing in early-stage start-up companies he has helped launch several new companies. During his career he has developed and executed major integrated marketing programs for brands such as Xerox, General Motors and Delta Air Lines.

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Bill Korowitz is the CEO of The Magnet Group, Counselor's 2013 Supplier of the Year. Under his leadership, the company, a perennial Counselor Top 40 supplier, is regularly recognized as one of the most distinguished suppliers in the industry for customer service and creativity. Bill has been on the Counselor Power 50 list since 2008.

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Mitch Mounger is CEO of Sunrise Identity, a perennial member of Counselor's Best Places to Work list and winner of Counselor's Family Business of the Year award in 2010. At the helm of a consistently-growing company that has clients like Starbucks and Microsoft, Mitch was named to Counselor's Hot List in 2013.

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Cindy Jorgenson is the vice president and national sales manager of Counselor Top 40 distributor Brown & Bigelow. During her years as an account executive, she focused on national program clients and achieved great success, winning multiple sales and industry awards. She's been named to the Counselor Hot List, and was honored as Brown & Bigelow's Regional and National Rep of the Year.

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Ted Stahl is the Executive Chairman of the Board for GroupeSTAHL, an international group of companies specializing in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of heat-printing technologies, known for providing customers with the most cost-effective and efficient ways to decorate garments.

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Cal McAllister is a proud Detroit native who cut teeth as a beat writer for the Chicago Tribune. After getting in a lot of trouble for making things up, he switched to advertising. Before co-founding Wexley School for Girls in 2003, he worked at small shops like WONGDOODY and global agencies like Foote, Cone and Belding and Publicis Worldwide. Cal's worked on major brands like Nike, ESPN, Microsoft, Xbox, Coca Cola, the Seattle Seahawks and NASCAR. His work has been recognized by most every international advertising award show, including Cannes and the Clios.

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Jennifer Grigorian is vice president of marketing for Counselor Top 40 supplier Hit Promotional Products. She has over 18 years of industry experience with a strong focus on developing and growing marketing programs and strategies. Her experience includes exclusive product design and development, company store and program merchandising, and strategic marketing and e-commerce programs.

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Jill Albers is the vice president of business development for Dayton, OH-based Shumsky, one of the industry's top distributors. She's been in the ad specialty industry for over 10 years, first on the supplier side as marketing manager for Visions/Awardcraft. In her current role, Jill handles million-dollar accounts, specializing in building her clients' brands, increasing their sales and crafting their self-promotion campaigns.

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Scott Pearson, vice president of marketing and product development for Counselor Top 40 supplier Sweda, has over 10 years experience sourcing promotional products overseas, and is one of the industry's leading experts on Asian manufacturing.

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David Woods is president/CEO of AIA, a Counselor Top 40 distributorship headquartered in Neenah, WI. An industry veteran, Woods has served on many industry boards and committees, and has been a member of Counselor's Power 50 since its formation.

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Ira Neaman is the owner of NJ-based Vantage Apparel, a Top 40 supplier and a frequent winner of the Counselor Distributor Choice Award for top industry decorator. A mainstay on Counselor’s Power 50 list, Neaman was named the magazine’s Person of the Year in 2003.

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Bill Korowitz is the CEO of The Magnet Group, Counselor's 2013 Supplier of the Year. Under his leadership, the company, a perennial Counselor Top 40 supplier, is regularly recognized as one of the most distinguished suppliers in the industry for customer service and creativity. Bill has been on the Counselor Power 50 list since 2008.

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Kim Newell is the president of World Wide Lines Inc. She’s been in the industry for 13 years, and was on the 2010 Counselor Hot List. Kim has appeared on Counselor's Power 50 list for the last four years, and was honored in 2011 as the Counselor Supplier Woman of Distinction.

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Mitch Mounger is CEO of Sunrise Identity, a perennial member of Counselor’s Best Places to Work list and winner of Counselor's Family Business of the Year award in 2010. At the helm of a consistently-growing company that has clients like Starbucks and Microsoft, Mitch was named to Counselor’s Hot List in 2013.

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Alan Chippindale is the chief business development officer for Counselor Top 40 firm, BrandAlliance, the second-largest distributor in Canada. A longtime industry executive, with experience in both the U.S. and Canadian markets, Chippindale is also a member of Counselor’s Power 50 list.

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Paula Shulman is the vice president of sales for Counselor Top 40 supplier Prime Line. She has been in the industry for over 35 years, beginning her career at a distributorship and joining Prime in 1981 as a receptionist. Paula was the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Woman of the Year for 2011/12, a past ASI Woman of Distinction and member of Counselor's Power 50.

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Venue & Travel

The Four Seasons Scottsdale is located at 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262. Book now to reserve your special discounted hotel room rate of $210 plus tax. Please note: there is an additional daily taxable resort administrative fee of $25 per room that covers the following services: daily internet access in guest rooms, self-parking, local phone calls, in-casita coffee and tea, extended morning pastry and specialty coffee service in the lobby.

Book Hotel By Phone

Please call the hotel at (480) 515-5700 and ask for the ASI Power Summit rate. Hurry, the discount hotel rate is subject to availability.

Travel Arrangements

When booking flight arrangements, please arrange for arrival by 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, and for mid-afternoon departure on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

We recommend that you fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, located 30 miles from the resort (a 40 minute drive). Click here for directions.

Certification Points

ASI's Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information (BASI) and Master of Advertising Specialty Information (MASI) certifications recognize the true industry experts who have the knowledge they need to be successful, and who've cultivated profitable and collaborative relationships with distributors, suppliers and decorators.

When you attend the Power Summit, you'll earn 15 BASI/MASI points. The rest of your points can be earned online 24/7, at ASI Shows, or at other major industry events.

Benefits for BASI and MASI holders include:

  • Invitations to exclusive cocktail receptions at The ASI Show

  • VIP access to select events, such as Keynotes at The ASI Show

  • A frameable certificate

  • The opportunity to participate in exclusive quarterly conference calls with ASI President and CEO Timothy Andrews

  • Recognition of your certification in ASI magazines and e-newsletters.

Complete your certification by logging onto ASI's Online Learning Center at www.asicentral.com/onlinelearning.

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