ASI Show Launches One-Day Networking And Education Event in Phoenix

Free registration is open for ASI Roadshow Plus tabletop show happening this June

TREVOSE, PA – March 10, 2020 – The ASI Show® today announced free registration is open for the brand-new ASI Roadshow Plus networking and education event taking place Tuesday, June 23, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The one-day, hands-on ASI Roadshow Plus event provides distributors with product sourcing in an intimate tabletop setting while offering opportunities for building relationships with supplier partners and invited end-buyers. Plus, distributors can gain insight into hot topics during panel discussions featuring experts from throughout the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. ASI is partnering with the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AZPPA) for the event.

“We’re thrilled to offer distributors in and around Arizona a resourceful way to take advantage of the premium networking and education offered at ASI’s larger trade shows without having to travel too far or spend too much,” said Rita Ugianskis-Fishman, senior vice president and general manager of ASI Show. “Our ultimate goal is to help suppliers and distributors cultivate stronger relationships, discover new products and achieve greater success.”

Highlights of the new Roadshow Plus event include:

  • Phoenix Tabletop Event with Education, Tuesday, June 23, at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North, featuring a panel discussion on industry hot topics moderated by Melissa Hoffman, regional business development manager, Bag Makers (asi/37940), 8:45-10 a.m.: “Why Are Order Errors Increasing?,” “Is Consolidated Spending the Future of the Industry?” and “Selling to a New Generation of Buyers.”
  • Panelists are: Nancy Gosewisch, U.S. partner, Browse 25 (asi/42207); Eileen Joy Spitalny, co-founder and president, Fairytale Brownies (asi/53518); and Kathy Finnerty Thomas, president, Stowebridge Promotion Group (asi/337500).
  • Exhibits and lunch follow the discussions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ASI members are invited to bring their clients into the sourcing process and give them a hands-on experience that will make existing business relationships even stronger.

Currently, there are no coronavirus-related restrictions on travel within the U.S., and ASI shows and events are proceeding as scheduled. ASI Show will continue to assess risk systematically, working in order of scheduled events, and will share information as soon as it’s available. Please check the ASI Show website ( for updates and look for ASI emails with the latest information.

For more info on the ASI Roadshow Plus event in Phoenix contact Mike Keller, ASI’s executive director of supplier marketing, at (215) 953-3658, or [email protected].

Free registration is also open for the Toronto ASI Roadshow Plus tabletop event with education, Tuesday, June 16, at the Montecassino Vaughan Event Centre in the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, featuring a panel discussion on industry hot topics moderated by Neil Piitz, owner of Differenciate Consulting, 8:45-10 a.m.: “A Look into the Future,” “The Role of a Multi-Line Rep” and “Buying Direct and Industry Consolidation.” Exhibits and lunch follow the discussions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more info on the Toronto-area ASI Roadshow Plus, contact Michelle Merrifield, ASI Canada business consultant, at (800) 326-7378 (ext. #3643) or [email protected].

About ASI Show
The ASI Show Family of Events – ASI Show, fASIlitate, fASI500 and the ASI Roadshow in the U.S. and Canada – 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, Fort Worth 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 select hotels across the country. FASI500is a new hosted buyer event which brings together suppliers and distributors who sell over a half a million dollars in the promotional products industry. The ASI Roadshow visits top cities across North America and gives distributors an opportunity to escort their top clients. Visit for more information about our full event portfolio.