First promotional products business-building virtual event happening Thursday, June 4
TREVOSE, PA – May 19, 2020 – ASI Show® today announced the launch of fASI Virtual, a series of online business-building virtual events featuring three top suppliers presenting ideas and products to a group of select distributors and their invited end-buyer clients, taking place on Thursdays, June 4, June 18 and July 9.
“As part of ASI’s continuing effort to bring suppliers and distributors together in a virtual space, ASI Show is thrilled to introduce another online series that will help distributors prove their continuing relevancy to clients,” said Rita Ugianskis-Fishman, senior vice president and general manager of ASI Show. “At the same time, the virtual events will give suppliers an exclusive opportunity to discuss their products and brainstorm marketing strategies and campaigns aimed at the next critical phase of the coronavirus crisis: back to business.”
The virtual events are part of the highly successful fASIlitate hosted-buyer family of shows. The format balances presentations with networking opportunities, allowing high-level decision-makers from distributor firms to foster new relationships with sought-after suppliers while creating additional business opportunities.
Distributors will be able to invite up to two clients to each event, with confidentiality maintained. The first three virtual events take place on June 4, June 18 and July 9. Each 40- to 45-minute virtual event features up to 15 minutes for each of the three supplier presentations, including a Q&A. Each event will be recorded and emailed afterward to every distributor participant.
“Instead of your typical product demo, suppliers will also present marketing ideas, partner with distributors and become a vital part of storytelling while discussing what products are especially relevant now and through the economic recovery to come,” said Ugianskis-Fishman.
The fASI Virtual will be open to select, 3-, 4- and 5-star suppliers and distributors with pre-coronavirus promo sales volume of $500,000 or more. Distributors can click here to apply to attend.
As part of its overall response to today’s challenging business environment, ASI Show also launched “ASI Show at Home Presents: The Joe Show LIVE,” a weekly online version of the popular, long-running promotional products sourcing program, “The Joe Show.” The live webinar series is a virtual version of brick-and-mortar “The Joe Show Live,” taking place every Tuesday from 10-10:30 a.m. ET.
Suppliers can contact Paul Elmer, ASI’s VP of sales and supplier marketing, at [email protected] to apply to participate.
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 distributor and supplier members, 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 that connects highly sought-after suppliers with distributors who sell over half a million dollars annually 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 asishow.com for more information about our full event portfolio.