ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 545 Distributors in California

Moves to Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha, Overland Park, and St. Louis Next

TREVOSE, PA – September 25, 2009 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 545 distributors participated in the tour’s California II week, part of the 18-week 2009 schedule.

The largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry consistently delivers more attendees than other traveling shows.  Over 11,000 distributors, suppliers and decorators attended the ASI Advantages Roadshows in 2008.  To date, 10,160 distributors have attended the first 16 weeks of Advantages Roadshows. 

Distributors in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, and Greater Los Angeles spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • AZX Sport, asi/30250 
  • Ash City, asi/37127 
  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461 
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934 
  • Leashables By Oralabs, asi/66715 
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707 
  • Numo, asi/74710 
  • Redline, asi/81133 
  • Stouse Inc., asi/89910 
  • Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917 

A total of 110 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 “Build Your Distributorship through Better Marketing” session, which provides expert marketing tips.   

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 [email protected], or their ASI Show rep, at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha, Overland Park, and St. Louis October 12-16 (Midwest IV). The Advantages Roadshow co-located with the Stitches Roadshow in select cities, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one, 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.

Click here to register and to see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • AZX Sport, asi/30250 
  • All-In-One, asi/34256 
  • CFS Promotions For Now!, asi/42989 
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934 
  • Debco, asi/48885 
  • Heritage Sportswear, asi/60582 
  • Marathon Mfg/Prestige Lines, asi/68707 
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530 
  • SanMar, asi/84863 
  • Stouse Inc., asi/89910 
  • Target Industries, asi/90640 

“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.

“Aside from making numerous new business connections, we had a lot of fun reconnecting with old friends,” said David Monahan, president of Monahan & Associates.  “The Advantages Roadshow consistently delivers a productive sales-building event – allowing us to introduce our new products and services to hundreds of quality distributors in just one week.”

“The ASI Roadshow we attended in Ontario, California was packed with information,” said Mike Gaxiola, of Designs by Vista (asi/179692). “I really saw that the vendors are so up to speed on offerings for this economy. They were very informative and offered products that still meet customers’ demands and budgets. We hope that all who attended were as impressed as we were, and we also were treated to some one-on-one training with ESP Online.”

For more information about the Advantages Roadshow and for the full 2009 schedule across 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 Roadshowin six locations.  Visit ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, CEO’s blog and the ASI Social Network.