ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 707 Distributors in the Great West


Moves to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Burlington and London, Canada This Week

TREVOSE, PA – May 4, 2009- The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 707 distributors and 60 supplier companies participated in the tour’s Great West 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, 6,895 distributors have attended the first 10 weeks of Advantages Roadshows. 

Distributors in Salt Lake City, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson and Phoenix spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The Advantages Roadshow was co-located with the Stitches Roadshow in Denver.  Attendees and exhibitors experienced 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.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • American Ad Bag, asi/35290 
  • Ash City, asi/37127 
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934 
  • Fields Manufacturing Inc., asi/54100  
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125 
  • Lanco Corp., asi/766224 
  • Numo, asi/74710 
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530 
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Staton Corp. and Casual, asi/89380 

A total of 184 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 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 now moves on to visit Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Burlington and London, Canada May 4-8 (Canada East).  The entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • BIC Graphic USA, asi/40480 
  • Bullet Line, asi/42424 
  • Canada Sportswear Corp., asi/43682 
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934   
  • Fersten Worldwide, asi/53974
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125 
  • Leeds, asi/66887 
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530 
  • SanMar Canada, asi/84864 
  • SnugZ USA, asi/88060 

“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.

“We had a great week.  The Advantages Roadshow really allowed us to spend quality face time with a large number of clients and prospects – more than we could see making traditional sales calls,” said supplier Melissa Hoffman, of Hufferman Inc., asi/62017.  “We were pleasantly surprised with the number of new contacts we made right in our own backyard.”

“For us, it’s all about making connections – and learning about innovative ways to better our business,” said distributor Arvon Rosenhan of A and B Associates, Salt Lake City.  “The Advantages Roadshow provides a quality environment to spend real time with leading suppliers and hot-topic education that I can apply to my business.”

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 Roadshow in six locations.  Visit