ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 847 Distributors for Pacific Segment


Moves to Van Nuys, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix Next Week

TREVOSE, PA – February 13, 2009  The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced today that preliminary numbers show 847 distributors and 67 supplier companies participated in the Pacific segment, part of the 18-week 2009 tour.
The largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry consistently delivers more attendees in a single day than other traveling shows attract in an entire week.  Over 11,000 distributors, suppliers and decorators attended the ASI Advantages Roadshows in 2008. A total of 2,183 distributors have attended the first three weeks of this year’s tour. 

Distributors in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Concord spent time with leading suppliers introducing new advertising specialties for the start of the year.  The impressive exhibitor list included: 

  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461   
  • Debco, asi/48885 
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125   
  • Lanco Corp., asi/66224 
  • Molenaar LLC, asi/71980    
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Stouse, asi/89910 

A total of 228 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 Van Nuys, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix from February 16-20 (California 1 series). The Advantages Roadshow will be co-located with the Stitches Roadshow in Phoenix, giving attendees and exhibitors two shows in one, and giving decorators the opportunity to meet equipment, software, supply and service providers face-to-face, see new wearables vendors, enjoy valuable education and network with other decorators.

To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:  

  • American Greenwood Inc., asi/35500 
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37461  
  • Avaline, asi/37590 
  • Custom HBC Corp., asi/47934    
  • Debco, asi/48885  
  • Enduraline, asi/52480 
  • Fields Manufacturing Inc., asi/54100
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125   
  • Hotline Products, asi/61960 
  • Lanco Corp., asi/66224
  • Molenaar LLC, asi/71980   
  • Numo, asi/74710 
  • SanMar, asi/84863  
  • Staton Corporate and Casual, asi/89380 
  • Whispering Pines Sportswear, asi/97027
  • World Wide Lines Inc., asi/98290  

“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 personally connected with a terrific number of distributors,” said Wisconsin supplier Jeff Mann of Wov-In Line.  “These were quality contacts – and a lot of them.  We’ll definitely be back.”

“We met with so many leading suppliers I almost lost count,” said Seattle distributor Tyler Newland, of Evergreen Print Solutions.  “It’s a great way to do business efficiently, without having to travel too far or spend a lot of money.”

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