ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts Hundreds of Distributors in Eastern Canada

Visits Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville April 18-21

TREVOSE, PA – April 15, 2011 – The Advantages Roadshow drew hundreds of distributors to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Burlington this week.

The first nine weeks of the 2011 Roadshow tour have attracted 4.931 distributors, making it the advertising specialty industry’s best-attended traveling show. The impressive exhibitor list for the eastern Canada leg of the 2011 tour included:

  • Bag Makers, asi/37940
  • BamBams, asi/38228
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • Fersten Worldwide, asi/53974
  • Headwear Canada, asi/60281
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leed’s, asi/66887
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • SanMar Canada, asi/84864
  • Technosport Canada, asi/90703
  • Windmill Canada, asi/97249

Attendees said they loved the show.

“Connections, connections, connections. That’s what the roadshows are all about,” said supplier Dale Ross from Hit Promotional Products. “The roadshow always delivers and provides a huge boost in tricky times.”

“In a few short hours, I discovered hundreds of hot items and gathered numerous money-making ideas,” said distributor Laura Tipple, president of The Right Way Company. “The Advantages Roadshow couldn’t be easier to attend, or more productive.”

A total of 100 attendees 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 all-new “Increase Sales and Streamline Your Operations With Insider Tips on ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services.

The “Getting Started” and “Exhibitor Presents” classes can be applied toward certification credit in the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program. In addition, new distributors get a free ASI Distributor Success System (value $399) for attending the “Getting Started” and ESP classes.

The show co-locates with the Stitches Roadshow in select cities, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one and 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.

Additionally, the brand-new ASI Holiday Preview Tour will visit Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia this fall. Featuring a full-day schedule, including education, tabletop exhibits and a networking reception, the ASI Holiday Preview Tour is the perfect place to prepare for the busy fourth quarter. Visit for details.

“As the industry rebounds and we enjoy a stronger 2011, the Advantages Roadshow presents the perfect selling showcase,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show. “Suppliers will meet hundreds of distributors each week, making the Roadshow the most efficient sales tool available.”

All distributors are invited to attend the Advantages Roadshow for free, and can 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 moves on to visit Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville April 18-21.  To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:

  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • CFS Promotions For Now!, asi/42989
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Delta Apparel, asi/48172
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Hotline Products, asi/61960
  • Logo Mats, asi/67849
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Pioneer Balloon Co., asi/78200
  • Sabina, asi/84470
  • Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917

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 2011, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshowin three locations. Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.


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