ASI Partners With International Organization To Help Recycle Surplus Trade Show Products

New environmental initiative debuts during ASI Chicago

TREVOSE, PA – July 9, 2019 – The ASI Show today announced that it’s partnering with an international organization to donate surplus promotional products to people and families in need after its upcoming three-day Chicago trade show.

Supplier exhibitors can drop off surplus non-perishable items at the designated area adjacent to the exhibitor service desk between 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the last day of ASI Chicago, which starts with a full day of free education on Tuesday, July 9.

“ASI Show is happy to do our part to help suppliers in the promotional products industry find a new home for their extra products while helping people in need throughout Chicago,” said Adham Faltas, assistant director of operations for ASI Show.

The products will be picked up by the Chicago Salvation Army for distribution. Receipts will be mailed if an in-kind donation form is filled out at the drop-off location.

ASI Chicago takes place Tuesday, July 9, through Thursday, July 11. In addition to two exhibit days, the show features free education, numerous networking activities, product demos and two keynotes. The show also attracted 19 distributor meetings, 14 of which are top 100 companies, including HALO Branded Solutions, Proforma, Taylor Communications, Geiger, AIA Corporation, American Solutions for Business, iPROMOTEu, Kaeser & Blair, Safeguard and more.

Show highlights include:

  • Motivational breakfast with Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott, Wednesday, July 10, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Abbott will inspire the audience with her story of surviving horrific injuries, finding purpose in life and paying it forward through her foundation, which helps rehabilitate others. Ticket required.
  • ASI Show Bash at I|O Godfrey, Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Chicago’s largest indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel. Ticket required.
  • Keynote with Luke Williams, Thursday, July 11, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Globally recognized innovator, inventor, disrupter will reveal a way of thinking that has the power to transform a distributor’s business.
  • Product Demonstrations. Both exhibit days. ASI will demo its redesigned ESP® virtual-sample tool along with updates to its ESP Presentations tool. ASI representatives will also be on hand to explain new ESP features like PrintGizmo, a free, value-added benefit for ESP users that connects ASI distributor members with high-quality, competitively priced printers, enabling them to efficiently source catalog or custom print products from a larger pool of providers.

For more information about donating surplus products, or to suggest another charitable initiative, please contact Adham Faltas at [email protected].

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 member distributors and suppliers, 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 which brings together suppliers and distributors who sell over a half of a million dollars 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 for more information about our full event portfolio.