Powerful keynotes, industry insights and valuable connections highlight promo’s premier event; attendees include 30+ execs on the Counselor Power 50 list
TREVOSE, PA – September 27, 2019 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI), the largest member organization in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry, today announced registration closes in 30 days for the ASI Power Summit, Sunday, October 27, through Tuesday, October 29, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA. Promo’s premier event features two powerful keynotes, game-changing global strategies, in-depth learning, boundary-pushing debates and valuable industry connections.
The 2019 Power Summit is nearly sold out. To date, registration is up 39% over 2018, with more prior attendees attending, citing the strength of last year’s agenda. Participants include over 30 executives on the prestigious Counselor Power 50 list, including Norm Hullinger, CEO of alphabroder, the number-one supplier on the Counselor Top 40 list, with $1.6 billion in sales; HALO Branded Solutions CEO Marc Simon, the 2019 Counselor Person of the Year; Jo-an Lantz, Geiger president/CEO and a past International Person of the Year; Gemline Chairman/CEO Jonathan Isaacson; Sweda Senior Vice President Kellie Claudio; The Magnet Group CEO/owner Bill Korowitz, a past Counselor Person of the Year; and AIA President/CEO Matt Gresge.
“The ASI Power Summit is in its 13th year of bringing together senior-level power players for three days of memorable experiences and outstanding, peer-to-peer discussions,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Participating in the Power Summit is really an investment in yourself, a proven way to position your company for a successful 2020 and beyond at a time when worldwide markets are changing at an unprecedented pace.”
The Power Summit includes a special rate for Notable Newcomers, first-time attendees ready to network, master best practices and get up to speed on the most pressing topics facing the promo industry, including trade wars, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions, selling to Gen Z and capitalizing on foreign markets, along with a supplier/distributor debate on why order errors are increasing and what the industry can do in response.
This year’s keynote speakers are TEDTalk motivational speaker and change agent Dan Thurmon, president of Motivation Works Inc., and Inky Johnson, who turned tragedy into triumph after a devastating football injury.
Industry panelists participating in the Power Summit include Hullinger; Debbie Abergel, executive vice president of Top 40 distributor Jack Nadel Int’l; and Chris Anderson, CEO of Top 40 supplier HUB Promotional Group.
Plus, ASI’s Counselor magazine will host a special celebratory dinner to unveil the names of the highest-ranking executives on the 2019 Power 50 list, an annual compilation of the most powerful people in promo.
Participants can also enjoy luxury golf, paddle boarding in the Pacific or a backstage, up-close visit to the world-class San Diego Zoo, along with two cocktail parties, music, arcade games and a competitive Whack-A-Mole game to raise money for the San Diego Shelter to Soldier, which brings together post-9/11 combat veterans with trained rescue dogs to help recover and move forward.
Testimonials from past attendees include:
For more information, to register for the ASI Power Summit and to reserve hotel accommodations, please contact Tricia Walter, ASI manager of corporate events, at [email protected]. Click here to review the agenda.
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 55 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info: asicentral.com.