Build upon your expertise with a full day of education before the show opens, plus sessions are held right on the show floor, all taught by subject-matter experts and industry leaders!
Networking events sprinkled throughout the show, including receptions and prize drawings. Recharge before gearing up for the busy selling season, meet new people and have fun.
See the products you've researched online, discover unique products you weren't aware of, ask questions and collaborate with suppliers over two days.
Creating the right connections at the right show yields results!
"I found a lot of new products that I was able to take back to my clients. I quickly made sales from the show."
"It opens the market for people who've never heard of existing vendors and are excited to find new areas/supplies to offer to their clients."
"I learned things from my education sessions that are helping me reach my career goals."
"The opportunity to speak directly with suppliers to gain knowledge from their experience is invaluable. Learning supplier processes oftentimes helps me as a distributor manage client expectations from the start."
"I'm new to business, and an area that I struggle with is having a good idea of what is out there to offer clients. It can be overwhelming. The show provided great insight into products and how to position myself in various markets."
"This was my first ASI Show. I saw some exciting new products that I was not aware of. I immediately pitched them to my customers and landed a huge opportunity. Definitely worth my time!"
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Don't miss this lively, illuminating discussion with ASI Vice Chairman Matthew Cohn and four industry executives as they delve into the hot topics affecting the promo marketplace today, such as inflation, the increasing demand for sustainable branded merch, and evolving purchasing trends among buyers. Our industry pros will share their insights and pain points, and offer real solutions to help you strategize for the second half of 2022 and plan for success in 2023. The panelists are Teresa Fang, VP of supply chain for Counselor Top 40 supplier alphabroder; Trevor Gnesin, owner/CEO of Counselor Top 40 supplier Logomark; Tammy Cernuska Hoth, executive sales manager of distributor Cotton Candy Global Marketing; and Ross Silverstein, president/CEO of Counselor Top 40 distributor iPROMOTEu.
Join us for a beautiful cruise along Lake Michigan, complete with a delicious dinner, fireworks, open bar with a signature drink and lots of networking opportunities! We will be boarding beginning at 6:30 p.m. and leaving the dock promptly at 7:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will be available from our designated hotels to Navy Pier. Get your advance tickets when you register for the show before June 30 and pay $50/ticket!
Thursday, July 21, 2022 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Free Coffee, Hot Tea & Pastries
In this fast-paced session, Nate Kucsma, ASI's senior executive director of research, and Christopher Ruvo, ASI Media's news director, will reveal hot-off-the-presses exclusive data from Counselor's State of the Industry issue, including which markets are primed for growth, sales strategies that are resonating with buyers and case histories to help you grow sales. Joe Haley, ASI Media's Product Editor, will also be on stage to showcase new products directly from the ASI Chicago Show floor that tie in with the hottest merch and market trends.
First 50 attendees will receive free beach towels courtesy of
The night before the show floor opens, enjoy light snacks and an open bar during this exclusive preview of NEW products (and ONLY new products) that suppliers will highlight in their booths on both Exhibit Days.
The best way to end your ASI Show Chicago experience is at the Closing Celebration, where you can collect new friends' business cards and relax before heading home over complimentary snacks, beer, wine and other beverages while enjoying live music.
Exciting prizes will also be given away during the ASI Passport drawing. Winner must be present to receive the grand prize and first prize.
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