Why Attend the ASI Show
It’s great to see a lot of people when you come to a trade show, but when does it become just scan and go with the hope of follow up? At the ASI Show, suppliers and distributors have time to speak about client projects so you can get real work done in your few days out of the office.
New in 2018, come to the New Product Preview to close out Education Day and find new – and only new – products before the floor opens. Then when you’re on the floor, look for the red exclamation point that says ‘New Product’ in suppliers’ booths to clearly identify their new product features. We make it easy.
When you attend our show as an ASI member, you’re going to be treated as family. If you’re not a member yet, here’s why you need to join today. Benefit from free admission to the show floor, ticket discounts, member-only ticket availability, services to make your show experience easier and more affordable, and more.
Plus, ample opportunities to learn, network and have fun.
Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) is the promotional product industry’s largest membership organization offering media, technology, marketing and education to help cultivate success and community. We strive to provide a culture of support and care with the best service, products, education, research and content available to help our members succeed, every step of the way.
||7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Exhibitor Setup||8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|How to Get the Most Out of Your Trade Show Experience||9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.|
|Education Sessions||10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Meet the Experts Lunch (first come, first served)
Contributing Partners: 3M/Promotional Market, asi/91240; ADG Promotional Products, asi/97270; Fields Mfg., asi/54100; Magnet America, asi/68519; Riteline, asi/82498; SanMar, asi/84863; Shoefly Designs, asi/87150; Showdown Displays, asi/87188 and Webb Company, asi/95838.
|1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|New Product Preview||5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.|
|Registration Open||7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Sell to Win
Contributing Partner: Otto International Inc., asi/75350; Riteline LLC, asi/82498
|8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.|
|Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.||
|Education Power Sessions||11:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m.|
|Cocktail Reception in the Corporate Gifts & Incentives Pavilion||3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.|
|Counselor® Distributor Choice Awards||5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.|
|ASI Show Bash at SeaWorld
Contributing Partners: ALightPromos, asi/34194; Max Apparel, asi/69706; Tranter Graphics, asi/91880
|7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.|
|Registration Open||7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.|
|BASI/MASI Breakfast (for those who have earned their ASI certification)||7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.|
|Keynote with Kevin O’Leary||8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.|
|Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||
|Education Power Sessions||10:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.|
|Closing Celebration||1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.|
|Passport Plus Drawing||1:15 p.m.|
Thursday, January 4
8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – FREE!
|If you want to expand your business in 2018, get compelling, pragmatic advice from super-entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, a “Shark” investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, a financial expert and a best-selling author.|
|Why do some entrepreneurs successfully start a business, only to fail when it begins to grow?|
|Are the skills needed to open a business different than those required to run one?|
|… and he will, while also sharing tactics on how to successfully grow your company.|
O’Leary knows exactly what it takes – he launched his first company from his basement with a $10,000 loan from his mother; just a few years later, he sold it for more than $4 billion. And, he has over 20 years of experience investing in private companies and riding the transition from startup through geometric growth to managing a multi-million dollar enterprise.
As the son of a travelling international business expert, Kevin O’Leary was educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland. After completing his MBA in 1980 at The Richard Ivey School of Business – where he serves as a board member – he founded Special Event Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming. In 1986 he founded SoftKey Software Products, the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry; Mattel acquired the company $4.2 billion in 1999.
In 2003, O’Leary co-founded Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities; in 2007 the company was acquired by In Storage REIT for $110 million. In 2007, he became a founding investor and director of Boston-based Stream Global Services Inc., an international business outsourcing company. He’s also the chairman of O’Shares Investments, the founder and chief sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, and a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CTV.