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Distributor registration tracking ahead; additional hotel rooms just added

TREVOSE, PA – December 15, 2011 – The ASI Show in Orlando is promising to be the “show of choice” for 2012, with ASI adding more hotel rooms and more booths to keep pace with demand. The larger show floor includes two new pavilions debuting in 2012 – the Incentives and New Exhibitor pavilions.

ASI Orlando, the ad specialty industry’s largest event on the East Coast, takes place January 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center. Free registration for members ends Monday, December 19. Click here for registration and information on a full slate of education, the new gala at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Counselor Distributor Choice awards and an electrifying election year keynote with Bill O’Reilly and James Carville.

The long list of Top 40 suppliers already committed to the show includes Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125), Leed’s (asi/66887), Bodek and Rhodes (asi/40788), SanMar (asi/84863), BIC Graphic North America (asi/40480) and Norwood (asi/74400). American Solutions for Business (asi/120075), Brown & Bigelow (asi/148500), Geiger (asi/202900) and AIA (asi/109480) are among the Top 40 hosting large sales meetings at Orlando.

“ASI is responding full force to growing demand, making sure Orlando is the 2012 show of choice, packed with nonstop education, networking and sales-building opportunities,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Response has been so great it’s forced us to add more hotel rooms at our host hotels. Distributor registration is already tracking ahead of last year and we’ve added a number of new exhibitors as word keeps spreading about the show.”

The Live from the No-Spin Zone keynote and Q&A with best-selling author and Fox host Bill O’Reilly and Democratic political consultant and CNN contributor James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is Wednesday, January 18, at 8 a.m. The keynote is co-sponsored by Pepco Poms (asi/77280) and Showdown Displays (asi/87188). Click here for a special video message from Bill O’Reilly. Tickets to a VIP breakfast and meet and greet with James Carville are still available.

ASI is also hosting a rocking new gala and dance party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m., featuring amazing scenery, landmark displays like the Tree of Life and unforgettable rides.

Upcoming 2012 ASI Shows are Dallas (February 1-3), San Diego (April 2-4), New York (May 8-10) and Chicago (July 17-19).

To learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities for 2012, contact Karen DiTomasso, vice president of sales, at kditomasso@asicentral.com.

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 27,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web is the industry's leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products. A family-owned business since 1962, ASI also provides online research, marketing, advertising opportunities, trade shows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at www.asicentral.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.



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