ASI’s exclusive hosted buyer event continues to be a big draw

The ASI Show have announced upcoming dates and location for its spring 2014 fASIlitate hosted buyer event.
ASI’s executive-level, invitation-only program for members was developed to foster high-level distributor and supplier relationships, while creating lucrative business opportunities. The spring fASIlitate will be Sunday, May 4, through Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lago Mar Resort and Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
“We chose a sophisticated retreat where fASIlitate participants can enjoy an intimate environment to develop new business relationships,” said Lorenz Hassenstein, Vice President and General Manager of The ASI Show. “The Lago Mar Resort and Club is sensibly located only 15 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale and 40 minutes from Miami making the location convenient and easily accessible from all parts of the country.”
ASI’s fASIlitate format features private, pre-set meetings between top-level decision makers from respected distributors and highly sought-after suppliers. Each 20-minute session takes place in the privacy of the supplier’s suite, guaranteeing uninterrupted, productive discussions. Distributors and suppliers must meet high qualifications and requirements before they are formally invited.
Quickly becoming the premier hosted buyer event within the ad specialty industry, fASIlitate has been able to successfully create a model that balances one-on-one presentations with fruitful networking opportunities. This allows our participants to take the conversations that start within the individual meetings to the next level, while enhancing the relationships being made.  
“The first fASIlitate debuted in October 2012, enjoyed huge success and has grown ever since,” said Karen DiTomasso, Vice President of Sales for The ASI Show. “April’s fASIlitate in Puerto Rico at the Gran Melia Resort delivered a top-notch program, bringing together 22 distributor and supplier companies. As a result, we are nearly sold out for September’s event at Montage Deer Valley in Utah, Tuesday, September 17, through Friday, September 20, right after ASI’s Power Summit.”
“Attending fASIlitate was a great opportunity,” said Susan Ingram from Idegy Inc, asi/229805. “I found it quite rewarding and have already started working with many of the suppliers on new projects and virtual ideas.”
“Standing ovation to you guys for pulling together a great group. Thank you for helping us grow our relationships with an impressive list of distributors,” said Jeanna Abercrombie from Pepco Promotional Products, asi/77280. “I have been working non-stop since I got back with several of the distributors.”
Additional dates for fASIlitate 2014 will be announced shortly. If you are a distributor interested in attending a future fASIlitate, please contact Donna Kirschman at or at 215-953-3628. If you are a supplier, please contact Karen DiTomasso at or at 215-953-3768. Visit for more information.