ASI Show Chicago Education Schedule
 
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW IN 2017!
  • 44 ALL-NEW COURSES for every level of industry experience and interest
  • 90-MINUTE WORKSHOPS anchor the end of the Business Management, Sales Success and Social Media & Marketing tracks, to tie all the courses together
  • NEW SPEAKERS and returning favorites offer their expertise
  • ALL-NEW TRACKS, like the Sparking Ideas & Mastering Niche Markets track, which features energizing 15-minute sessions similar to “TED Talks”
  • SUPPLIER-DISTRIBUTOR BRAINSTORMING lets you network with colleagues from across the industry
  • NO PRE-REGISTRATION is required for courses – simply view the schedule below, plan the courses you want to attend, and we’ll see you in the classroom!

 
TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 • EDUCATION DAY
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
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Sponsored by
 
8:15 a.m.-
8:45 a.m.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Trade Show ExperienceHosted by Matthew Cohn, ASI
9:00 a.m.-
9:50 a.m.
Customer Acquisition Secrets: Convert Total Strangers to Clients Turn It Up a Notch: Get in the Millionaire Mindset Generations and Gender: Understand and Reach Each Group Online Expand Your Business: How Gifts and Incentives Help Distributors Prosper Mastering Niche Markets: Healthcare and Education ESP Overview Adobe Illustrator: Master the Fundamentals, Plus Power Tips and Tricks

* We recommend that you bring your own laptop, loaded with Adobe Illustrator software, to this session.
 
10:00 a.m.-
10:50 a.m.
Referral Basics: Strengthen Your Sales Network Today Interpret Buyer Behavior: How Their Personality Impacts Your Strategy Use LinkedIn and Facebook as Your Selling Platforms Get Ready to Sell: Become a Gifts and Incentives Expert Mastering Niche Markets: Finance and Technology Streamline Your Business with the All-New ESP Order Management System  
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Crush Your Competition: Beat Websites, Local Distributors and Price-Cutters 25 Mistakes Salespeople Make and How to Avoid Them Retire Your Rolodex: Use Social Media to Find Prospects and Grow Your Business Incentive Success Stories: Distributors Share Their Secrets Mastering Niche Markets: Trade Shows and Sporting Events ESP Websites: Easy Ways to Enhance Your Site and Boost Your Sales 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
CorelDRAW Insider: Designing and Decorating Tips and Tricks


* We recommend that you bring your own laptop, loaded with CorelDRAW software, to this session.
 
Noon Noon-1:00 p.m.
Meet the Experts Lunch
(Ticket Required)
Co-Sponsored by: Best Promotions USA LLC, asi/40344; Custom Color Solutions, asi/47905; LarLu, asi/66390; Budgetcard, Inc., asi/42393; Aunt Beth's Cookie Keepers, asi/37465; A+ Career Apparel & Image-Wear, asi/84835; ADG Promotional Products, asi/97270; Landway, asi/66238; Medalcraft Mint, Inc., asi/70130; Riteline, asi/82498; Showdown Displays, asi/87188; Snugz/USA, Inc., asi/88060; Webb Company, asi/95838
          Noon-12:50 p.m.
Master Your Digital Marketing Strategy with ASI Products
   
1:00 p.m.-
1:50 p.m.
1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
Overcome Objections and Close More Sales Now
1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
The Art of the Sales Pitch: Perfect Your Techniques
1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
The Customer Experience Is Everything: Stand Out Online or in Person
    ESP Email Marketing: Create Sales Easily with ASI’s New Email Marketing Platform Become a Heat-Press Pro and Accelerate Your Profits  
2:00 p.m.-
2:50 p.m.
2:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
The $100K Workshop: Grow From Zero to Six Figures Fast
2:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
The Closing for Champions Workshop: Win the Sales Game
2:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
The Social Media Success Workshop: Discover Today's Best Tools and Sites
  2:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Sparking Ideas Talks: Inspiring Your Success
Streamline Your Business with the All-New ESP Order Management System  
3:00 p.m.-
3:50 p.m.
  Master Your Digital Marketing Strategy with ASI Products Where Versatility Meets Profitability: Master Full-Color Digital Printing Brainstorming Solutions to the Industry's Hottest Issues (Refreshments provided; suppliers, distributors and decorators welcome)
3:30 p.m.-
4:30 p.m.
Family Business Reception: 8 Ways to Improve Your Family Dynamics - Hosted by Dr. Steve Treat, Council for Relationships
4:00 p.m.-
5:00 p.m.
Education Day Cocktail Networking Reception - Sponsored by STAHLS', asi/88984 & Transfer Express, asi/91804
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017, 2017 • EXHIBIT DAY ONE
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
8:30 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
Motivational Breakfast with Coach Ken Carter (Ticket Required)
Co-Sponsored by: Bodywell USA Inc., asi/40791 & Charles River Apparel, asi/44620
10:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m.
EXHIBIT FLOOR OPEN
 
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Avoid the Top 10 Embroidery Mistakes
Noon-
12:50 p.m.
Digital Appliqué and Multimedia: Combine the Best of Both Worlds
1:30 p.m.-
2:20 p.m.
Discover Today's Headwear Styles and Decorating Trends
2:30 p.m.-
3:20 p.m.
Sublimation Workshop: Grow Your Bottom Line
3:00 p.m.-
5:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception in the NEW Corporate Gifts and Incentives Pavilion
Location: Corporate Gifts and Incentives Pavilion in the 1900 and 2000 aisles - Cash Bar
Happy Hour on the Show Floor
Sponsored by: Alternative Apparel, asi/34850
6:30 p.m.-
9:30 p.m.
ASI Show Bash at I|O Godfrey (Ticket required)
Product Co-Sponsors: Ad Bands, asi/34345; ALight Promos, asi/34194; Next Level Apparel, asi/73867; Logo Mats, LLC, asi/67849; Radius Display Products, asi/49916; Tranter Graphics, Inc., asi/91880
6:30 p.m.-
10:30 p.m.
Counselor Awards (Ticket required)
THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017 • EXHIBIT DAY TWO
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
7:30 am.-
8:15 a.m.
BASI/MASI Breakfast Reception (Invitation only) – Hosted by Timothy M. Andrews
8:30 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
Daymond John's "Shark" Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
10:00 a.m.-
3:30 p.m.
EXHIBIT FLOOR OPEN
 
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Add Print and Heat Transfers to Your Embroidery Shop Today
Noon-
12:50 p.m.
Pump Up Your Embroidery Profits With Safety and Special Effects
1:30 p.m.-
2:20 p.m.
For Embroiderers and Digital Printers: Build a Profitable Pricing Sheet
3:30 p.m.-
4:00 p.m.
Closing Celebration (Passport Plus drawing at 3:45 p.m.)