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ASI Show and ST Media Announce Combined Event

The ASI Show Chicago Signage + Decoration Pavilion



The ASI Show (TM) and ST Media Group Intl. will cooperate in the launch of a new Signage + Decoration Pavilion at ASI’s Chicago trade show July 15-17, 2014 at McCormick Place.
The Signage + Decoration Pavilion will feature equipment, consumables, software and supplies related to sign manufacturing, promotional-products decoration, apparel decoration, and wide-format digital printing of graphics. In addition, visitors can also take advantage of special education workshops devoted to expanding or entering new businesses, as well as interactive demonstrations on various decorating processes.
The ASI Show Chicago is the largest ad-specialty event of the summer, typically attracting more than 4,000 distributors from nearly 2,000 firms. The 2014 Chicago show will feature a keynote by internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and entrepreneur Erik Wahl, as well as a half-day education program by renowned leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey.
The ASI Show hosts tradeshows in five cities per year (Orlando, Dallas, Long Beach, New York and Chicago) that annually attract 20,000 attendees and the most distributors of any industry event. Each show provides a complete tradeshow experience and features a full education conference, networking opportunities and a manageable one-floor/one-hall layout.
ST Media Group Intl. Inc. (Cincinnati), serves the visual-communications industries with trade publications, branded websites, a custom book division and industry events. Its trade publications reach more than 200,000 readers worldwide in the signage, graphics, retail, package-design and hospitality industries.

“ASI is delighted to launch a brand new pavilion with ST Media, a family-owned company with vast experience managing customer and supplier relationships,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show and president and chief executive officer of ASI. “The new pavilion is a great way to provide a one-stop destination for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their existing business or branching out into new business opportunities provided by adjacent markets. I encourage everyone attending the Chicago show to stop by.”

“ST is excited to be partnering with ASI to bring this new pavilion to life,” said Tedd Swormstedt, president, ST Media Group Intl. “ASI’s 50+year history in the advertising specialty market and ST’s 100+ years serving the signage, decoration and graphics markets present a very powerful combination. We see tremendous synergies between our core markets and a great opportunity to help professionals in both of our audiences discover new opportunities and possibilities.”

Official media sponsors of the new pavilion will be ST Media’s The Big Picture and Screen Printing magazines and its flagship publication, Signs of the Times, along with ASI’s Wearables and Stitches magazines.

ST Media will invite pre-qualified industry professionals to visit the pavilion and attend The ASI Show. Most prospective attendees are successful business owners or operators in the screenprinting, sign and wide-format-printing industries who are either already offering promotional products or who are interested in adding them to their existing lines.

For exhibit sales and ST Media Group advertising, contact Murray Kasmenn, Senior VP of Sales/Group Publisher. ASI members interested in buying advertising or sponsorships for the new pavilion can contact Karen DiTomasso, ASI’s vice president of sales for The ASI Show.



About The ASI Show
The ASI Show, created for active ASI member distributors and suppliers, attracts more distributors than any other industry show – with 20,000 attendees. Offering a full education conference, networking opportunities and a manageable one-floor/one-hall layout, The ASI Show provides a complete tradeshow experience. In five host cities per year (Orlando, Dallas, Long Beach, New York and Chicago), The ASI Show is ideal for advertising-specialty businesses searching for new ideas and new business. Additionally, The ASI Show runs the Advantages Roadshow, the ad-specialty industry’s most popular traveling show, and fASIlitate, ASI’s hosted buyer event.


About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of more than 25,000 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, tradeshows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at and on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

About ST Media Group Intl.
Located in Greater Cincinnati, OH, ST Media Group Intl. serves the visual- communications industries with trade publications that reach more than 200,000 readers, branded websites with more than 125,000 average monthly visits, a custom book division and industry events, including BDNY (Boutique Design New York) BDwest (Boutique Design West) and the IRDC (International Retail Design Conference), which draw more than 7,000 annual attendees. Media brands include Signs of the Times, Screen Printing, The Big Picture, Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en Español, VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design), Boutique Design and Package Design. For more information, visit




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