ASD Las Vegas Reports Significant Increase In Attendance
Nation's Longest Running Merchandise Trade Show Featured 2,400 Exhibitors And 610,000
Square Feet Of Exhibit Space
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2010 -- Over 2,400 exhibitors displayed hundreds of thousands of
products across 100 categories including Gift, Jewelry, Style & Beauty and Value & Variety at the Sands Expo
Center and Las Vegas Convention Center February 28 – March 3rd. Covering just over 610,000 net square feet of
exhibit space the nation’s longest running merchandise trade show continued its “evolution of ASD” with
specialized sections attracting every type of buyer including independent retailers, department stores, national
chains and internet retailers amongst the over 45,000 attendees. The total number of buyers in attendance
increased 15 percent over the previous year.
Representing over 85 countries across 6 continents, buyers came prepared to write orders in nearly every type of
product category including fashion accessories, home décor, gift and many others. Buyers from Latin American
countries including Mexico, Argentina, and Costa Rica, amongst others, increased by over 33%.
Exhibitors, Buyers, and Speakers gave accounts of a lively atmosphere and plenty of order writing. “ASD Las
Vegas has so much to offer, I can’t wait to share it with my retail clients” said Cathy Donovan Wagner, first-time
speaker, retail expert and founder of Retail Mavens. For many it was a sign of positive growth within the retail
industry “This was probably our best show ever” said Judy Gillman, President of Stockwell Greetings, a greeting
cards wholesaler that primarily sells to the value channel.
Seminars are an important component of the trade show experience for attendees and speakers alike according to
Cathy Aggelopoulos, Past President of the Internet Merchants Association “ASD Las Vegas, around which the
IMA centers its own conference, is a highlight for us. Our members come away newly energized by the wealth of
resources and connection