Attendee Frequently Asked Questions
Are ASD Las Vegas and ASD Market Week the same show?
Yes, we have re-branded ASD from ASD Las Vegas to ASD Market Week
What does ASD stand for?
Originally “ASD” stood for “Associated Surplus Dealers” when the show was first established in 1961. Today, “ASD” stands for “Affordable Shopping Destination”.
Where is ASD located in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Las Vegas Convention Center – 3150 Paradise Road
What are the dates for future events?
Please visit upcoming ASD Market Week Trade Shows for updated event and registration information.
Do I need to register for each ASD event separately?
Yes, you must register for each separate event so that we have the most current information for your business. Think of it as an RSVP to let us know you are coming to the show! Please check our website https://www.asdonline.com for updates regarding registration information.
Who can attend?
This is a Trade only event – qualified buyers and industry professionals only. This show is NOT open to the public. ASD Market Week is a wholesale business to business marketplace. On show open days, children under the age of 16 are NOT allowed on the show floor. Show management reserves the right to request proof of age for any person and restrict minors from the exhibitions floor at any time on any day for safety and liability reasons. No baby strollers are allowed on the exhibit floor.
How do I register?
Click on the registration box at the upper right corner of this page. If registration happens to be closed for a particular show, you can sign up to receive an email reminder once registration is open.
What is the cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend as a qualified Buyer if you register before the show opens. There is however, an onsite registration fee for those buyers
What are the registration requirements?
To be qualified as a buyer you must provide a business license or sales tax ID# to prove you can purchase wholesale goods.
If you are registering onsite you will need to pay a $50 onsite registration fee and provide at least 2 of the following documents:
- Business license or Tax ID #
- Business card
- Resale certificate
- Company check or company credit card
It’s important to plan ahead. Below is a checklist to help you prepare for your trip to ASD Market Week. Need more buyer resources before the show? Visit the ASD Blog.
- Make notes on your best-selling merchandise/products.
- Get feedback from your staff and colleagues.
- Research upcoming trends, making notes on price points and merchandise.
- Plan your open-to-buy (OTB).
- Register online to attend ASD and get important information about the show and its vendors.
- Book your hotel early to get the best rate and accommodations.
- Make appointments to see vendors through the ASD Matchmaking Service.
- Search the Vendor Directory and make appointments with vendors via the Show Planner. There, you can send vendors a direct message or plan a walking map of how you will walk the show, aisle by aisle.
- Re-sale certificate and tax id number.
Projections, OTB, and calendar appointments.
Business cards for the show floor and networking events.
Notebooks, pens, and calculators.
Mini stapler to staple cards to order sheets or cards into your notebook.
Large tote bag for all line sheets and catalogs.
Cell phone and charger.
Laptop for checking emails and working orders at night (in case you don’t want to use your hotel business center.)
At the Show
- Start your day early! ASD is a large show to get through.
- Use the Show Planner and/or pick up the ASD Directory to map out your day.
- Walk row by row, floor by floor. You never know what you may find!
- Don’t be shy. If you see a busy booth, ask what time would be good for you to come back.
- Network! Grab lunch or dinner with your market friends and share experiences.
- Set a goal of new vendors per market you will visit.
- Write your order at the show! It can be overwhelming to try to do it when you get back home.
Helpful Hints for Buyers
- DO NOT pay cash up-front.
Check to see if the company is registered with the Better Business Bureau or another major business directory such as Dun & Bradstreet. You can also find these by checking with your local Department of Consumer Affairs or the State Attorney General. This will also tell you if the company in question has any complaints against them.
Make sure that the company has a legitimate address.
Make sure that a legitimate phone number is available for each company. You can test this by calling the number and talking to a real person. You can leave a message, but you also should expect a phone call back in a timely manner.
Check with the state that the company is based out of and make sure it is licensed.
Never do business with a company that wants you to make immediate decisions or offers you deals that are too good to be true.
Use your own good judgment – more times than not your gut feeling will lead you in the right direction.
ASD OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED VENDORS
- Hotel & Travel – OnPeak
- Attendee/Exhibitor Email Provider – Reach Marketing
- Email List Rental Provider – Reach Marketing
- Lead Retrieval – Maritz Global Events
- Attendee/Exhibitor Registration – Maritz Global Events
- General Service for Onsite:
- Furnishings, Freight, Labor – Freeman
- Electrical – Freeman
- Onsite Catering – Centerplate
IMPORTANT – You may be contacted by third-party companies purportedly offering services related to the event. Please be aware that, despite potentially confusing language in their solicitations to you, many of these companies are not affiliated in any way with the event, are not endorsed by us, and may be offering services that are either subpar, misleading, or fraudulent. We do not in any way endorse or condone these companies and we are not responsible for their behavior. Any business arrangements regarding the event that you may make through unaffiliated third-party companies are at your own risk and expense.
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