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by Association For Creative Industries
January 16-20, 2020

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​16
Show floor open January 18-20

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Meet Our Creativation 2020 Partners!

AFCI is excited to welcome these four organizations to Creativation 2020:

The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)

TNNA logoThe National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) is the professional home for the needlearts market and is dedicated to the vision of successful independent businesses inspiring neeedlearts in every community every day.

 In 2020, TNNA's Winter Market will be at Creativation 2020! The TNNA Pavilion, located on the show floor, will be home to TNNA's exhibitors and supporters. With this exciting co-location, more suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, buyers, and industry supporters within the cross stitch/counted thread, knitting/crochet, spinning and weaving, and yarn markets will be in Phoenix to make connections, showcase new products, and discover new trends.

Alliance of Independent Retailers (AIR)

AIR logoThe Alliance of Independent Retailers (AIR) is dedicated to the growth and support of brick and mortar retailers within the creative industries. AIR will discuss what's next in 2020 and host roundtable discussions on the needs of their member stores for sales growth.  Presentations by leading industry manufacturers and conversations will include industry trends and social media methods to bring light to the events and promotions of each member store.

The Collins Group LogoThe Collins Group will hold its Retailer Symposium on Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17. The Symposium will feature: Product Lightning Round where vendors will unveil their new releases and have lots of giveaways, nine 90-minute class sessions taught by vendors and specially designed for retailers to take back and re-teach in their stores, and a Sample Making Frenzy/Order Writing Event featuring make-and-takes from a number of their vendors. Visit to learn more and to register!

Crafters' Home

Crafters' Home LogoCrafters' Home, the largest international group of independent scrapbook, stamping, and papercraft retailers will offer classes on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 for their members. 


The Hedgehog Hollow

The-Hedgehog-Hollow-FaviconThe Hedgehog Hollow is responsible for all Creativation photography.


Thank You to Our Creativation 2020 ​Sponsors!