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by Association For Creative Industries
January ​18-​22, 2018

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​18
Show floor open January 2​0-22


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International Business Seminars

S315: A Guide to Doing Business in the UK Craft Industry

sara5Date: Saturday, January 20
Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Location: Booth #1060
Speaker: Sara Davies, MBE, Founder and Creative Director, Crafter's Companion Ltd
Description: Crafter’s Companion founder, Sara Davies MBE explains everything you need to know about doing business in the UK. Included in the talk are topics such as the UK supply chain and demystifying VAT and taxes. Sara will also cover key areas such as importing products to the UK, working with distributors and key customers, and channel management tactics.

S406: Being Successful in the Textiles Crafts Market in Germany, Austria & Switzerland

David GilliverDate: Sunday, January 21
Time: 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Location: Booth #1060
​Speaker: David Gilliver, President, Initiative Handarbeit: Formerly European CEO for Coats Plc
Description:This session will provide market research data and key product groups, consumer data and information on distribution channels within the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

S506: Craft Trends in Japan & Japan Hobby Show Is Your Source For Ideas

takashi_picDate: Monday, January 22
Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Booth #1060
Speaker: Taskashi Kimura, Vice Chairman, Hobby Association of Japan/Chief Director, Japan Hobby Show
Description:Learn about the craft trends in Japan and how the Japan Hobby Show is the idea box for you.