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by Association For Creative Industries
January 14-18, 2021

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​14
Show floor open January 16-18

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​November 15th 2016 - Exhibitor News

Dear Creativation Friend,

There are only 64 days until Creativation begins. Buyer registration is up from this time last year. Programs are selling out. Our attendees are ready. Are you?

Read this newsletter to learn about the networking events our attendees are excited for, information about new discounted hotels, and other opportunities for your business at Creativation. For more exhibitor news, read our archived newsletters here.


Maximize Your Exhibit Investment

Did you miss our Maximize Your Exhibit Investment webinar? Don’t worry. We recorded the webinar, so you can still learn how to maximize your time and dollars at the trade show.

Watch here.


New Product Networking Event Almost Sold Out

Buyers are signing up to see new products before the trade show floor opens. Will they see yours?

Advertise your products in the New Product Showcase, and enjoy the opportunity to meet these buyers and tell them why they should place an order at your booth the next day.

The New Product Networking Event will be held on Friday, January 20 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm and is exclusively for exhibitors advertising their new products in the New Product Showcase.

The deadline to submit your product to the New Product Showcase is December 1. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Submit here.


What Does Creativation Have In Store for You?

Creativity. Education. Innovation. Inspiration. Watch this video and find what your creative business will discover at Creativation.

Phoenix Feature

New Discounted Hotel Rooms Added

Arriving to Creativation early? We’ve got you covered. Book your stay at one of these hotels with rooms available on or before Thursday, January 19.\

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown

The Westin Phoenix Downtown


Our discounted hotel rates are only guaranteed through January 5.

Book now!

Featured Program

Cocktails, Charity and CREATE

The Creativation Celebration is an informal, charitable event where you can have a good time and applaud the creative industry’s most inspiring individuals. Come as you are, partake in a free cocktail hour and appetizers in CREATE’s maker space and finish your evening with some fun and delicious food at the Arizona Science Center.  Honor and meet this year’s Industry Award recipients and CHA Hall of Fame Inductees.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Kids In Need Foundation.

Industry Awards Recipients

  • Mark Peters, Duncan Enterprises
  • Therese Hennessy, The Honor Scrapbook
  • ShurTech Brands

Read the press release.

CHA Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Dave Catanzarite, Darice and Pat Catan’s
  • Emma Gebo, Crafts Inc., dba SIERRA'S
  • Jerry Hacker, Dee’s Delights
  • Catherine Kay, Elam – Kay & Associates
  • Bob Ross, Joy of Painting Company

Read the press release

Buy your ticket at the reduced price of just $99. The Creativation Celebration will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.

Register here

Featured Sponsorship

Exclusive Sponsorship: Creativation Show Tote Bag

It's back - one of the most desirable sponsorship opportunities! The Creativation Show Tote gets picked up at the registration area and carried from the classes, to the floor, to the hotel and then back home making your investment last far beyond the event. 

Cost - $8,000

See more here