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January 19-23, 2017

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
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Show floor open January 21-23

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​November 30th 2016 - Exhibitor News

Dear Creativation Friend,

There are less than 50 days until Creativation, and if you saw our Mannequin Challenge video you know time is not standing still. To help you stay on track, this newsletter includes upcoming deadlines for your exhibit booth services and marketing programs you can still take advantage of to set your company up for success.

Use this newsletter as a checklist of “must do” items before the holidays. Thanksgiving is over, and New Year’s will be here before you know it! 

Learn

Upcoming Deadlines You Need to Know

Exposition Services

Deadline

NexxtShow General Contractor Services (including furniture, carpet, signage, labor and booth cleaning)

December 15, 2016

Insurance

January 1, 2017

Electrical Services

January 2, 2017

Internet & Telephone

January 2, 2017

Lead Retrieval

January 5, 2016

Log in to the Exhibitor Service Manual to place these orders. If you are a current exhibitor and have not received your log in information for the Exhibitor Service Manual, please contact help@nexxtshow.com

Thursday, December 1 is the deadline to submit to the New Product Showcase to advertise your new products! Feature your new products in this showcase located in the Registration area and enjoy an exclusive, sold-out networking opportunity with registered buyers before the trade show floor opens. Submit your new products here. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Farrell at kfarrell@craftandhobby.org or
(201) 835-1209.

*Be sure to register ​your staff through exhibitor registration ​prior to the show
 

Connect

The Premier Creativation Networking Event

Join us at Creativation Celebration to be a part of the ultimate celebration and networking event at Creativation! 

Discover

Beautify the Creativation Creative City

Help enhance our attendees visit to the Creativation creative city. By participating in our Beautify the City Contest, you have the chance to win a $2,000 credit towards your 2018 Creativation exhibiting costs! All you have to do is incorporate something visible within your booth utilizing sewing/fabric that adds to the visual appeal and overall appearance of our city. Plant a tree or garden, add decorative street lights, design a wall mural – the possibilities are endless!

Complete this form to enter our contest today!

Phoenix Feature

Explore the Heart of Arizona

Make the most of your Phoenix trip before and after Creativation. We’ve partnered with Visit Phoenix to bring you places and discounted trips to explore during your visit. From restaurants to hockey games to Grand Canyon tours, browse our suggestions here.

Featured Program

Complimentary Video Product Interviews with Craft Industry Today

Craft Industry Today, the Craft & Hobby Association’s official magazine, will be on-site video-taping product interviews with our exhibitors who sign up. This is a free opportunity for your company to talk about one product, such as a product that you are launching at Creativation. Craft Industry Today will edit your interview to approximately two minutes and share it with your company, which we encourage you to use in your marketing communications. We’ll also share your video on our website, YouTube page and other social media sites, escalating the promotion of your product after Creativation.

To sign up, complete the online submission form.

Featured Sponsorship

Town Square Park Benches

Everyone who enters Creativation will pass through the Town Square. Attendees will be stopping here to ask questions at the Membership food truck and to take a break from walking the event. Sponsor one of the benches they will be resting on.

Cost - $500

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A Message From Create and Craft TV!

Create and Craft TV will be broadcasting live to both our USA and UK craft shopping television customers at Creativation 2017! Come down to Booth #300 where you can see how we bring craft products to life through live and interactive product presentations and demonstrations. Here, presenters from both our USA and UK shopping channels, along with their talented guest demonstrators, will be showcasing the latest products ranges from the world famous Tattered Lace, TODO, Heartfelt Creations and many more.