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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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​October 25th 2016 - Exhibitor News

Dear Creativation Friend,

It’s October, and your retail customers are already dressing their shelves for the holiday season. January will be here before you know it.

Now is the time to get into gear and get ready for Creativation, the kickoff to your sales and success in 2017. This newsletter will help you get organized, bringing key dates and opportunities to the front of your mind.


Prepare Your Booth & Meet Deadlines!

Booth Services

What services do you need in your exhibit space? Labor for move in and move out? Internet? Electric? Food and chairs for your staff? The deadlines to order these services begin in December, and December is only ​five weeks away.Untitled-1

Order these services through the Exhibitor Service Manual. The Exhibitor Service Manual requires a login from NexxtShow. If you are a current exhibitor and have not received your login information, please contact  

Show Directory

The Show Directory is one of the most important and frequently used references for our attendees on-site and throughout the year. Make sure your listing is accurate by updating your information here. The deadline to update your information is next week, Friday, November 4.

More Resources

Our Exhibiting 101 Tool Kit is your resource center for everything you need to prepare for a successful show. Refer to this tool kit constantly to stay on top of these deadlines, use our marketing tools to promote your booth and sponsored programs, and access our tips and education from EXHIBITOR Magazine.


Register & Network with 35,000+Storefronts

As an exhibiting company, you receive four complimentary badges for every 10’x10’ both or tabletop exhibit you booked. Log into our registration system to claim these badges for your staff and to register for additional badges; additional badges are $50 each.

Creativation is your opportunity to connect with motivated buyers with more than $25 billion in purchasing power to drive your business forward in 2017.

You can increase attendance to your booth and workshops using our VIP Exhibitor Guest Invite Program! Our program lets your best customers and hottest prospects attend Creativation as your guests for free! Be their hero and use this sample email message and your company’s unique VIP attendee promo code to start inviting your customers!

If you do not know your company’s attendee promo code, please contact our registration support line at 508-743-8510 or, Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00 pm ET.


Why Exhibitors Are Coming Back

Premier Yarns, Cousins, and Xyron are recent companies we’ve added to the long list of exhibitors who are returning to our show in 2017. We’ve built an entirely new trade event with inventive activities and education programs, meant to provide everyone who attends with an enhanced experience and more success than in years past.

If you haven’t already signed up – 2017 is the year to exhibit! Find out why exhibitors are coming back and contact our sales team to book your booth!

United States
Nadine Schwartz
Director, Sales and Sponsorship
(p) 201-835-12​03

United States
Julie Wagner
Sales Representative
(p) 201-835-1232

Outside United States
Andrew Morton
International Sales Director
(p) 44 7821 750500

Phoenix Feature

Jason’s Live Trip to Phoenix!

Our Director of Membership, Jason Baum broadcasted his recent voyage to Phoenix to give you a tour of the places where our Creativation events will be held in January. Watch his trip, from the airport to the pedi cabs to the Phoenix Convention Center, and get excited for your voyage in 12 weeks!

Hotel rooms are selling out fast! Book your room at hotels in our official room block through onPeak, our one and only housing partner, to secure rooms at affordable rates. The hotel reservation deadline is January 5, 2017. Book online here or call; United States: 855-992-3353, or International: 312-527-7300.

Featured Program

Creativation Celebration
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00 pm

The Creativation Celebration (formerly the CHA Foundation Gala) is a new interactive networking event at the Arizona Science Center. This is where you will connect with all generations of the creative arts products industry, while eating, drinking and playing with technologies in the Science Center and in their new CREATE Maker Space.

Despite its new name, Creativation Celebration will continue to benefit our charity partner, the Kids in Need Foundation, and recognize our industries finest through presenting our Industry Service Awards and Hall of Fame inductees.

The cost to attendee is $110 for members and $140 for non-members. Get your ticket before this sells out!

Featured Sponsorship

‘Sponsor a Highway’ Aisle Signs

Pick a street and display your logo on our new and creative ‘Sponsor a Highway’ signage! A limited number of signs available starting at $500!


View all of our new and creative, and traditional sponsorship opportunities here.