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by Association For Creative Industries
January ​17-21, 2019

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​17
Show floor open January 19-21

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Creativation is the place where creative businesses g​o to learn, connect and discover.

Join thousands of ​professionals for North America's largest and longest running creative industries trade event, January 17-21, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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Attendee Spotlight

Meet ​Anita Takemoto


AFCI Member, Anita Takemoto owns an e-commerce business and has been a member of AFCI for over 15 years. Anita shared that she did not like Phoenix and wished the show would move back to Anaheim. So, in conjunction with the City of Phoenix, AFCI invited Anita and four other attendees who had a similar opinion to revisit Phoenix and explore the culture. We spoke with Anita after the trip to learn if her opinion of the location changed.

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Association For Creative Industries Hires Seth Weisleder as Senior Director of Sales

Mar 13, 2018
Seth new -fall 2017The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) is pleased to announce the growth of its staff with Seth Weisleder joining as Senior Director of Sales on March 12. In this new role, Seth is responsible for the overall sales and sales operations of the Association.

“Seth’s 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing and corporate sponsorships is a huge asset for the Association in achieving its sales goals, especially with the recent addition of In the MKNG™ to our event line up,” said Mark Hill, President & Chief Executive Officer, AFCI.

Previously, Seth worked for Worldwide Business Research, the largest business conference company and provider of strategic business intelligence, where he held various positions since 2006, most recently Head of Sponsorship, Business Development and Corporate Recruitment.

Also, Seth spent several years in the publishing industry as a Senior Account Executive with North American Media Group’s Today’s Health & Wellness and focused on key account management across all of their titles.

Seth holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied international business and theater at Wroxton College.