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by Association For Creative Industries
January 16-20, 2020

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​16
Show floor open January 18-20

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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 16-20, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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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Square Footage Growth Moves Creativation Up on Trade Show Network News Top US Trade Show List

Apr 03, 2018
The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) is pleased to announce Creativation, the largest and longest running trade show and education conference for the creative industries in North America, is ranked #147 on the 2017 Trade Show Network News (TSNN) Top US Trade Show List. Exhibit space at Creativation 2017 increased by 4%, which moved the event’s position on the list up by 20 spots from 2016. The list was published on March 19, 2018 and represents the top trade shows held last year in the United States ranked by net square footage.

“It’s a great honor to be on this list for the seventh year in a row, especially for event’s first year in Phoenix, Arizona,” says Mark Hill, President & Chief Executive Officer, AFCI. “Providing a sizable and quality trade show for our supplier membership is a key focus of our staff 365 days a year and is also something we are proud of organizing.”

Creativation 2019 will take place January 17-21, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Education will begin on January 17 and the trade show will be open January 19-21. Suppliers and distributors of creative products that sign up to exhibit by April 16, 2018 will receive the early bird rate of $1,995 per 10’x10’ booth space. To become an exhibitor, contact Nadine Schwartz at or (201) 835-1203, or visit

TSNN is a leading news and online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry. For more information about the annual trade show list, visit


The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) is the premier trade association for the global creative arts products industries. AFCI strives to deliver innovative high value services as we support our Members who provide products and services to educate, entertain, and inspire creative consumers. Our Members include the manufacturers, retailers, distributors, designers, educators, digital content providers, professional makers and DIYers, and other creative professionals that comprise the $36 billion+ creative arts industries in the United States alone. For more information about AFCI, membership, or its annual Creativation trade event, visit