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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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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 Announces Hotels for Hope as Official Hotel Booking Partner

May 01, 2018
The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) is pleased to announce Hotels for Hope as the official hotel booking partner of AFCI. Through this partnership, members of the trade association will earn perks points by booking hotels through the Hotels for Hope platform throughout the year and for Creativation, the Association’s annual conference and trade show.
“Hotels for Hope helps save our members money, which makes them an incredible partner,” says Jason Baum, Director of Membership, AFCI. “AFCI Members receive $500 in perks points by simply being a member and earn even more points whenever they book a hotel for our events. Perks points make their travel more affordable.”
Hotels for Hope’s database of over 600,000 hotel partners allows AFCI to expand the number of hotels for Creativation, which gives attendees more options of where to stay in the event’s location of Phoenix, Arizona. AFCI members will receive $250 in perks points when they use Hotels for Hope to book a hotel for Creativation. AFCI plans to begin using Hotels for Hope as the booking partner for all of its events in 2019.
"Hotels for Hope is thrilled to team up with AFCI as their official hotel booking partner," said Neil Goldman, CEO and Founder. "Our goal is to reduce travel costs for members while also impacting the lives of children all over the country."
In addition to these benefits, there is a charitable campaign tied to the partnership. For every hotel room night booked through AFCI’s Hotels for Hope platform, two dollars will be donated to the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), AFCI’s Charity of Choice.
“We are thankful to Association For Creative Industries for their support as we provide school supplies to students who need them most nationwide,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director, Kids In Need Foundation. “When students have the tools they need to learn, our research shows classroom participation and student attendance increases. With your donations, we are able to provide more students with school supplies.”
AFCI members can begin to book hotels through the Hotels for Hope platform for Creativation starting today. To book a hotel, 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
Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, festivals, conferences, etc. With Hotels for Hope’s technology, clients extend their digital eco-system, capture valuable consumer data, create incremental revenue streams and increase attendee experience. Additionally, through Hotels for Hope’s niche crowdfunding platform, RoomFunding™, $2 per every actualized room night is donated to help children live happier and healthier lives. To date, Hotels for Hope has donated more than $750,000 to nonprofit partners. For more information, visit Follow Hotels for Hope on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”