2017-01-19 - 2017-01-23
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Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
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(201) 835-1209
(201) 835-1284
Join thousands of creative industry professionals for the ultimate creative industries event in January 2017. The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is the heart of creativity and Creativation is the place to learn, connect and discover. The Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) vision is to lead a forward-thinking and vibrant business community where creative arts and hobby professionals can learn, connect, innovate and succeed. The goals are to stimulate a worldwide interest in arts and crafts, and to fuel the growth and future of the creative arts and hobby industry.
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- Learn what’s new, what’s trending and how you can drive your business forward to success through seminars and workshops at Creativation University. - Connect with new buyers, suppliers, designers, makers, bloggers, media and entrepreneurs from around the world and welcome our fabric, sewing, needle arts and edible arts participants as we expand in 2017. - Discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations, and research findings that will change your business as the ​2016 Creative Products Size of the Industry Study findings are unveiled.
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- Make Valuable Connections: Network with buyers from AC Moore, Amazon, Create and Craft, Hobby Lobby, HSN, JoAnn’s, Michaels,, Target, Tuesday Morning, Walmart Canada and Zulily, independent craft stores and more. Meet new audiences that are coming to town, including fabric and sewing retailers, edible arts buyers and emerging start-ups. - Be Discovered: Explore inspiring neighborhoods, inventive innovation programs, hands-on activities, education, expanded sponsorships and so much more. Get recognized for your original ideas, products, techniques and tools through our new awards program. - Experiences Beyond Your Booth: Be there when we unveil the long-awaited 2016 ​Creative Products Size of the Industry Study to learn the size of the creative products opportunity, and consumer spending patterns and demographic profiles. Gain unique industry insights and advice, understand consumer trends, and listen to high-demand speakers.

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