Creativation 2018

Event Dates
2018-01-18 - 2018-01-22
Exhibitors
401
Floor Size
119100
Attendees
3000
Event contact title
CONTACT
Event contact first name
Tina
Event contact last name
Mercardo
Email
tmercardo@craftandhobby.org
Event contact telephone number
201-835-1226
Description
Join thousands of creative industry professionals for the ultimate creative industries event in January 2018. ​AFCI is the heart of creativity and Creativation is the place to learn, connect and discover. - 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 as we grow our event in 2018. - Discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations, and research findings that will change your business. Join us January 18-22, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Education begins January 18, 2018. The Trade Show opens January 20, 2018.
Attendee information
Who Attends: Attendees represent billions of dollars in global purchasing power, with representatives from more than 35,000 storefronts from around the globe. Buyer Categories: Buyers represent: paper crafts, art materials, paint, jewelry and bead supplies, needlecrafts, sewing and textile supplies, home décor, framing, holiday and seasonal, furniture, lighting, containers and storage options, woodworking, leather and metal craft supplies, digital craft supplies, instructional channels, models, hobbies, collectibles and craft kits, kids crafts, and providers of business services for small, medium and large retailers.
Partner Voices
One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.