Creativation 2019

2019-01-17 - 2019-01-21
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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. 

​If you have a business - ​large or small - in the creative industry, then you don't want to miss this event!

Join thousands of professionals for the ultimate creative industries event in January 2019. 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.
  • Discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations, and more that will change your business.

We built a vibrant creative city on the Show floor – capital of the creative products industry and you will be amazed!

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.

Future dates


January 16-20, 2020
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona


January 14-18, 2021
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona


January 13-17, 2022
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Partner Voices

With more than 2,000 rooms being added to Dallas’ hotel inventory in the coming years, the city is experiencing the second-largest hotel boom in the nation. From top brands like Virgin Hotels to independent and interesting properties, like HALL Arts Hotel, Dallas boasts a hotel type and price point for every preference and budget.