Member Benefits: Events
Recognized as the largest creative arts trade event in North America,
Creativation has been around for almost a century and is the industry's must
attend trade event of the year for domestic and international businesses. AFCI
Members receive free access and get deep discounts for exhibiting.
|Mixed Media Event
The Mixed Media Event is the creative industry's
annual summer wholesale buying event exclusively for independent and online
retailers, presented by AFCI in conjunction with SPC. Qualified AFCI Members attend
for free and get one-on-one time with suppliers, see new product releases and
learn how to use those products in hands-on workshops!
|In the MKNG™ -
In the MKNG
is a festival
celebrating creativity, imagination and inspiration. It’s a gathering
of people who love to DIY, create and craft. A hands-on, family-friendly
experience for anyone looking to have some creative fun. The event includes
exciting live demonstrations, interactive activities, charity involvement,
craft vendors, food and music. AFCI Retail and Supplier members receive
discounted vendor space to get access to consumers.
iDiscover Chats are short, 15-minute informative and exciting inspirational
talks broadcasted at Creativation and on the AFCI Member private Facebook group via Facebook Live. It
features top speakers and leaders sharing tips, resources and solutions for
today’s business world.