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Member Benefits: Events

 
 
 
Creativation - 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 - 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.