The Association For
Creative Industries (AFCI), formerly the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), announces
that it will take over management of the Summer Mixed Media Mid-Year Buying Event,
in conjunction with Sierra Pacific Crafts (SPC). The event will take place July
17-20, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“We are excited to announce our management of this mid-year
trade event for our industry’s independent retailers and suppliers,” said Mark
Hill, President & Chief Executive Officer, AFCI. “Working in conjunction
with SPC, AFCI will continue to provide these companies with a very affordable mid-year
buying event at a time of the year that is critical for their third and fourth
quarter merchandising plans.”
The Summer Mixed Media Event will feature hands-on workshops
on July 17 and a trade show July 18-20.
For exhibiting information, contact Nadine Schwartz,
Director of Sales and Sponsorships, at (201) 835-1203 or email@example.com.
More information will be available soon at www.afci.global.
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI),
formerly known as the Craft & Hobby Association), is the premier trade
association for the global creative arts products industries. AFCI strives to
deliver innovative high value services as we support our Members who provide products
and services to educate, entertain, and inspire creative consumers. Our Members
include the manufacturers, retailers, distributors, designers, educators,
digital content providers, professional makers and DIYers, and other creative
professionals that comprise the $40 billion+ creative arts industries around
the globe. For more information about AFCI, membership, or its annual
Creativation trade event, visitwww.afci.global.
SPC (formerly Sierra Pacific Crafts) began
informally 40 years ago when two retail stores in Washington started working
together. SPC now serves more than 60 independent member stores who represent
nearly 1 million square feet of retail space and 150 million dollars in retail sales.
A.C. Moore, a family-owned chain of 140 craft stores, is also part of SPC’s
community. For more information, visit www.spc.us.