CHA is returning to the Midwest with the Paper Arts+ Show, the summer’s premier educational showcase and trade show focused primarily on paper products PLUS so much more.
The hotel-based Show will include:
A CRAFT FUSION experience with exhibits offering everything from paper to jewelry to mixed media materials. There’s something for everyone!
An all-day hands-on, workshop experience on July 21st.
Networking Events including the Open Market - a 2-hour trade-only warehouse shopping frenzy!
The Paper Arts+ Show is the ideal opportunity to get face-time with suppliers and the best way to get prepared for the fourth quarter. You can’t afford to miss out on thousands of new holiday SKUs and find new ideas for holiday shopping, gift making and card making.
CHA Members attend all Show events for free (with the exception of Workshops).
Tuesday, July 21st is a full day of hands-on workshops and ends with a Networking Reception on the Show floor to connect with friends, network and unwind.
Wednesday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd are focused on making business connections. Start the day with a Jumpstart educational program led by industry experts then connect with the industry’s leading manufacturers in the exhibit hall.
Wednesday evening, join us for a shopping frenzy during The Open Market - a 2-hour trade-only warehouse sale designed for you to buy products at great discounts to have in your store within days.
The Paper Arts+ Show is the ideal opportunity to get face-time with retailers and the best way to help them prepare for the fourth quarter! Large and new independent retailers will be in attendance looking for holiday ideas for their store and events. You can’t afford to miss out on having your product(s) in the mix!
Artisans/Designers with wholesale licenses
WHERE WILL THEY COME FROM:
Buyers from all over the world will be invited to attend the Paper Arts+ Show
WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR:
Cardmaking & Stationery Products
Embellishments & Stickers
Die Cut Machines/Tools
Paints and more!
WHY BUYERS WILL WANT TO ATTEND:
To See Your New Products
For Product Education in Workshops
To Place Orders and Ensure their Success for Holiday 2015
To Network With Industry Peers
In early 2004, the two most successful organizations serving the craft and hobby industry, the Hobby Industry Association (HIA) and the Association of Crafts & Creative Industries (ACCI), joined together to form the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). CHA is now an international, not-for-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the nearly $30 billion U.S. craft and hobby industry.
CHA's vision, simply stated, is to create a vibrant industry with an exciting image, an expanding customer base and successful members. The goal is to stimulate the sales growth of the craft and hobby industry by creating consumer demand, helping members succeed and leading the industry.