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Event Overview:

Come and Celebrate The CREATIVE ARTS AND CRAFTS INDUSTRY at CHA MEGA Show Special Events

Be inspired and excited by innovations and ideas, forecasts and the newest colors, materials, business ideas, software solutions, financial and marketing opportunities, advice and counsel.

Discover the newest products and trends, participate in hands-on product education and business classes and attend special networking events designed to grow your professional network and improve your business.

Connect with old friends and make new ones while having fun and conducting business.

The CHA MEGA Show is the only place you can conduct a year's worth of business in SIX days!

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Join us in Anaheim as we ​celebrate ​creativity and 75 years of craft at the CHA MEGA Conference & Trade Show!

The CHA MEGA Show is the only place you can conduct a year's worth of business in SIX days and be part of the largest global creative arts marketplace in North America!

Your adventure in Anaheim will include:

The latest craft industry trends and forecasts presented on the Show floor and in classrooms

Five days of education, including the EXTRA day you wanted on Thursday, January 7

400+ manufacturers featuring 12,000+ new products

Exciting special events to celebrate the Show's 75th anniversary

Everything you want to see - specific product and new exhibitor pavilions, and NEW Show floor exhibits showcasing products in action

More hands-on product workshops led by the industry's favorite designers

Free retail education from industry experts, sponsored by the Independent Retailer Conference (IRC)

New Business Solutions Pavilion with companies to help boost your efficiency and profitability

Valuable networking opportunities with key industry players

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

It’s the only show of its kind in North America bringing together the global creative and craft industries to conduct business

96% of CHA buyers attend the CHA MEGA Show to find new products

81% of CHA buyers attend the CHA MEGA Show to source new suppliers

77% of CHA buyers come to learn about new ideas and techniques

73% of CHA buyers place an order or make a purchase within 60 days of the ​Show

Connect with buyers from more than 35,000 storefronts representing billions of dollars in buying power

Connect with global media

Meet worldwide exhibitors and buyer attendees from more than 55 countries

International participation is up 26% since 2014

Buyer Categories

Buyers represent paper crafts, art materials, jewelry and bead supplies, needlecrafts, sewing and textile supplies, home décor, Do-It-Yourself (DIY), 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, and business services.

Buyer Power Hours

Maximize your focused interaction with buyers, distributors, manufacturer representatives and media without distraction during Buyer Power Hours. All other attendees must wait to access the Show floor.

Workshops and Demos

Increase booth traffic and sales by providing in-depth, hands-on training and help retailers learn how to sell your product. Workshops, demos and make​-and​-take demos in your booth to provide opportunities for hands-on product experience that our buyers demand! This is  your chance to literally put your product in the buyer's hands!

About CHA:

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is an international non-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of craft products worldwide. For more about CHA, the value of membership, or its award-winning Conferences & Trade Shows, please visit

Don't wait to register for the CHA Mega Conference and Trade Show: Craft and Hobby Association. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 01/07/2016 - 01/12/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Thursday 2pm-8pm; Friday 8am-9pm; Saturday 8am-9pm; Sunday 8am-10pm; Monday 8am-8:30pm; Tuesday 8:30am-2pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 01/09/2016 - 01/12/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm; Monday 11am-5pm; Tuesday 9am-2pm
First Move-In Date: 01/08/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries: Business, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Business to business show with professionals representing paper craft supplies
general craft supplies
art material supplies
jewelry and bead supplies
needlecraft, sewing and textile supplies
Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Venue Phone: (714) 765-8950
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:400+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Craft & Hobby Association (CHA)
Show Manager:CHA
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Experience extreme brand building and drive your business and product exposure at the center of the global creative arts and crafts industry. CHA offers targeted sponsorship packages and our sales team is ready to help you create a package that is inspired by your specific business needs.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Table Top $900 Member; $1,495 Non Member   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Standard $1,995 Member; $3,395 Non Member   Water: n/a
Corner Additional $350   Generator: n/a
Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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