Show Schedule

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Exhibitor Set up 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017
Exhibitor Set up 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Early Onsite Registration: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017
SHOW HOURS: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:25 am - 9:30 am

  Opening Ceremony
  (Front of Hall)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  CRAFT Lovers Social
 Presented by CRAFT; light appetizers and cash bar


Sunday, February 19, 2017

SHOW HOURS: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

8:00 am - 9:30 am 

Rapid Fire Buyer Panel Discussion
Moderated by ACRE
A fast paced must attend for exhibitors! A panel of 4 top American craft buyers will answer questions such as "How can you position your web site to help buyers sell?", "How do you juggle the need to sell retail while serving wholesale buyers?", What are the 3 best and worst things you can do when a buyer walks into your booth?" and more.
Room TBD
9:30 am - 5:30 pm ACRE Buyer Bonus Day
Be one of the first 100 buyers checked in to receive a special shopping bag with a list of exhibitors giving away FREE GIFTS in their booths. Limit 1 bag per store.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm "The Thumb Wars - How to Win the Battle for the Connected Consumer"
Presented by: Ben Smithee, CEO of the Smithee Group
Room TBD

 

Monday, February 20, 2017
SHOW HOURS: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration Open: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 9:30 am "Do This, NOT That! - The Digital Edition"
Presented by :Ben Smithee, CEO of the Smithee Group
Room TBD
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Sample Sales - Participating Booths
Buyers may purchase samples from participating artist exhibitors during this time
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Exhibitor Move Out
All Out by Midnight


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ACC Shuttle Departs to Baltimore
Co-sponsored by: ACC and ACRE™, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Leaving from the LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL at 1:30 pm, arriving in BALTIMORE around 3:30pm. Shuttle is FREE for first 2 buyers per store. Guest/Artist seats available for $20. Inquire at the Registration desk.