You've signed up to exhibit at  Creativation by Namta 2023!




Friday, March 31, 2023.....8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023.....8 am - 5 pm

Sunday, April 2, 2023.....9 am - 5 pm
Monday, April 3, 2023.....9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2023.....9 am - 2 pm

Exhibitor and Independent Manufacturer Representatives can gain access to the trade show floor one hour prior to the opening time.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023.....2 - 10 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2023.....8 am - 12 pm

Please do not begin packing up your booth until the close of the show.


Fern is the official Exhibitor Services Contractor for the show. Approximately four months prior to the show you will be sent a link to the Exhibitor Services Kit Portal. This kit will contain information on:

  • Shipping - both to the Advanced Warehouse and direct to the Convention Center
  • Material Handling - see information on Fern's 1Rate in the next section
  • Labor Costs - current labor cost for Columbus is $98.38 per man per hour straight time and $169.00 per man per hour overtime
  • Costs for booth furnishings such as carpet, hard and slat walls, furniture and more
  • Electric costs and order form - this service is provided by the Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Internet costs and order form - this service is provided by Smart City
  • Audio-Visual costs and order form - this service is provided by Mills James
  • Rigging costs and order form - this service is provided by Mills James
  • In-booth Catering costs and order form - this service is provided by Levy



The material handling charge is the cost to get your freight from the dock to your booth, removal of your empties after setting up, returning of your empties after the show closes, and your freight back to the dock to be shipped home.

$1.01 per pound

  • There is no minimum. You pay based upon what your freight weighs upon arrival
  • You can ship to the advanced warehouse or direct to site
  • No special handling fees
  • No small package fees


Forms for Show Specials, New Product Showcase, In-Booth Activities and others will be sent to all exhibitors approximately four months prior to the show. Forms received by the deadline will be included in the Convention Directory and Mobile App. Forms received after the deadline will be included in an Addendum to the Convention Directory and the Mobile App.


Info coming soon.


Join us live on Zoom every Wednesday at 1:00 PM ET, February 1 - March 22, 2023. NAMTA staff will be available to answer any questions that you have regarding exhibiting at Creativation by Namta 2023.


As we promote Creativation by NAMTA 2023 we will be promoting your participation as an exhibitor. We also want to promote the brands that you will be showing in Columbus. Please email Rick Munisteri a list of the brands that you plan to exhibit in your booth and we will make sure that they buyers are aware of them.


Use these graphics on your Email Signature and your Social Media posts to let everyone know that you will be exhibiting at Creativation 2023. Please note that the files are different sizes.