Frankfurt am Main
Your creative guide
to a successful trade
fair visit!

The Creativeworld 2018 film

Establish close ties.
Make contacts.

Look forward to the most important industry forum for top purchasing decision makers from the creative retail sector!

Creativeworld combines a wealth of inspi­ration with imagi­nation and business know-how. Enjoy an invigorating, international atmosphere and be inspired by the diverse range of over 300 exhibitors from more than 40 countries.

trade fair
in the global
DIY sector.

Frankfurt extends a warm welcome:

Over 9,000 trade visitors meet up each year in Frankfurt at the largest international order platform for hobby, craft and artist supplies.

  • Order in January – and be well prepared for all seasons and occasions throughout the year.
  • Discover new trends – and include them in your own product mix.
  • Expand your knowledge – in workshops, presentations and lectures.
  • Make business contacts – with over 300 manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Arrive relaxed – with excellent transport connections to Frankfurt am Main from all over the world.
  • Visit 3 trade fairs – one ticket gives free admission to the parallel Christmasworld and Paperworld shows.

Major source of inspiration for top
purchasing decision makers from

  • Retail trade
  • Retail chain stores
  • Specialist retailers
  • Department stores
  • Supermarkets/discount stores
  • Wholesale and foreign trade
  • Mail order business and e-commerce

in the following sectors:

  • Home improvement, DIY and gardening trade
  • Toys trade
  • Food, health and beauty
  • Floristry, deco and gift shops
  • Industry and skilled trades

A COLOURFUL tapestry of creativity.

All product groups at a glance.

The product range at Creativeworld is immense. Discover, try out and order all conceivable types of material and tool for painting, handicrafts, gluing, stitching, modelling, kneading, decorating, drawing and many other creative techniques.

Hobbies and
Graphic and
artists’ supplies
Handicrafts and
textile design


For more choice. And more sales.

Customers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and expect an ever-expanding choice of on-trend products, popular deco items and traditional design and craft materials. We give 4 DIY tips on how to increase your sales in the face of these growing demands:

Order early!

Creativeworld is the first and most important order platform of the year for the creative DIY sector. And the ideal time to discover, try out and order the latest creative products right at the beginning of the year.

Set trends!

Those who identify, order and list creative trends today will win new customers tomorrow. Order small or large quantities of materials and tools – tailored to your storage facilities and product range.

Create shopping worlds!

An attractive shop window and PoS design encourage your customers to buy. Transform your sales areas into emotional shopping worlds that invite your customers to linger and come back.

Expand your product assortment!

Visit the parallel Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fairs and widen your product mix with office supplies, stationery, seasonal decorations and gift items.

25. – 29. 1. 2019

26. – 29. 1. 2019

Tailor-made events & presentations

Enjoy four exciting Creativeworld days!

Visit the varied event programme which offers exciting workshops and product demonstrations – daily presented by well-known industry experts.

Creativeworld Trends
Hall 4.1, G41

Find out all about the latest colour schemes, shapes and craft trends for the coming season! Stay up-to-date and expand your product range with the creative DIY trends of tomorrow.

Creativeworld Forum
Hall 4.2, F90

DIY craft experts demonstrate the latest materials, tools and creative techniques in numerous workshops, pre­sen­tations and lectures. Come and join in! Try out all exhibited products under expert guidance. Participation is included in the price of the admission ticket.

Creative Impulse Award
Hall 4.2, F46

Discover this year’s product inno­vations at the special area. The prize-giving ceremony for the Creative Impulse Award takes place on Saturday 26 January. You are warmly invited to come and join in the celebrations.

Graffiti and Street Art
Hall 4.2, C11 and C13

At the Urban Art Lab activity area, artists explain about the history of street art and how to use the graffiti tools. In the Specialized shop concept 4.0 – “Upgrade your store” area, we show how to integrate products into your assortment and present them effectively in your shop.

Expand your network!

Arrange appointments with manufacturers now.

Business Matchmaking

Talk to new contacts! Our Business Matchmaking Team organises and arranges meetings with your potential business partners before the fair starts.

Your guide to new business contacts:

After registering at our new Business Matchmaking Programme matches your interests with the products and services of exhibitors.

We suggest manufacturers that might be of interest to you and your business based on matching characteristics. You can then decide who you want to meet.

You and the manufacturer receive an appointment request by e-mail.

The agreed dates are sent to participants before the fair starts.

The meeting takes place at the manufacturer’s stand or in the Business Matchmaking Lounge.

At your service:

Dates, prices and tickets.

Opening times:

26. – 29. 1. 2019
Saturday to Monday 9.00 – 18.00
Tuesday 9.00 – 17.00


Day ticket: Online ticket / advance purchase € 25.00 (at the box office € 29.00)
2-day ticket: Online ticket / advance purchase € 35.00 (at the box office € 42.00)
Season ticket: Online ticket / advance purchase € 45.00 (at the box office € 65.00)

Advance purchase

Buy your tickets quickly and easily at
and enjoy further benefits at a preferential price:

  • Free travel on local public transport (RMV network)
  • No queuing up at the ticket desks
  • Free admission to the Paperworld and Christmasworld trade fairs

If you have any questions about buying online tickets, please contact our Visitor Service, Tel. +49 69 75 75-50 00.

Perfect preparation

Benefit from our wide range of services to help you prepare for your visit:

Use our exhibitor and product search engine to find out about all manufacturers and their products – before, during and after the fair.

With the Creativeworld Navigator App you have all information and hall plans available on your smartphone.

And if you’d like to receive regular exclusive industry news, simply subscribe to the Newsletter.

Getting here and accommodation

You can find detailed information on how to get here and on our discounted travel packages online at