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

Greater Columbus Convention Center Info


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


Sunday, April 2, 2023.....10 am - 5 pm (Please note that the opening time is an hour later than in the past)
Monday, April 3, 2023.....9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2023.....9 am - 2 pm

Exhibitors 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


Due date to be included in the Convention Directory is February 22, 2023.

Show Specials

New Product Showcase

In-Booth Activities

Forms received after the deadline will be included in an Addendum to the Convention Directory and the Mobile App.

Learn more about Demo Alley and sign up by clicking here.


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.


Whether you have a milestone to celebrate with a Champagne Toast or a Custom Sheet Cake or just want to have an afternoon snack available for attendees in your booth, the convention center caterer, Levy, has many options and can assist you with your plans. Information will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit. All food & beverage served in your booth must be purchased through Levy.

Remember to submit your In-booth catering event on the In-booth Activities form so all attendees will see it. You can also purchase push notifications for the event on the Mobile pp so everyone will be reminded ahead of time.