Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2024

Craft East Buyers’ Expo

will be returning to the

Homewood Suites Hotel & Conference Centre

February 10 – 11, 2024 (Show Set-Up Day: Friday, February 9, 2024)


There is currently a wait list for the Conference Centre spaces at Craft East Buyers Expo

To be added to the waitlist please contact Elle Tomie at


Craft East Will Continue to Accept Applications, while space remains available.

There are currently Hotel Suites still available


DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS:  Immediate and Ongoing

Craft East Buyers’ Expo is a vehicle for the purpose of promoting crafts and giftware manufactured exclusively in the Atlantic Provinces. For two days in February the finest in candles, clothing, food, glass, home decor, jewellery, leather, metal, Indigenous art & craft, paintings, paper, pottery, stone, wood and much more will be gathered at the Homewood Suites/Conference Centre in beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Before you register for Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2024

  • You must have an active Producer Business Profile on the Portal to access any project registration.
  • If you do not have a Producer Business Profile, click the button below to take you to the Producer sign-up process. You must have a complete and jury approved profile, in order to register.
  • Be sure you are logged into the Portal and that you are in your Business Profile, not your personal log in profile. You can find your business profile in the upper right corner of your personal profile, click on PROFILES and select your business account.
  • If you are unclear of how to proceed please email our staff at

Producer Sign up


PLEASE NOTE: All final booth payments were due on December 12, 2023. New registrations, as of the deadline date, require payment in full at time of registration. Interested craft producers must inquire with the Craft East office about space availability after the deadline has passed. Refunds due to cancellation will not be provided after the December 12, 2023 deadline.  Cancellations prior to December 1, 2023 are subject to the $250. deposit, which is non-refundable.


  • Contact Craft East Office to Ensure Eligibility (new exhibitors only) – Product Review is required for new applicants
  • Create a Producer Account or login to your online profile
  • Complete your Producer profile.

Select “Projects” from the menu bar, click on Craft East Expo and complete the additional information required for the Expo

  • You can pay the initial deposit of $250, or the amount in full. (prior to deadline only)
  • If you choose to pay the initial deposit of $250, the balance will be due by the application dates specified
  • Exceptions to deposits include Extra Hotel Nights, Shared Hotel Suites and Photo Inserts, which all must be paid in full at booking.
  • All exhibitors must complete and sign an Exhibitor Contract, to be sent upon registration confirmation.

ALL Craft East Buyers’ Expo participants receive one (1) full year placement in the Craft East Virtual Marketplace with registration.

EXHIBITOR PRICING FOR 2024: Craft East Buyers’ Expo

Suite Exhibiting – includes hotel suite (3 nights): 1 Business Exhibiting
$500.00 (Exhibit Fee) + $479.00 (3 nights hotel stay) + HST
TOTAL: $979.00 + HST

Extra Hotel Nights (early arrival on February 8th or late departure on February 13th, can be booked online, select Extra Hotel Nights). Extra Rooms nights are billed at $160. per room/per night + HST). Please book online and confirm at time of registration.

Note: Shared Suites – Additional charge applies for more than one business per Suite. Suites are limited to a maximum of two companies sharing. You must have your shared Suite partner identified, prior to registration. The MAIN Suite Exhibitor should register first, following by the producer who is sharing the Suite. Craft Alliance does not arrange or coordinate shared suites. Shared Suites Fees must be PAID in Full at time of Registration.

Shared Suites: $395. + HST Charge – includes separate show guide listing, signage and inclusion on virtual marketplace.

Click here to see a Gallery of Suite Exhibits

Conference Centre Showcases:  FULL with WAIT LIST – PLESE Contact Elle for Details

  • Standard Booth 8′ x 8′:  $575.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
  • Medium Booth 8′ x 12′:  $850.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST
  • Large Booth 8′ x 16′:     $1,100.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST


Photo Insert in Show Guide:  $60.00 + HST

Please note the Conference Centre booth spaces are very limited and alternate sizes are only available by request; we will do our best to accommodate your needs with the space we have available, though it is not guaranteed.  Inquire early for alternate space requests.

Emerging Artists – Micro Booth in Conference Centre: These spaces are limited and priority will be given to emerging makers
5′ x 5′: $375.00 (Exhibit Fee) + HST  (table top display only)

Craft East Virtual Marketplace:  Your deposit payment for Craft East Buyers’ Expo additionally includes exhibitor presence on the Craft East Virtual Marketplace for the duration of 2024. Learn more about the Virtual Marketplace.

Participation Includes: 

Suite Exhibits: Use of suite for exhibit, display tables available upon advance request for a fee. Room includes kitchenette and living room, size depends on room configuration. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast; Complimentary Wi-fi; Housekeeping Available Upon Request only, due to COVID regulations,  Use of hotel facilities (pool, fitness centre – hotel guidelines must be followed). Overnight Parking is available for a Fee – $20/day; Parking is subject to availability.  Due to timing and schedule for the buyers expo, a 3 night hotel minimum is required, paid in advance to Craft Alliance. There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures from the hotel. There is an additional exhibition fee for all share suites.  For ideas on making the most of your Suite Exhibit, read our Tips for Suite Exhibitors or Click here to see a Gallery of Suite Exhibits.

Conference Room Exhibits:  Exhibit space in the Conference Centre, white pipe & drape, one draped table & chair, wi-fi, electrical service is included, show guide listing. Details on table sizes will be sent at a later date (standard table size is 6’x2′ but subject to change).

All exhibitors are additionally granted access to the Craft East Exhibitors’ Lounge on Level 2 of Homewood Suites #207, where we will offer a space to take a breath and enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend.

Did you know? Suite Exhibitors reported nearly double the average on-site sales of Conference Centre exhibitors in previous show exit surveys. Consider building a more personal and comfortable atmosphere for your buyers this year and book a Suite Exhibit!

Hotel Suites come in two configurations: We cannot guarantee Suite selection. Priority is given to previous exhibitors on a first to apply process.




February 10, 2024 - February 11, 2024 February 10, 2024 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM February 11, 2024 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Homewood Suites Hotel & Conference Centre
1960 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Elle Tomie
Craft Alliance Atlantic