Creative Industries Expo

March 13-16, 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm CT

The Creative Industries Expo highlights the integrations and overlaps between SXSW’s converging industries, hosting a diverse range of forward-thinking exhibitors ranging from promising startups to established industry leaders.

SXSW Trade Show 2019 - Photo by Merrick Ales

SXSW Trade Show 2019 - Photo by Merrick Ales



As the largest exhibition at SXSW, the Creative Industries Expo is the hands-on, experiential showcase that brings the conference conversations to life with endless unexpected discovery opportunities. In no other place at SXSW will you find this many creative businesses and organizations together in one place.

Several areas located throughout the Creative Industries Expo feature content aimed to promote discovery, education, and inspiration.

The Creative Industries Expo is open to all SXSW Badges from March 13-16, 2022 from 10am – 5pm at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Halls 2-5.

Meet Up Pavilion

Come by the Meet Up Pavilion for some casual networking with other professionals at South By while exploring a range of topics from the Interactive, Film, and Music industries.

Next Stage

Next Stage presented by Costa Rica Tourism draws inspiration from the creative industries to feature presentations and performances that span the focus of Interactive, Film, and Music. These sessions showcase the inventive, emerging talent participating at SXSW, including cross-industry panels with diverse speakers.

The Hub

Skip the lines and save some time! The Hub presented by Studio71 gives attendees the opportunity to watch the most anticipated, full capacity panels and sessions in real time while relaxing or catching up on emails.

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