Employee creativity becomes a significant capital in improving organizational performance. At this time people demand all their needs must be fast and practical, even to the planning of important events for their lives such as marriage, birthday parties or other celebrations. Because of these demands, the Event Organizer emerged. Employees need to share knowledge so that they can be captured and appropriately implemented. Building this atmosphere requires a leadership role. This study aims to determine the effect of knowledge sharing on creative performance through absorptive capacity and leader-member exchange in the event organizer industry. This study had a sample of 150 respondents taken by purposive sampling method. Data were analyzed quantitatively using PLS. The results showed that knowledge sharing affected creative performance, leader-member exchange affected creative performance and work as a mediating variable. Then, absorptive capacity does not affect creative performance and does not work as a mediating variable.
Key words: Knowledge sharing, absorptive capacity, leader-member exchange, creative performance, event organizer.