+++ Second US edition of the world’s leading trade fair “h+h cologne” +++ Product categories now include hobby, craft and artists’ supplies +++ 250 – 300 exhibitors expected +++ 50 + conference sessions +++ Digital After Show – the week after show closing +++
After a strong initial launch in North America in 2022, anticipation is building towards the next h+h americas set for June 21-23, 2023 (Wednesday – Friday). The event will take place again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont/Chicago. The June dates have been carefully selected to provide buyers with seasonal offers from the entire handicraft industry.
h+h americas is a B2B trade show with a comprehensive conference program organized in partnership with the Craft Industry Alliance and open to Influencers, Professional Crafters, Etsy Sellers, Content Creators and everyone who makes a living in crafts. As an offspring of the world’s leading textile handicraft trade fair in Cologne, Germany, the show is a response to strong US demand for a unified trade show on US soil. The US market consists of 30 million Americans that crochet, knit, sew, quilt or embroider.
The inaugural 2022 event combined 2,000 attendees with 200 exhibitors who displayed a wide range of products from yarn, fabric, art, craft materials to toys and pastimes. Many attendees praised the high share of international product lines from 39 countries normally not seen before in the US.
NEW: Due to strong interest among buying groups the 2023 event will now broaden its product categories to include craft, hobby and artists’ supplies. Buyers will have access to materials and tools for scrapbooking, papercraft, rubber stamping, painting, handicrafts, sewing, modeling, and decorating to high-quality papers and paints, easels, inks, pens, markers, brushes and adhesives as well as graphic accessories and cutting tools.
For more information on exhibiting, speaking or attending contact:
North American Show Director h+h americas
Koelnmesse Inc., located in Chicago, IL for the past 20 years, is the North American subsidiary and marketing arm of the Koelnmesse Group, one of the world’s leading organizers of international trade shows. Their experienced team of marketing and sales professionals organizes trade shows and events in North America as well as North American Pavilions for US and Canadian companies at more than 25 trade shows around the world.
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