Diversity & Inclusion FAQ
Koelnmesse Inc. values diversity and inclusion in our community and is committed to working towards positive change. We look to build a multi-cultural community around our shared passion for the creative and fiber arts.
We are sharing our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive trade show that truly welcomes everyone in the industry.
We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected characteristics. We expect all attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, and exhibitors to help us ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone.
Please visit https://www.hh-americas.com/code-of-conduct/ for more information.
Yes, RES has a limited inventory of accessibility scooters and wheelchairs. We recommend if you need support please place or order in advance to ensure access. Please use the following PDF order form our call the following phone number.
Wheelchairs is +1-847-692-2220
We are excited to announce that Knit the Rainbow, a non-profit organization based in New York City, will host a stitching lounge on the show floor where attendees can knit or crochet squares that will be used to create garments for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
The Indie Untangled Newcomers Pavilion offered by Indie Untangled is designed to help solo-preneurs and small startups in all segments of the craft industry take advantage of the opportunity to exhibit at h+h americas with support and guidance and at a lower price point. Participants will get access to a cooperative space in the center of the action on the show floor. In addition, you will get help building the wholesale segment of your business, with special education and networking events to set you up for success at h+h americas and moving forward.”
The conference faculty represent diverse backgrounds in the crafts industry. The conference content will include presentations focused specifically on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
We are hosting a virtual training session for all of our instructors with accessibility consultant Renee Van Hoy to help them create accessible instruction and classroom materials. The Rosemont Convention Center is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is located on the ground floor of the parking garage. Mobility scooters will be available. Seating areas will be located inside the convention center near the entrance and on the show floor at regular intervals.
For more information: visit or Scooter and Wheelchair Order Form