h+h americas has just wrapped up its sophomore year having proven its worth as the premier event uniting the crafts industry. The 2023 event boasted 263 exhibitors from 22 countries and more than 2,500 attendees from all 50 states, plus 41 countries around the world. 

We’re not done growing yet. In addition to refining our educational offerings and hands-on workshops, expanding coverage to include more craft industry leaders, and improving our online platform to create an ongoing, interactive space for the community, we’re still looking for more ways to innovate.

But we need your help. As we enter our third year and the show dates shift to May 1-3, 2024, our growth requires input and direction from the crafts community. We need your help to further shape the show so that it fits the needs of everyone who makes a living in crafts. The show must continue to evolve and grow to keep pace with its members, who continue to innovate and change the landscape of the industry. 

Recently Abby Glassenberg, co-Founder and President of one of h+h americas’ strategic partners, Craft Industry Alliance, put out a call for volunteers for their Conference Committee. Abby and her team have already begun to shape the educational opportunities—our business classes, keynotes, panels, masterclasses, and workshops—but the work creates a lot of moving pieces and we want to ensure all voices are heard. Volunteers interested in joining the Conference Committee can apply here until August 31, 2023. 

We want you to join us and help keep us on the right path. h+h americas is the new springtime event for the crafts industry. Our aim is to harmonize the various voices of everyone in our community. This includes:

  • Independent + Professional Makers
  • Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • e-Commerce Retailers
  • Wholesale Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Distributors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Content Creators
  • Influencers
  • Designers
  • Craft Educators
  • Inventors

Interested in getting involved? Contact h+h americas’ Show Director Darrin Stern to learn how to be a part of building the future of h+h americas. 

Did you miss this year’s show? Catch up on what you missed in our 2023 recap video.