Do you love creative handicraft? Do you have a specific hobby related to handmade? Or are you a hobby supplier? In any case, h+h cologne is the place you must go.
Discover the latest trends and participate in creative workshops and fashion shows that will inspire your own creations. at the end of March, the trade fair will be held at Cologne Exhibition centre and we have made an interview with Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. Don't miss a detail!
What h+h cologne represents the handmade business calendar?
As a business platform, h+h cologne is a must-attend event for the companies. With over 400 exhibitors from around 40 nations, this is the world's largest order show of its kind for the specialised and wholesale trade. And the visitors from the specialised trade gain a comprehensive market overview here, which they can‘t find in any other place in this form and quality.
Why Cologne and what benefits bring this venue to the city?
Why Cologne? Well, the city and the Cologne fairgrounds - with their central location in the city and at the same time in the heart of one of Europe's traffic hubs - offer excellent framework conditions for a successful leading international trade fair.
And for the city, Koelnmesse with its many leading international trade fairs is an enormously important economic factor. Successful events such as h+h cologne, cologne, Gamescom, spoga/gafa or Photokina attracts visitors from all over the globe to the city. This is, for example, an important turnover driver for the service sector in Cologne but also an asset for the city of Cologne.
The numbers have shown continuous growth for over past years. Which novelties will you offer to them this year?
The handicraft industry has again and again impressively demonstrated its innovative power over the past years. I am thus convinced that the companies will once again present several exciting products and creative ideas again this year. So, the trade visitors can once again inform themselves in detail about the latest trends at h+h cologne 2017. This ranges from new materials to improvements in ergonomics and the introduction of new marketing tools for retailers.