A well-attended International Lighting Market, held at the Dallas Market Center in January, set the tone for an optimistic year ahead. Exhibitors and retailers said their respective business avenues seemed to have turned a corner and are experiencing slow but steady growth. Here are some moments we captured in Dallas.
| L to R: Mirek Pospisil of Paulmann Lighting, Mark Kaffee of AFX, Tim Tevyaw of AFX, Sandra Bartolomeo of
Paulmann Lighting North America, Bill Solomon of AFX, and Christian Otte of Paulmann Licht GnbH of Germany.
| Lighting One supplier ELK hosted a special evening party for Lighting One members
on Thursday night of market, complete with several random drawings.
|Gina Wiedemer, Hinkley Lighting (left); David Stark, Arizona lighting rep, and Kim Mager, Hinkley Lighting.||Hinkley party-goers: Jillian Puglisi, Suzanne Clark, Grace Royals, Amy Owens, Deborah Terrazas, and Morgan Abtahi – all from Ferguson.|
| L to R: Rob Wilson, newly appointed president and CEO of Carolyn Kinder International; Todd Phillips of Quoizel;
designer Carolyn Kinder and her sister Coni Houghtling; and Carol Tu of Carolyn Kinder International.