Don’t worry, the dates for the upcoming 2019 January Dallas Market (which encompasses LIGHTOVATION and the Total Home & Gift Market) are not changing, however, 2020 will be a different story as the Dallas Market Center (DMC) has moved its January 2020 market dates as follows: The Total Home & Gift Market will be held January 8-14, 2020; LIGHTOVATION: Dallas International Lighting Show will be held January 8-12, 2020; and Apparel & Accessories Market will take place January 15-18, 2020.
January is always a busy time for markets in every industry; with these new dates, DMC will hold the first market of the year in the home furnishings/lighting category. The move was to avoid a conflict with the January 2020 dates for the Atlanta International Gift & Home Market.
The DMC sought input from sales representatives, exhibitors, and retailers before making the change. According to DMC, the consensus was that earlier dates in January would work best and would provide both buyers and sellers with advantages.
“We strive to set market dates well in advance and clear of any other major shows to maximize business opportunities for buyers, exhibitors, and sales representatives,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “Our goal is to work together as a business community for the betterment of the customers we serve and to provide an efficient and inspiring experience. One of our unique advantages is that we hold multiple markets during the month of January so buyers may take full advantage of their sourcing trip, including discovering new products and meeting with company principals.”