Dallas Markets Tout Record Buying, Trade Group Attendance

A record number of buying groups and trade groups will be in attendance at Lightovation and the Total Home & Gift Market in January, according to Dallas Market Center. 

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This January's Dallas Markets are set to host a record number of trade organizations.

Dallas Market Center has announced that a record number of business organizations including more than 40 retail buying groups, trade groups and associations are participating in its upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (January 8-14), and Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (January 8-12).

The organizations, representing tens of thousands of members and hundreds of millions of dollars in purchasing power, will conduct business in Dallas including private buys, new resource reviews, market tours, networking events, workshops and other activities designed to sharpen business skills, gather industry intelligence and procure merchandise from showrooms and temporary exhibits.

“These organizations offer tremendous buying power and industry influence. We are pleased to welcome them to Dallas and to work with them directly with a dedicated team to support the partnership,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “On behalf of our showrooms we look forward to helping them serve their members and broaden their reach to market attendees from around the world.”

Participating Buying Groups

Among the participating buying groups and associations for January 2020 are: Affiliated Distributors (AD), American Lighting Association, American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), ART (the creative home furnishings network), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Brixy, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Ferguson Enterprises, Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA), GC Buying Group, HTI, Holiday & Decorative Association (HDA), Home Furnishings Association (HFA), Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), Illuminating Engineering Society, Interior Design Society (IDS), International Floral Distributors (IFD), International Association of Lighting Designers, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association), Lighting One, Lighting Showroom Association, Logos Bookstores Association, Luxury Products Group, MAI Retailers (formerly Monograms America), Museum Store Association (MSA), National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), NEWH (the Hospitality Industry Network), North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association, Palmer Marketing, Purchasing Power Plus (PPP), Southwest Buying Group, Spa Industry Association (formerly the Day Spa Association & International Medical Spa Association), SPECTRA Marketing Group, Sustainable Furnishings Council, Texas Association of Interior Designers (TAID), Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, Texas State Floral Association and the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supply Association (WFFSA). New for January 2020 are Palmer Marketing, North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association, and SPECTRA Marketing Group.

 Dallas is the first major market of 2020 and will welcome buyers from January 8 to 14 for the Total Home & Gift Market. 

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