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March 1, 2020
Dallas Market Center updates Lightovation winter Dates through 2023

Dallas Market Center, home of the residential lighting marketplace in North America, has announced an update to event dates for Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show. The winter edition will shift one day later to a Thursday to Sunday pattern beginning in 2021 to accommodate buyer and exhibitor preferences. The summer edition of Lightovation, including the upcoming June 24-27, 2020 show, remains a Wednesday to Saturday pattern.

Dallas Market Center shifted Lightovation’s dates to one week earlier than in the past beginning with the January 2020 edition of the show. This decision was made after consulting with DMC’s Lighting Board of Governors, other exhibitors, buyers and sales representatives. However, following the first event under the new date pattern, the Lighting Board of Governors last month recommended beginning the January 2021 show a day later, on Thursday. The new January dates will still provide ample distance between Lightovation and the International Builders’ Show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, and Design & Construction Week, as well as European trade events such as Maison & Objet, while also still avoiding show conflicts for the concurrent Total Home & Gift Market.

“This new date pattern allows Lightovation to remain the first lighting show of the year, free and clear of other trade events, and aligned with buyer and exhibitor preferences,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It’s critically important to offer event dates that are most convenient for exhibitors and loyal buyers visiting Lightovation from around the world.”

The need for Lightovation to remain concurrent with the Total Home & Gift Market was underscored by a post-market buyer survey, where 93% of lighting buyers indicated that they carried home accessories and 76% said they found it beneficial to be able to shop both shows during the same trip.

January 2021 Shows

  • Jan. 7-10, 2021: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • Jan. 6-12, 2021: Total Home & Gift Market

June 2021 Shows

  • June 23-26, 2021: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • June 23-29, 2021: Total Home & Gift Market

January 2022 Shows

  • Jan. 6-9, 2022: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • Jan. 5-11, 2022: Total Home & Gift Market

June 2022 Shows

  • June 22-25, 2022: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • June 22-28, 2022: Total Home & Gift Market

January 2023 Shows

  • Jan. 5-8, 2023: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • Jan. 4-10, 2023: Total Home & Gift Market

June 2023 Shows

  • June 21-24, 2023: Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show
  • June 21-27, 2023: Total Home & Gift Market

Lightovation at Dallas Market Center offers decision makers from around the world the opportunity to discover more new products and best-selling ceiling fans and lighting in all interior and exterior categories, along with home décor, gifts, holiday and floral, housewares and gourmet, and artisan products.

Dallas Market Center offers buyers from around the world the only complete marketplace of best-selling and unique products in temporary and permanent showrooms including the lighting trade event; the open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

The marketplace serves retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries and is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.

For more information, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com.




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