Jill Cunningham Honored as Woman to Watch

by Trade Show Executive Magazine

DALLAS – October 5, 2023 – Dallas Market Center is delighted to announce that Jill Cunningham, Vice President of Apparel Leasing, was recognized as one of the exceptional Women to Watch at the TSE’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit which took place on September 13 – 15 in San Diego, California.

The Women to Watch program, launched in 2018, aims to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of up-and-coming professionals in the industry. Jill Cunningham has been selected for this prestigious honor based on her remarkable leadership qualities, creative problem-solving skills, and excellence in trade show management.

Said Eva Walsh, EVP of Apparel & Accessories Leasing and Retail Development Business Development, Dallas Market Center: “Jill has not only grown our apparel and accessories tradeshow business but helped assemble a top team, launched new revenue channels, improved exhibitor retention, mentored team members, and collaborated across departments in support of her team’s goals. Jill is worthy for many reasons but it’s her unique combination of leadership, management, and mentorship that make her a woman to watch.”

Jill’s leadership includes responsibility for a staff of five, with numerous trade shows annually including women’s apparel and accessories, men’s apparel and accessories, western apparel and accessories, equestrian, footwear, children’s products, and jewelry.

The next tradeshows at Dallas Market Center are the October edition of Apparel & Accessories Market and KidsWorld, both taking place October 24-27, 2023.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.