New Lighting Brands and Renewals Deepen Industry Commitment to Dallas Market Center

—Forty companies including Minka, Hinkley, Quoizel, Quorum, WAC, Arteriors, and Visual Comfort Group have made long-term investments in the largest lighting marketplace in North America—

DALLAS – June 15, 2022 – Dallas Market Center, underscoring its position as the home of the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America, has announced that more than forty companies totaling more than 150,000 square feet have recently leased new showrooms or renewed leases in advance of June 2022 trade events.

“Our lighting company partners have deepened their commitments and as an industry have indicated that Dallas will remain the dominant marketplace for lighting inspiration and commerce,” said Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Likewise, our commitment to their success extends from trade events including Lightovation to unmatched daily business serving the design community to our partnerships with organizations such as the American Lighting Association and Lighting One.”

Companies recently extending their partnership with Dallas Market Center include Minka Group, Hinkley, Visual Comfort Group, Quoizel, Quorum/Oxygen, WAC, Schonbek, Arteriors, Hunter Fan Company, Fanimation, and more than twenty-five others. For the majority of these companies, Dallas is either their only wholesale showroom in North America or their flagship showroom location.

New companies added to the marketplace include LNC Home, Aptations, Acrosentec, Arnsbergerlicht, GE Lighting, Jach Lighting, Social Lighting, and Verozza Lighting.

“We are firmly and deeply committed to Dallas as our sole showroom for key reasons,” said Tim Flannery, Executive Vice President of Sales, Minka Group. “From one central location we can serve existing customers with the comprehensive Minka experience including products, inspiration, and education. We can also expand our reach to new customers in Dallas like no other marketplace. We all want to create more business and support customers but for our company when you carefully study the alternatives in Las Vegas and High Point there is just no comparison. Finally, we also value the partnership with the DMC team; we look forward to working together for many years to come.”

The next edition of Lightovation takes place June 22-25; the new dates for the winter 2023 edition of Lightovation are January 10-13.

Additional June 2022 Trade Events

In addition to the Lightovation, other trade events this summer offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Total Home & Gift Market (June 22-28), Apparel & Accessories Market (June 14-17) and KidsWorld (June 22-28).

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 the Lightovation Facebook page as well as Lightovation Industry Discussion Group.

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 lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, 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 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.