Next month’s International Lighting Market, held in conjunction with the Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design Show at the Dallas Market Center (DMC) January 14-18, will boast many new and expanded showrooms. In addition, there will be educational seminars presented by the American Lighting Association (ALA) at $49 for members and $74 for non-members. To register, visit the ALA Web site (www.americanlightingassoc.com).
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Lighting buyers and exhibitors are invited to attend the Lighting After Dark party at the Sheraton Downtown (the official market hotel for the lighting industry) on Thursday, January 15 at 9 p.m. to enjoy cocktails and networking with fellow lighting professionals, manufacturers, buyers, and reps. Although the Sheraton is sold out, special discounted rates may still be available at other hotel properties; interested buyers should email Amy Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 26th annual ARTS Awards, organized and co-founded/produced by ART and DMC, will be held – for the first time – on Friday evening, January 16. The black-tie event will be held at the Hilton Anatole, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner and the awards presentation.