In a crowd-pleasing move, the January Lightovation dates for 2023 have been changed to give more distance between the year-end holidays and the start of the show. The Dallas Market Center (DMC) received extensive feedback about the challenges of the original January 5-8 dates — for example, annual sales meetings are typically held two or three days prior to opening day of market and showroom set-up can take up to a week prior to the show to complete. The new dates for Lightovation will be Tuesday, January 10 through Friday, January 13.
Since the Total Home & Gift Market dates will remain the same (January 4-10), showroom buyers who typically take advantage of the dual-show opportunity to buy accessories should plan on arriving a day or so earlier. A Preview Day for Lightovation on Monday, January 9, will help buyers who purchase at both markets to maximize their time.
“Listening to the lighting industry, we are making this adjustment in order to better serve lighting retail showrooms, many of which travel long distances to attend the show,” said Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “As a permanent marketplace we have the flexibility to be ready when the customer is ready. At the same time, we heard from the lighting retail community that they wanted to attend our Total Home & Gift Market, and these new dates meet their complete needs. I want to thank our Lighting Board of Governors for their leadership and cooperation that place customer interests first.”
The next edition of Lightovation takes place June 22-25, 2022. Register for that event here. Summer 2023 dates (June 21-24) remain unchanged.