DMC Partners With 20 Buying Groups & Associations

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced that a record number of specialized buying groups and industry organizations will participate in the Total Home & Gift Market (June 21-27) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June 21-24).

Approximately 20 premier buying groups and industry associations will conduct business in Dallas including private buys, vendor showcases, new resource reviews, market tours, networking events, and other activities designed to sharpen business skills, gather industry intelligence, and procure merchandise.

Returning in June is the Designers’ Lounge inside the Light + Design on Ten showroom in 10085 WTC. The lounge was created for interior designers to have a dedicated space at market to relax, review information, and network. The lounge is a collaboration between the American Society of Interior Designers, Texas (ASID-Texas), the Interior Design Society (IDS), and DMC.

The American Lighting Association (ALA) will present a full schedule of seminars and events including a full day of education for buyers across all categories seeking more information on the connected home. Topics include smart home products and customer demands, the Internet of things, and a panel of experts sharing ideas and suggestions.

A full list of the buying groups and association partners for June trade events includes:

American Lighting Association (ALA); ART (the Creative Home Furnishings Network); American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP); Brixy; Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA); Gourmet Catalog; (HTI); Holiday & Decorative Association (HDA); Interior Design Society (IDS); International Floral Distributors (IFD); International Folk Art Alliance; International Interior Design Association (IIDA); Monograms America; Museum Store Association; Nationwide Marketing Group; PLATIN–Latin American Alliance; Purchasing Power Plus; Southwest Buying Group; Texas Association of Interior Designers (TAID); and the Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG).

“We have a long-standing commitment and dedicated staff to support these important groups that have tremendous buying power and industry influence,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “We welcome these partners to Dallas and we offer them the opportunity to serve their members and to broaden their reach to tens of thousands of market attendees from around the world.”