Dallas Market: A Total Experience

Highlights include seminars by Mary Carol Garrity, Top Chef's Tre Wilcox and “Home for the Holidays” furnished rooms.


June 18–24

Dallas Market Center

2100 Stemmons Fwy.

Dallas 75207

(800) DAL-MKTS


Markets Presented: Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 18–24; Holiday & Home Expo, June 18–24; Holiday & Home Expo Temps, June 19–23; International Lighting Market, June 19–22; Hospitality/Contact Lighting Show, June 23 and F!nds, June 20–23

Show Producer: Dallas Market Center

Show Hours: June 18–19 and June 23–24, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. June 20, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

Travel Arrangements: Market Travel, (800) DAL-MKTS.

Market Highlights:

  • New and expanded showrooms debut. New WTC showrooms: Carol Woolf Gallery, 6272; Decorative Art Decor, 6494; Flam Rugs, 10029. Expanded WTC showrooms: Diverse Marketing, 421 & 439; McManemin Co., 478; Donald McEvoy, 211, 219 & 249.

  • “Home for the Holidays” a 4,200-sq.-ft. exhibit of nine rooms furnished and decorated for the holidays. Grand Pavilion, Trade Mart.

  • F!NDS Temp Show presents new exhibitors, new locations and a new F!NDs — Red HauteF!NDS, a juried selection of high-end, boutique fashion accessories. HomeF!NDS moves from Market Hall to the 13th floor of the WTC and brings with it new companies like Kevin O'Brien and Cloud 9.

Market Debut: The Hospitality/Contract Lighting Show, June 23. A new one-day lighting show for commercial buyers. Cocktail reception, June 22, 5 p.m. TM Lighting Expansion 4th floor.

Holiday & Home Expo Top 10 Picks

  • Color. Thursday, June 19. 11:30 a.m.

  • Containers. Friday, June 20.11:30 a.m.

  • Stems/Pre-Mades. Friday, June 20. 4:30 p.m.

  • Decorative Accessories. Saturday, June 21. 11:30 a.m.

  • Hidden Treasures. Saturday, June 21. 4 p.m.

Discovery Tours

Thursday, June 19

  • Dress Your Tabletop. 9 a.m. TM 1

  • Plantscaping. 9 a.m. IFGC lobby

  • Shop Total Home & Gift. 2 p.m. WTC 1

  • Best of Temps. 4:30 p.m. IFGC

Friday, June 20

  • Christmas. 9 a.m. IFGC

  • F!NDS Treasures. 11 a.m. WTC 12

Saturday, June 21

  • Merchandising & Trends. 9 a.m. IFGC


Thursday, June 19

  • Habitat. Noon. $5. IFGC 1F324.

  • 'Tis the Season: Colors/Trends for the Holidays. 3 p.m. IFGC Seasons Gallery. Presenter: Michelle Lamb.

Friday, June 20

  • Home Rules: A Comprehensive Survey on How Americans Create Their Most Lived-In Rooms. 9:30 a.m. WTC 1. Presenter: Kelly Peterson, WithIt.

  • Make Your Store Website a Profit Center. Noon. Presenters: David Moses & Barney Stacher. WTC 9065

  • Trends in Home Decor. Noon. IFGC 1F324. $5. Presenter: Michelle Lamb.

  • Bringing Outdoor Fabrics to the Runway. 2 p.m. WTC 1. Presenter: Joe Ruggiero

  • Holidays at Home: Everything but the Tree. 3 pm. IFGC Seasons Gallery. Presenter Mary Liz Curtin.

  • Meet the Product Developers. 5 p.m. IFGC 324.

Saturday, June 21

  • Key E-Trends for Retail Success. 9 a.m. WTC 9065. Presenters: David Moses & Barney Stacher.

  • Color and Design Trends. 11 a.m. Presenter: Glen Boudreaux. WTC 9065

  • Bravo TV's Top Chef contestant Chef Tre Wilcox discusses the show and working as a gourmet chef. Noon. WTC 1.

  • The Art of Merchandising. Noon. IFGC 324. Presenter: Corey Harbour.

  • Becoming a Destination Store. 2 p.m. WTC 1. Presenter: Mary Carol Garrity.

  • Daring Displays for Very Little Money. 3 p.m. WTC 9065. Presenter: Mary Liz Curtin

  • Find More Customers, Keep More Customers. 4 p.m. WTC 9065. Presenter: Marsha Horne

Sunday, June 22

  • Seven Simple Secrets for Marketing on the Web. 9 a.m. Presenter: Mary Liz Curtin. WTC 9065

  • A Winning Attitude in Your Workplace. 11 a.m. WTC 9065. Presenter: Marsha Horne

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