Dallas Market Center will host Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show, Jan. 8-12, 2020, concurrent with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 8-14.
Inside the comprehensive marketplace for all categories of lighting, ceiling fans, and smart home technology, several top lighting showrooms will debut expanded spaces in order to feature new and extensive collections.
Two opportunities for recognition surrounding the June edition of Lightovation will be promoted at the January show. The 11th annual Showroom of the Year Awards program, presented in partnership with Furniture Lighting & Decor magazine, will also be accepting nominations starting in late November and during January Lightovation. The Showroom of the Year Awards honor leading lighting retailers throughout North America. Lightovation attendees are invited to submit entries and nominations for the Showroom of the Year Awards using kiosks around Market and at www.SOTYAwards.com.
Nominations are already being accepted for the Light Stars program, which honors top retail salespeople from across North America with complimentary travel to attend June Lightovation for the first time. Anyone in the industry may nominate a first-time attendee at dallasmarketcenter.com/LightStars.
In addition to new products, Lightovation is the lighting industry hub for insights and business intelligence as well as educational events and networking opportunities. Inside The SMART Center (TM 4826), a dynamic seminar, meeting and lounge space, educational events will include free sessions focused on innovative approaches to marketing your business, as well as lighting applications.
Networking opportunities during Lightovation will include the popular Women in Lighting Reception, hosted by Progress Lighting (TM 3840) on Wednesday, January 8;T and Cheers With Peers, a joint event for ALA Young Executives and ART’s Under 40 members on Thursday, January 9 in The SMART Center.
The most notable networking opportunity at Lightovation is always the Lighting After Dark party, taking place this year on Thursday night. All buyers, exhibitors and reps are welcome to attend this opportunity to enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and networking with other industry professionals; just bring your badge for entry. This sci-fi themed Lighting After Dark will transform the Chaparral Room on the 38th floor of the Center Tower at the updated Sheraton Dallas Hotel on Thursday, January 9.
The Sheraton Dallas is the official Lightovation hotel and recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation to unveil a refreshed lobby, guest rooms, and dining options.
Lighting manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives will be among those honored at the 31st ARTS Awards, a black-tie gala recognizing leaders in all facets of the home accessories industry. The gala will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Hilton Anatole.
Additional information about the upcoming edition of Lightovation is available on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website.