Dallas Market Center Debuts Sneak Peek: A Conversation Starter

– First DMC bloggers’ gathering will allow a behind-the-scenes look at products and trends –

DALLAS – Dec. 21, 2012 – Dallas Market Center recently announced that it will host its first bloggers’ gathering, Sneak Peek: A Conversation Starter, Jan. 18 and 19, during the Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 16-22, 2013). Sneak Peek will allow design and lifestyle bloggers to have a first-look at home and gift products and trends consumers will see in stores within the coming months.

“We’re thrilled to host our first bloggers’ gathering during January Market,” said Meredith Hite, vice president of corporate communications, Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to welcoming and inspiring design and lifestyle bloggers with exclusive showroom visits, educational and networking opportunities and the overall exciting experience of Market.”

The Jan. 18-19 agenda includes a private Meet & Greet with HGTV’s John Gidding, showroom visits, a celebrity chef product and cooking demo by renowned Australian Chef, author and TV personality Curtis Stone, and an additional opportunity to attend the 24th annual ARTS Awards Gala.

ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to recognizing home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and representation. The ARTS Awards culminate with a black-tie gala attended by hundreds of industry leaders.

Registration is $125 with a portion of the proceeds going to Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas-based nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Bloggers will receive a swag bag valued at more than $100.

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About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 78 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. The Dallas Market Center website is available at http://www.dallasmarketcenter.com/.