Deadline Approaching for 2018 Light Stars Program 

-- Opportunity for first-time attendees to participate in Lightovation, June 20-23. --

DALLAS – March 5, 2018 – Dallas Market Center will be closing nominations for its 2018 Light Stars program on March 30. Nominations for the program, which enables lighting retailers to bring top salespeople to the June edition of Lightovation if they have not previously attended, are accepted year-round at But this upcoming deadline is the last chance to submit nominations for participants at the June 20-23, 2018 show.

Light Stars honorees accepted into the program will receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the largest residential lighting show in North America. In addition, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation educational seminars, exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards and Lighting After Dark party on Wednesday, June 20. The American Lighting Association (ALA) also waives any fees for Light Stars to attend its CLC®-accredited sessions during market.

Anyone in the industry may nominate a first-time attendee to be a Light Star. Retailers typically select outstanding sales personnel who would greatly benefit from exposure to Lightovation’s comprehensive product introductions, exhibitor merchandising displays, educational programming and networking opportunities. All nominees are vetted with each store’s management for qualifications and availability before acceptance to the program.

Hundreds of nominations were submitted for the 2017 Light Stars program, from which a record 78 participants were selected. A guest blog from one of these honorees, Leigh Black of Mayer Lighting Showroom, described her experience:

Registration is open to all attendees for Lightovation’s June 20-23 edition on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media or via the Lightovation Facebook page or Dallas Market Center’s own Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram feeds.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at