New Leases, Renewals, and Major Expansions Extend Lighting Manufacturer Commitment to Dallas
—More than 40 Lightovation Exhibitors Make Long-Term
Investment in the Dominant Marketplace—
DALLAS – September 13, 2019 – Underscoring the strength of the lighting business at Dallas Market Center, more than 40 lighting manufacturers have recently deepened their commitment via long-term renewals, expansions, or new leases for space in the dominant lighting marketplace. The space under new agreements totals more than 160,000 square feet and represents the largest collection of expansions, renewals and new leases since the expansion of the Trade Mart in 2007.
“As the North American home of residential lighting and the host of the leading trade events, we’re proud to have the confidence and long-term support from an incredible group of lighting companies,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We’re deeply invested in the ongoing success of our exhibitor partners as demonstrated through a commitment to serving loyal companies and attracting new companies, hosting dynamic trade events, delivering unmatched daily business, and maintaining partnerships with organizations such as the American Lighting Association and Lighting One. Working together we are helping retailers succeed with the new products, technology, business insights, and relationships they need.”
In addition to new and renewed leases, key expansions at the marketplace include Sonneman—A Way of Light, making a major expansion in TM 4804; Eurofase, already expanded in TM 4002; Kuzco, already expanded in TM 4010; Fanimation, already expanded in TM 4943; Varaluz, already expanded in TM 4507; Terracotta Designs, expanding in TM 3519; Ulextra, expanding in TM 4517; Acclaim Lighting, already expanded in TM 4432-06; and Lantern & Scroll, already expanded in TM 4432-14.
“Dallas continues to be a great investment for our brand and the only marketplace able to create both a global tradeshow and year-round business,” says Tony Zitoli, Eurofase vice president of sales and product development. “We are pleased to have a newly expanded and open-daily showroom to serve more customers with an expanded selection of high-quality innovative lighting. We can showcase a full range of products with aesthetic appeal, stellar performance, and long-lasting tested quality.”
Companies recently signing new leases at Dallas Market Center include: Accord Lighting, TM 3353; Acuity Brands Lighting, TM 4634; AeroPure Fans, TM 4432-21; Alora Lighting, TM 4402; Artika, TM 3309; Asfour Crystal, TM 4432-03; Beacon Lighting, TM 4933; Big Ass Fans, TM 4830; Carro USA, TM 3351; InStyle Gallery, WTC 10085-2A; Juliska, WTC 10085-14A; Lumiland Industries, TM 4432-18; Page One Lighting, TM 3920; Samsung, WTC 10085-11; Star Fans, TM 4432-10; and Xanlite North America TM 4733.
"Acuity Brands Lighting realized that if we want to reach the buyers that matter in the lighting trade, then we have to have a presence at the Dallas Market Center,” says Dennis Noyce, Acuity Brands Lighting vice president-strategic account sales. They are known not only for the top trade shows in this business, but also for strong daily design traffic. Acuity is excited to launch our new showroom at the leading marketplace for lighting innovation.”
A significant number of companies have also extended their commitment to Dallas Market Center via lease renewals including American Lighting, TM 4745; American Lighting Brands, TM 3915; Avenue Lighting, TM 3521; Blackjack Lighting, TM 4432-12; Canarm, TM 3934; Capital Lighting, TM 3931; The Coppersmith, TM 4432-16; CWI Lighting, TM 3327; DVI , TM 4301; EGLO USA, TM 4916; ELK Lighting, TM 3606, 3664; Galilee Lighting, WTC 10085-01; GS Designs, TM 4525; Legrand, TM 4727; Lite Source, TM 3321; Luxrite, TM 4432-24; The Minka Group, TM 3725; Norwell Manufacturing, TM 3531; Robert Abbey, WTC 305-1; Swarovski Lighting/Schonbek, TM 4926; Toltec Company, TM 3343; and Vaxcel International, TM 3942.
Says Tim Flannery, vice president of sales and marketing, The Minka Group: “We are pleased to extend our commitment to Dallas and support the most important destination for lighting technology and design. Only in Dallas can buyers review hundreds of new products and receive the education and inspiration to help drive their business. Therefore, it is critical to our business for the Minka Group’s brands to be highly visible in an interactive, supportive marketplace. Lightovation is the destination for the lighting industry!”
“Our location in Dallas Market Center has always been important to our business,” says David Pamer, CEO of ELK Group International. “We know that renewing our lease for our lighting showroom was necessary to keep our products and brand in front of our customers, and we are very excited about some changes you should see from us in January 2020. Our relationship with the Dallas Market Center has always been a beneficial one, and we look forward to having continued success in Dallas.”
"We love our space at Dallas Market Center - it puts us right in the heart of the action for the lighting business,” says Tony Lee, general manager of Lite Source. “The people at the marketplace always have our success in mind when they work with us, so renewing our commitment to Dallas was a smart decision for us. We can't wait to kick off the next Dallas Design Week and show off our new location.”
Lightovation at Dallas Market Center, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, offers decision makers from around the world the unmatched opportunity to discover more new products and best-selling ceiling fans and lighting in all interior and exterior categories, along with smart home technology, home décor, gifts, holiday and floral, housewares and gourmet, and artisan products.
Visit the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website for more information about the show, including registration, and hotel and travel assistance. Note that for January a new, earlier date pattern for Lightovation will mean a head start on business for the new year: Lightovation will take place January 8-12, 2020. Also, keep up-to-date by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation Lighting Industry Discussion Group.
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 lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, 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 dallasmarketcenter.com.