Television Stars, Industry Insiders & Design Experts Highlight
Dallas Market Center’s Events at January Total Home & Gift Market

DALLAS – December 13, 2018 – Dallas Market Center, the leading marketplace for retailers and interior designers, has announced the full lineup of dynamic events taking place during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 16-22, 2019.

Highlights include celebrity appearances, top interior design experts and business advice from industry leaders. Read on for a full calendar, including events, business seminars and daily market highlights:


· How The Lines of Residential & Hospitality Design are Blurring
Presented by Shay Geyer & Gary Inman

11AM IHDC 1D110, The Botanical Mix

Award-winning designers Shay Geyer and Gary Inman discuss current design trends, plus how their areas of expertise meet in residential and hospitality design.



· Jamie Young: A Lifestyle Approach to Design

10AM WTC 500, InDetail

Artist and designer Jamie Young highlights the inspiration behind her fabulous new product line now available at InDetail.

· Ingrid Hoffmann Meet & Greet and Book Signing

10AM WTC 180, Gourmet Market

Join celebrity chef and NBC, Telemundo and Cooking Channel star Ingrid Hoffmann as she signs copies of her newly released cookbook, Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy.

· Jeffrey Alan Marks Book Signing

11AM TM 3840, Progress Lighting

Join Bravo TV's Million Dollar Decorator, Jeffrey Alan Marks, as he signs copies of his book, Jeffrey Alan Marks: The Meaning of Home.

· Thomas O'Brien: New Product Launch

1PM - 3PM IHDC 1D321, Generation Lighting

Join Thomas O'Brien for the launch of his new line "TOB" Thomas O'Brien for Generation Lighting, followed by a meet and greet with the designer.

· Thomas O'Brien Meet & Greet and Book Signing

3PM - 5PM IHDC 1D111, Taylors

Join interior and home furnishings designer Thomas O'Brien as he signs copies of his new book, Thomas O'Brien Library House.

· Panel Discussion & Happy Hour: Latino Influence on the US Retail Market
Co-sponsored by ZUO

3PM - 6PM IHDC 1D404, ZUO

Join experts Andrea Guardiola, David Santiago, Fernando Rodriguez, Norma Lavin and Veronica Chapa for an exciting discussion on how the U.S. retail market is influenced by Latin America—from buying and merchandising, to shipping and logistics, to designing and selling. A happy hour with the panelists will immediately follow. RSVP:

· Market Hall Concert & Party

4PM - 6PM Market Hall

This much-anticipated event will feature live music from popular Hall & Oates Cover Band “The Rich Girls,” plus photo opps from Photobus DFW, cocktails and more.

· ARTS Awards Gallery Preview Night

6PM - 7PM IHDC - The Gallery

Celebrate home industry excellence over cocktails and conversation while viewing an exhibit honoring the 30th Annual ARTS Awards finalists.



· Libby Langdon, Kristi Hopper & Dann Foley moderated by Julia Malloy
Design Elevated - Real Solutions for Success in Our Changing Industry

12PM - 1PM TM 1 - Koi Pond

Join us for a fast-paced and entertaining discussion on the future of the interior design industry and how to keep your business ahead of the curve, followed immediately by lunch with the panelists inside A&B Home (TM 1325).

· Dallas Market Center StyleEyes: A Trend Scouting Panel Discussion

2PM - 3PM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

Join DMC’s StyleEyes, our team of trend scouts and tastemakers, as they discuss their must-have product discoveries from Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

· 30th Annual ARTS Awards Gala

6PM Hilton Anatole - Imperial Ballroom

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and representation. This black-tie gala will recognize this year's finalists, winners and special honorees.
Reservations Required:



· Julia Malloy: BOLD Branding

2PM - 4PM IHDC 1D404, ZUO

Interior design and branding expert Julia Molloy shares secrets only top luxury designers know! Learn how to gain more ideal clients while upselling your services. Plus, one lucky attendee will receive a ZUO Décor prize package valued at $250. RSVP:



· Julia Malloy: BOLD Branding One-on-One Sessions

2PM - 4PM IHDC 1D404, ZUO

One-on-one sessions with interior design and branding expert Julia Molloy include a 20-minute personalized workshop covering your logo, website or mission, then dive into your personalized branded message to perfect your marketing collateral. Email Sign-Up:


In addition to the events listed above, daily seminars on WTC 12 will offer valuable insights for growing retail businesses. The schedule includes:

· Roxie Campbell: Planning for Success in 2019

THURS – FRI 8:30AM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Ashley Morrow: You Like Me, You Really Like Me

THURS 10AM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Michelle Huie: Merchandising for the Millennial Generation

THURS 12PM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Lauren Pasqualone: Post to Profit - Creating Content that Creates Customers

THURS 2PM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Lisa Petty & Amber LaFrance: Marketing & PR for Small Businesses

FRI 10AM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Ashley Morrow: Talk Nerdy to Me

FRI 12PM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Terry Sullivan: Master the Art of Social Selling with LinkedIn

SAT 10AM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite

· Michelle Huie: Transforming the Customer Experience in a Digital Age

SAT 12PM WTC 12 - Seminar Suite


Industry experts J Schwanke, Edward Sajovic, Matt Wood, Abel Gonzalez-Mencio, Julie Siomacco and Damon Oats will present engaging, hands-on demos with products from a wide array of holiday and floral showrooms from Wednesday through Saturday in the Interior Home + Design Center, IHDC2 Holiday & Floral Neighborhood.


Dallas Market Center’s esteemed awards program recognizes exceptional manufacturers in the housewares industry. Three judges from the culinary and hospitality industries will evaluate products across multiple categories based on innovation, user-friendliness and visual appeal. INFO:


Dallas Market Center’s popular morning show will broadcast live from market Wednesday through Friday featuring a dynamic line-up of special guests. Join DMC TV Host Kadee Coffman via or on campus monitors at 11AM.


Retail Expert Rawlins Gilliland leads popular discovery tours Thursday through Saturday including Trending Gift and Décor Items, Hottest Temp Picks and more.


Dallas Market Center offers buyers from around the world a complete marketplace of best-selling and unique products in temporary and permanent showrooms including the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

The marketplace serves retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries and is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.

To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.

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, 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