AETA International Trade Show to Welcome Buyers
from Around the World to Dallas Market Center
--Show expands for August; offers more brands and new products--
DALLAS – July 31, 2023 – The American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA) International Trade Show returns to Dallas Market Center from August 23-26 featuring an expanded selection of exhibitors and welcoming distinguished buyers from across North America and countries around the world.
AETA is the largest show in the U.S. for the business of equestrian and will feature more than 150 brands from around the world including notable new and returning exhibitors. Showing for the first time in Dallas are The Tailored Sportsman, LeMieux, Equine Healthcare International, and ActivoMed joining returning companies Ariat, Le Chameau, Kerrits, Jack’s, R.J. Classics, Secchiari Boots, German Equestrian, and many others. Expanding for the show are Coe 112 Showroom, Grewal Equestrian Tack, Frantisi, and Dreamers & Schemers.
“Dallas is the summer destination for the business of equestrian, and we are pleased to showcase more top brands,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are expecting attendance by leading retailers seeking an efficient and inspiring marketplace of equestrian brands that also extends to western lifestyle, gifts, home décor, and apparel and accessories.”
The show is occurring at the same time as WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (August 23-26). The two shows together will present more than 1,000 western apparel and accessories, footwear, tack, and equestrian products under one roof. Also taking place inside Dallas Market Center are the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (August 22-25) and KidsWorld (August 22-25).
AETA International Trade Show Market Events
All buyers are invited to attend a variety of industry, social, and hospitality events. Highlights Include:
· Western & English Fashion Show and Concert with Coffey Anderson – Thursday, August 24 @ 5 pm on WTC 1st Floor
o Join us before and after the fashion show for complimentary cocktails and live music from Coffey Anderson, the acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter who enjoyed his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2022.
o The fashion show at 6 p.m. will spotlight Equestrian and Western trends on the runway, sourced straight from exhibitors at the show.
· AETA Blue Ribbon Breakfast – Wednesday, August 23 - Saturday, August 26th at 9 a.m. on the WTC 10th Floor
o Complimentary breakfast located near the AETA Temp exhibitors.
· The Official AETA Show Party – Thursday, August 24 at 3 p.m. on WTC 10th Floor
o Network with industry peers and enjoy a complimentary bar and bites plus live music!
A full list of events, and hospitality are available on the Dallas Market Center website.
For New Buyers
New buyer applications are at record levels, and to support new buyers visiting for the first time, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend DMC Scoop daily at 9 a.m. on the 1st floor of World Trade Center.
Apparel, Accessories, Gift, and Home Resources
In addition to the 150 equestrian brands, there are hundreds of apparel and accessories brands as well as gift and home showrooms are open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building. These exhibitors feature many options for equestrian retailers including women’s apparel and accessories, home accents, candles, holiday, spa and wellness, paper products, gourmet items, and more.
Unmatched Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new hotel options to support a range of buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $124 and also special rates at the Virgin Hotel. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
For future markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. 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 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. With thousands of free parking spaces, hotel shuttle buses, efficient dock services, well-maintained vertical transportation, boosted cell phone coverage, enhanced WiFi, and on-site restaurants and catering, DMC’s superior facilities make shopping these markets convenient, enjoyable, and lucrative. Throughout the last six decades, the company has remained committed to ensuring that customers receive the support services they need to make their business experience in Dallas successful. dallasmarketcenter.com