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Dallas Lighting Market Opens Today


Posted on June 20, 2013 by HFN Staff

DALLAS-The Dallas International Lighting Market, part of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, opens today.

Among the debuts will be ELK Lighting's Cornerstone collection, targeting the construction professional, and Dale Tiffany's new Contempo line of updated transitional looks using art glass. New showrooms include Flambeau Lighting on the third floor in the Trade Mart and Port 68, with Eastern Accents, on the fifth floor of the World Trade Center.

The second Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market is now open as well and includes an expanded Gourmet Market of 22,000 square feet. The ribbon cutting for the expansion will happen at 5 p.m. today, WTC 1-180, and the "A Night on the French Riviera" party will follow to celebrate. The market has more than 1,500 manufacturers of housewares and gourmet products in permanent showrooms, temporary booths and the Gourmet Market. Housewares Hotspot will feature product demonstrations from top housewares manufacturers today through Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, the Culinary Stage in the WTC Hall of Nations will feature live cooking and product demonstrations by high-profile restaurant chefs June 20-22 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tonight, The Gift + Home Trade Association will host its market cocktail party from 5-7 p.m. on the second floor of the Trade Mart. Then, at 9 p.m., the lighting industry will mingle with others in the Sheraton Hotel Downtown for the Lighting After Dark party.

The Dallas Market has extensive, complimentary Wi-Fi provided by Dallas Market Center and sponsored by Park Hill Collections (WTC 3-318). With more bandwidth and nearly 300 access points, Dallas Market Center's free Wi-Fi creates a seamless wireless network throughout the campus and supports the usability of the constantly updated Dallas Market App.