Product and inspiration first at Dallas Market Center

Headliners, special events and education announced

DALLAS – Dallas Market Center today announced that its summer Total Home & Gift Market, June 18-24, will present unrivaled merchandise offerings, headliners to educate and entertain, special events and much more.

Dozens of Educational Opportunities

Jason Dorsey , a leading generational speaker, best-selling author and expert in Millennial strategy presents “Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees and Customers Can Grow Your Business” on Thursday, June 19 at noon in the World Trade Center (WTC) Hall of Nations. Known as “The Gen Y Guy,” Jason was a popular speaker at the recent Casual Living conference and has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNBC, Fox News, The Today Show and dozens more, sharing his expertise in solving generational challenges for companies.

Celebrity chef Blythe Beck, a native Texan who launched her career in Dallas, presents a cooking demonstration on Saturday, June 21 at noon at The Culinary Stage, WTC 1. Beck is currently executive chef at the Movie Lounge in Fort Smith, Ark. and was recently recognized as one of Dallas’ top chefs by Modern Luxury magazine’s “The Five Factor” award, as well as being named one of NBC DFW’s “25 Most Interesting People.”

Chefs Tim Byres and Anthony Van Camp lead cooking demonstrations at The Culinary Stage, WTC 1. Byres, owner of Smoke in Dallas and dedicated to American cookery with soul and nostalgic ties, entertains on Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m. Dallas-based Van Camp, executive chef at SĒR Steak+Spirits and locally-raised food prodigy renowned for his culinary precision and innovative dishes, demonstrates on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

New Temp Category and Expanded Locations in June

Garden & Outdoor Temps, June 18-22, debuts its new, convenient location on The Plaza 1st floor in Outdoor Living, The Plaza 1F201, showing a varied selection of planters and containers, tabletop, decorative outdoor accents, garden accessories, seasonal accessories and more to enhance the patio, deck and garden.

The Dallas Temp Show , June 19-22 (staggered opening dates) offers 24 different product categories in seven distinctive, easy-to-shop locations with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibits located on WTC 1, 6, 12 and 13, TM 1, Market Hall and the International Trade Plaza (The Plaza).

Luxury Home Temps (June 18-22), a juried category of home décor manufacturers, is new to June with a collection of high-style and high-end lighting, furniture, wall décor, textiles and accents located on TM 1.

Buyers are invited to shop late in Temporaries until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 20.

Leader in Holiday

Dallas’ Total Home & Gift Market continues to expand its reach with Christmas HQ, recognizing Dallas as the Christmas Headquarters.

Christmas HQ presents inspirational displays, product demonstrations and an all-market party in addition to its comprehensive collection of Christmas and holiday décor.

Expert floral designer J Schwanke AIFD, PFCI, AAF and CEO of ubloom.com will host product demonstrations and walking tours throughout market. Additional information, including a preview video and photo gallery of offered products, is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/christmashq. Join the conversation on Twitter using #christmasHQ.

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