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Celebrity guests to speak at Dallas Market

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market announces its list of celebrity guest speakers

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the country’s premier trade event for unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise, features celebrity guest speakers including Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and Denise McGaha, January 20-26, 2016 and Randall Whitehead for Lightovation, January 20-24.

“We truly have a great group of experts for January’s Total Home & Gift Market,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “The market will be energised with these remarkable speakers as they discuss their successes and give advice to the design and lighting communities.”

Mother and daughter duo, Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson, take the stage to share their expertise in interior design and marketing strategies that have made them one of the most successful interior design companies on the West Coast. Join them as they discuss how they have successfully leveraged social media to promote their business on Thursday, January 21 at noon on WTC 1 in the Atrium.

Jeffrey Alan Marks, an interior design superstar, known for his appearance on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators, and his numerous celebrity clients, participates in a Q&A on Friday, January 22 at noon on WTC 1 in the atrium. Marks has inspired collections for luxury fabric purveyor, Kravet and has collaborated with Palecek and A on furniture and lighting designs.

Interior designers, educators and internationally recognized TV personalities, Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, participate in a Q&A moderated by the influential interior designer, Denise McGaha on Saturday, January 23 at noon on WTC 1 in the atrium. Ellis and Dennis are also co-hosts for Design Campus Live, a three-day design summit debuting in Dallas January 21-23 and presenters at the 27th annual ARTS Awards on Friday, January 22 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

In sponsorship with Residential Lighting Magazine, Randall Whitehead, an internationally known architectural lighting designer, speaks at Lightovation, the Dallas international lighting show, January 20-24. Known for his humorous approach to the world of design, Whitehead, presents Delicious Illumination, Taste the Future of Home Lighting Design, on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m. on the fourth floor in the Trade Mart.

For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website or download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Dallas Market Center

Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at

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