The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, being held Jan. 16-22, 2013, will offer dozens of educational opportunities for attendees.
Headliners that were previously announced include renowned Australian Chef, author and TV personality Curtis Stone and HGTV’s John Gidding.
Stone will return to The Culinary Stage for a product demonstration on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon in the World Trade Center (WTC) Hall of Nations as part of a full schedule of demonstrations to celebrate Dallas’ expanding housewares marketplace. His line, Kitchen Solutions, is available in Source One Marketing, Trade Mart, 1-1949.
Gidding will speak on “The Role of Accessories in Curb Appeal” on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in the WTC Hall of Nations and present at the 24th annual ARTS Awards gala, the premier awards program for the home industry, that evening at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Additional educational opportunities that will be offered during Market include:
Bob Coviello, President of HTI Buying Group, will present “Managing by the Numbers” on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon on the 2nd floor of the Trade Mart (room to be announced). Coviello will share his personal profit/loss model as well as highlighting key income and expense formulas used with variables to fit the retail business environment. Participants will leave the seminar with a proven method to assist them in store performance analysis.
Retail author and speaker Rick Segel will present “Boot Camp for Successful Retailers” on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seasons Gallery, International Trade Plaza (The Plaza), covering marketing, visual merchandising, financials, salesmanship and technology. Tuition packages start at $99. To register, go to www.ricksegel.com.
For a complete list of educational opportunities, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook and Twitter or by visiting Know It All, the Dallas Market Center blog.