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NAILD Announces 2022 Annual Convention Dates at Dallas Market Center

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has confirmed plans for its in-person annual convention, which will take place in Dallas in conjunction with the second annual ArchLIGHT Summit, September 13-16.


The convention will be held at the Dallas Market Center (DMC), which his known as “the home of lighting” in the heart of the Dallas Design District. DMC is host to the nation’s largest residential lighting show, Lightovation, and its central location is within three hours of either coast, with numerous local attractions and activities.


“We are excited to host NAILD’s convention and share what makes our comprehensive lighting marketplace so unique to the industry,” said Dallas Market Center President and CEO Cindy Morris.


Registration for NAILD’s convention will also give attendees access to all ArchLIGHT Summit programming. NAILD-specific events will be held September 13-14, with ArchLIGHT Summit following September 15-16 with more than 20 accredited sessions and a single exhibit floor showcasing leading brands representing both events.


Attendance at the convention will provide NAILD members with opportunities to network with other lighting professionals, participate in pertinent group discussions, and receive continuing education credits. Members will convene to set the priorities of the association, and vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their organizations to a wide audience, including NAILD distributors and other attendees of the ArchLIGHT Summit.


“NAILD’s partnership with ArchLIGHT for the upcoming convention will no doubt strengthen networking and educational opportunities for our members, and will provide a wider audience for our vendors,” said NAILD President Brian Amundson. “It’s a solid win-win-win-win.”


Additionally, NAILD’s official podcast “Get a Grip on Lighting” will broadcast live from both events.


The NAILD convention and ArchLIGHT Summit are just two events at DMC that week encompassing the design/build and home/design industries. Dallas Design Week will also take place September 12-15, Total Home and Gift Market will take place September 13-15 and WestEdge Design Fair expands to Dallas with a new event September 16-18.


NAILD members can register for the 2022 convention at All participants have access to ArchLIGHT Summit’s hotel block at the Renaissance Dallas, within walking distance of DMC, for $169/night and reservations may be made here: NAILD vendors can sign up for booth space via ArchLIGHT Summit’s Exhibitor Registration at Fore more information about NAILD membership or attending the 2022 convention, contact NAILD at



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 lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, 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. The Dallas Market Center website is available at



NAILD is a national, nonprofit trade association driving lighting innovation through networking and education. Since 1997, NAILD’s mission has been to provide members with tools, resources and opportunities to grow their businesses profitably. NAILD distributor and vendor members provide comprehensive lighting products supported by a dynamic mix of value-added services, specification know-how and lighting technology expertise. Visit NAILD’s website for more information.


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