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Karol Sullins Joins Dallas Market Center as Executive Director, Leasing



Dallas Market Center, the home of the B2B trade events attracting buyers from around the world, announced that Karol Sullins has joined the company as executive director of leasing for Total Home & Gift Temps.


Sullins is responsible for the strategic prospecting and leasing of High Style Dallas and Antiques, new additions to the Temps marketplace debuting in June, as well as the Home, Garden, Body & Spa, and Him collections. She reports to Jo Ann Miller Marshall, SVP of Temps Leasing.


The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market encompass five distinct neighborhoods across more than 1 million square feet and includes leading brands of gifts, home décor, tabletop, handmade, gourmet, personal care, children’s, and fashion. The Temps are expanding for June 2022 to include hundreds of new exhibitors.


High Style Dallas, the newest and most distinguished juried collection at the show, will feature innovative and design-driven, home and lifestyle merchandise from all product categories along with original artwork. High Style Dallas will be located on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. The Antiques collection will include one of-a-kind antique furniture, accents, original artwork fine prints, lighting, heirloom jewelry, decorative objects, silver, china, architectural elements and mid-century modern decor. It will be located inside Market Hall. 


Dallas Market Center Temps are among the fastest growing events in North America and continue to welcome a record number of new buyers. The most recent tradeshows in Dallas, including the January Total Home & Gift Market, have expanded significantly including hundreds of new exhibitors and a record number of new buyers, major stores, and independent retailers from all 50 states and dozens of countries.


“Capitalizing on the Dallas momentum, we are creating a breathtaking and expanded marketplace for June, and Karol will be instrumental to the growth and careful selection of exhibitors,” said Jo Ann Miller Marshall, SVP Leasing. “Her experience and eye for quality and design will ensure that buyers will be amazed and delighted this summer. We welcome her to the team and look forward to an extraordinary debut in June.”


Karol Sullins joins Dallas Market Center from AmericasMart Atlanta, where she served as a senior manager of Atlanta’s High Design and Antiques collections.


“This is a special opportunity, and I’m pleased to join a company committed to growing the marketplace with quality exhibitors and serving top-tier buyers,” said Sullins. “Dallas Market Center is full of energy and thriving, and I’m thrilled to be help create new destinations that will inspire retailers and interior designers.”


Sullins is supported by a team of leasing, buyer delivery, and marketing experts with deep experience and success. Over the last 22 months, Dallas Market Center has held a full calendar of in-person events that served tens of thousands of buyers from coast to coast while balancing good health with good business.


Upcoming at Dallas Market Center is the Total Home & Gift Market, March 22-25; Dallas Design Days, April 25-26; and the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, June 22-25.


Only Dallas Market Center presents the most complete collection of new and best-selling products across multiple categories including home décor and lighting together with gift, holiday and floral, housewares, gourmet, apparel & accessories, artisan products, and more. The marketplace includes the largest residential lighting trade events in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.


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 home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s  largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. 



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