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Dallas Market Center Promotes Amy Harper to SVP, Retail Development and Market Services

Furniture World News Desk on 5/10/2024

Dallas Market Center veteran Amy Harper has been promoted to senior vice president of retail development and market services, the company has announced. Harper is responsible for the strategic buyer delivery initiatives for Dallas Market Center including retail development, major stores and private buys. She is also responsible for market services including registration and Market Travel. She reports to chief operating officer Karen Ryder.

Harper has been with the company since 2001, managing an increasing number of responsibilities to drive buyer traffic to Dallas Market Center beginning with apparel and accessories, international, and then assuming leadership for all industries.

For market services, she manages the team responsible for registration including pre-registration and the on-site registration experience. She also manages the travel team which includes the travel concierge and agency partnerships as well as hotel partnerships.

“Amy is amazing at what she does because she considers herself a partner for retailers to help make their market experience successful,” said Dallas Market Center chief operating officer Karen Ryder. “She has worked tirelessly to grow our attendance by quantity and quality from coast to coast and internationally. Whether it’s a single location retailer or a 70-door enterprise she goes the extra mile to help. She is also a tremendous team leader who has the respect of our associates because she leads with heart.”

In addition to her leadership positions with Dallas Market Center she has served in a variety of roles with professional organizations. For Fashion Group International of Dallas, she served as regional director and is currently president of the Fashion Group Foundation. She also currently serves as a board member for Attitudes and Attire, the non-profit supporting women’s job readiness and self-esteem.

“I’m thrilled to continue to serve our customers, and I love what I do because it makes such a difference for buyers,” said Harper. “Now more than ever retailers and designers want a market experience that maximizes their time and investment, is inspiring and safe. They need to get more done, accomplish it with ease, and feel the personal connection of support. Our team is always focused on those goals.” 

Summer Trade Events

Dallas Market Center is anticipating well attended summer trade events including Home & Gift Market, June 19-25 (TEMPS June 19-22); KidsWorld (June 19-25); and Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show, June 19-22 (Interior Designer Preview Day, June 18).

For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app.



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 gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. 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 largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.