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Nearshoring America Trade Show Scheduled for Dallas Market Center in December

Dallas Market Center announces the launch of Nearshoring America, a new international expo and support services designed to explore and facilitate nearshoring production services for gift, home furnishings, and fashion accessories companies.

Nearshoring America EXPO, to take place at Dallas Market Center from December 10-12, 2024, will connect brands and their representatives with vetted factories and supply chain service providers from Mexico and Latin America.

“We are creating this groundbreaking new trade event and support services for several key reasons,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “First and foremost, many leading companies in several of the industries we serve have encouraged a juried event in Dallas given recent challenges to overseas production and interrupted supply chains.”

“They requested the event be created by the industry for the industry. They also understand our commitment to supporting more efficient trade; our unique access to brands, factories, and service providers as well as our long-standing relationships with them; our purpose-built marketplace infrastructure and operations; our geographic advantages for easy travel; and our safety and controlled access for both attendees and exhibitors.”

Exhibitors will include an invitation-only showcase of factories and supply chain providers that have been pre-selected based on their history, operating experience and delivery.  In addition, supporting enterprises including sourcing agents, trading companies, shelter companies, and design and production consultants will be represented.

The exhibiting companies will be thoroughly vetted to ensure they are legitimately capable of supporting our industry importer partners. Expected participants are from Mexico, joined by other countries in Central America and South America such as Brazil and Colombia.

“We are delighted about the new Nearshoring EXPO,” said Alix Buckley, founder and CEO of Stephen Joseph Companies, a large multi-brand gift company. “Having alternative options when sourcing goods will allow us to save time and expense in numerous ways – including the advantage of attending a show that brings suppliers in Mexico and Latin America together in one venue closer to home.”

“Not to mention, the faster turnaround time in bringing goods to market. Our product development team heard about the Dallas show while they were visiting Ambiente in Germany… seems the buzz has begun!”

Attendees will include importers of gift, home furnishings and apparel accessories seeking OEM product sources, project manufacturing services and full-scale product development partnerships. 

Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre Galinda, commented on Nearshoring America at Dallas Market Center: “Nearshoring becomes an increasing opportunity in the North American market, [and] we have to take advantage together. México's investments in infrastructure, logistics and trade policies under the USMCA are attracting the development of nearshoring programs across all sectors, including the categories represented at the Dallas Market Center.”

In addition to showcasing vetted exhibitors, the Nearshoring America EXPO will be supported by a series of seminars and symposia focused on nearshoring in Mexico and Latin America. In support of the expo, a Nearshoring America INDEX will be created that includes an exclusive and vetted list of factories and supply chain service providers organized by country. Finally, a Nearshoring newsletter will be created that includes background, research, commentary, and timely topics for the business of nearshoring.

For information on Nearshoring America contact Michael Mendoza at For information on Dallas Market Center visit the website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.

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