NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show

The NALMCO® Annual Convention and Trade Show is a three-day event held annually in October.  Participants include lighting management company owners, lighting maintenance service representatives, lighting and energy consultants, electrical contractors, energy service companies, specialty lighting distributors, utilities, other lighting-related associations and manufacturers.  This educational event offers internationally recognized lighting speakers, professional development opportunities, special networking events, recreation, trade show time, and one-on-one appointment with exhibitors.  The NALMCO® Annual Convention and Trade Show is a family-friendly meeting, held in various locations.

NALMCO® 63rd Annual Convention and Trade Show
The Fairmont Dallas Hotel - Dallas, Texas
October 9 – 12, 2016

NALMCO’s Annual Convention and Tradeshow reunites you with
colleagues and old friends right in the heart of Dallas, Texas.
Now that's ...

Join us and you will hear from nationally renowned speakers, industry experts and top level executives. The Trade Show will once again offer opportunities for you to talk one-on-one with exhibitors showcasing the new and tried-and-true products and services in the lighting industry.

Networking and learning opportunities will pack your days and energize you for fun evening receptions and casual interactions with those dear friends you have the opportunity to see only a few times a year. Per tradition, the Convention will close on October 12 with a hearty breakfast and golf tournament.

This is BIG! NALMCO has REDUCED its registration rates!
We are so excited to have you join us in Dallas, we’ve reduced the registration fees for General Members! This is a 30% savings over 2015 registration fees! 
Review Attendee Registration Options and Fees

Exhibitors and Sponsors:
  • On average, the NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show attracts over 250 attendees.
  • Convention attendees are business owners, senior level management, design staff and lighting technicians.
  • If you are considering hosting a hospitality suite at the NALMCO Convention, please contact Denise Hoffman. *See guidelines below.

View Freeman’s Quick Facts about exhibiting including show details, shipping information, furniture and equipment ordering, etc.  More information can be found on Freeman's webpage for the NALMCO Convention.

Exhibit spaces are assigned based on sponsorship commitments then on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors must register for and submit full payment before a booth space is assigned. Booth assignments will be made starting August 22, 2016.

Convention Hotel Alert:
To reserve your room online through NALMCO’s official reservation avenue, go to To reserve your room by phone, call (800) 441-1414 and let them know you’re with NALMCO 2016 Convention.

NALMCO has contracted with The Fairmont Dallas to offer a reduced rate for single/double occupancy rooms and one-bedroom suites at $209 per night plus tax. Note: A $30 per night fee applies to any occupancy above double. There is no charge for children up to 18 years of age who share a room with their parents.

NALMCO Rooms are only $209.00+/night. Beware of Room Block Pirates!

A company called Event Travel Planners sent an email to NALMCO members stating the Fairmont Hotel rooms are sold out  for the 2016 NALMCO Convention and Trade Show scheduled October 9 - 12, 2016. The subject line of this email is: NALMCO Trade Show: Dallas TX: October 9-16, 2016


THE NALMCO FAIRMONT HOTEL ROOM BLOCK IS NOT SOLD OUT. There are still plenty of rooms available.

NALMCO does not partner with any service to provide sleeping rooms. We work direct with our host hotel to provide sleeping rooms and reduced rates for our events. Only rely on emails direct from NALMCO regarding hotels connected to NALMCO events. 

If you have booked a room through Event Travel Planners (or any other company not affiliated with NALMCO) cancel your room immediately and rebooking it through the NALMCO link:

By booking your room in a NALMCO room block, you are supporting your association. Often, city wide, hotel wide or area events cause rooms in the convention hotel to become unavailable quickly, so NALMCO blocks rooms for its attendees. NALMCO guarantees the hotel that a reasonable number of rooms will be purchased. If these rooms are not purchased, NALMCO is obligated to pay for them. 

The cut-off date for the room block is Monday, September 19, 2016. Discounted rooms at the NALMCO rate will not be available after that date.


*Hospitality Suite Guidelines: NALMCO appreciates its Associate Members rare need for a hospitality suite, receptions or other celebratory events during a NALMCO sponsored event at the Associate members expense. As such, the NALMCO Board of Directors provides the following guidelines to aid in the success of the event for the Associate Member and NALMCO. If you have questions about these guidelines, or wish to coordinate an event during a NALMCO event, please contact the NALMCO meeting planner at or 515-334-1049.
  1. Hospitality suites, receptions or other events start no earlier than ½ hour after all NALMCO events end.
  2. No use of the NALMCO logo and trademark can be made in conjunction with the event.
  3. Registration lists are provided to Learning Lab presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors only.
  4. No invitations can be distributed during the NALMCO event.

Disclaimer: NALMCO does not promote unlimited complementary alcoholic beverages at its events. As such, the use of the NALMCO name in conjunction with these events is prohibited.

Questions? Email Denise Hoffman


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