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
October 9 – 12, 2016
The Fairmont Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX 

  • 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 offering a $279 hotel room rate 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

Additionally, they are OVERCHARGING for your sleeping room at The Fairmont Dallas.

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:

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.

* 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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