For more than 46 years, the Smoky Mountains have been home to one of the most beloved, most popular trade shows for the souvenir, resort and gift industry. Acquiring the show in 2010, leading gift, souvenir and resort merchandise trade show producer Urban Expositions has worked to truly bring home the top-name product selection, buyer base, service levels, and spirit of fun and hospitality that defined the show at its prime. So make plans now to join us and see why there's no place like home.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN SOCIAL!
Chalet gatherings...cozy restaurants... strolling through the downtown village setting... stunning vistas...show parties and hospitality...Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this show, and the charming town of Gatlinburg itself, have drawn national and international gift show buyers to the Smokies for more than 46 years. They come, not just for the amount of business that is done, but for the networking aspect that takes place in this beautiful mountain setting.
Expanded Marketing Budget Bringing Buyers, Exhibitors Home
New initiatives, far-reaching promotional tools are recapturing and expanding the show's renowned buyer and exhibitor base.
"Buyer Hotel Buy Down Program" further subsidizing discounted show rates to offer all retailers unprecedented hotel savings.
Comprehensive direct mail program targeting thousands of retailers throughout the region and the nation.
Publicity Campaign designed to generate advance press coverage in key industry trade publications.
Telemarketing, broadcast fax/email, social media and on-site traffic building campaigns.
Free exhibitor support materials
Full-scale buyer relations campaign, including comp travel incentives where needed to secure attendance of top VIPs
MEET & GREET LEADING SOUVENIR & RESORT RETAILERS
In this unique "business vacation" setting, everyone tends to let down their guard to really enjoy the setting, the show and its fun, relaxed atmosphere. You'll have the chance to network with top buyers across every retail category.