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The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® and Souvenir Super Show® is a wholesale, order-writing-only, tradeshow that focuses on the souvenir, resort and gift industries and takes place only once a year in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
2016 IGES Show Dates
Sevierville: Tuesday, November 1st – Friday November, 4th
Sevierville Convention Center: 202 Gists Creek Road Sevierville, TN 37876
Pigeon Forge: Wednesday, November 2nd – Saturday, November 5th
Pigeon Forge LeConte Center: 2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® and Souvenir Super Show® is the premier destination for wholesale resort, souvenir and gift merchandisers and retailers. With it’s one of a kind setting and generous mix of what’s known and what’s new, IGES offers vendors and retailers from across the country an opportunity to experience the BEST of the Smokies and beyond! Join the combined shows in the Smokies this November and be a part of the largest gathering of wholesale resort and souvenir buyers and vendors in the world!
With two beautiful convention centers, the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and the Sevierville Convention Center, IGES is able to showcase the biggest names in the industry alongside those that are up and coming. It is this combination that allows IGES to successfully showcase the best assembly of resort and souvenir merchandise in the nation.
With Pigeon Forge currently operating at a sold-out status, Sevierville remains integral to the continued success of IGES! Known for hosting the industry’s biggest and best, Sevierville is now the source for new products, up and coming vendors, merchandise must haves, as well as IGES’ specialty Handcrafted and Made in America Section. Opening prior to Pigeon Forge on Tuesday, November 1st, Sevierville offers buyers a jump start on their purchasing and a preview of what to expect while attending the 2016 IGES.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® attracts buyers from all across the country and beyond, who will be looking for new introductions and the hottest trends in apparel, plush, games, toys, general souvenirs, handcrafted and made in America merchandise and more.
IGES attendees represent buyers from all sections of the souvenir and resort spectrum, including: amusement parks, theme parks, state and national parks, water parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, cavern attractions, destination resorts, hospital gift shops, casino and cruise lines, card and stationery stores, catalog buyers, local and college bookstores, trading posts, general stores, pharmacies and more.
IGES proudly hosts specialty networking dinners and annual conferences for the following specialty buying groups: Museums, Waterparks, Campgrounds, Amusement Parks and Attractions, the NCA (National Caves Association), ZAG (Zoo and Aquarium Buyers Group) and NARB (National Association of Retail Buyers.)
Large or small, all retailers are welcome and invited to attend this November as we celebrate 17 years in the Smokies! Come and enjoy the numerous amenities that IGES has become known for providing. From complimentary shuttle service, free on-site parking, area lodging discounts, specialty networking dinners and opening day buyers’ receptions, complimentary buyer breakfasts and luncheons, to drawings for free lodging, dinner at area restaurants, cash and vendor prizes and more!
Categories currently featured include but are not limited to: apparel, plush, gifts, souvenirs, toys, novelties, kiosk items, promotional, handcrafted, gourmet, jewelry, premium, Made in America, incentive and more.
Booth cost is $20-$22/sq. ft. depending on location and $16/sq. ft. in the Handcrafted/Made in America section located in Sevierville. All booths include complimentary furnishings: unlimited draped tables, chairs, wastebasket, booth sign and carpeting.
All exhibiting companies receive free support items and promotional materials, complimentary advertising opportunities, listing in the 2016 IGES/SSS Show Guide, sponsorship opportunities, targeted email marketing campaigns, social media exposure, telemarketing, direct mail marketing to surrounding states and across the nation, plus widespread national advertising in highly-rated industry trade magazines that target thousands of buyers throughout the nation.
For the latest information on the 2016 International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® please visit our website www.iges.us and follow IGESShow on Facebook and Twitter. For more information please email email@example.com or call 800-430-7608 to speak with one of IGES’ friendly team members.