About the Show
What is IGES & What Does it Offer?
Founded in 1999, IGES is one of the most popular resort, souvenir, and specialty gift trade shows in America. IGES isn’t just a trade show, it’s a vacation experience and business trip all-in-one. IGES takes place every November in the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
Every fall, approximately 4,000 buyers in the travel and tourism industries come from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Canada to shop more than 1,000 booths featuring over 500 vendors in order to find high-quality, original products to sell in their gift stores. IGES vendors offer the most comprehensive selection of merchandise available to souvenir, resort and gift buyers.
IGES is a trade-only event and is not open to the public.
Product Categories Include
Logo Product and Namedrop
Made in America
What we offer Retailers and their Buyers
IGES, the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies, is the most comprehensive souvenir, resort, and specialty merchandise trade show in the U.S. From name-drop to fully customizable products and everything in between, IGES is where destination, resort, and tourism buyers come to shop. IGES buyers will find everything their stores need amongst 575+ specialized exhibitors, from museums and zoos to theme parks and hotels. Plus, IGES 2023 debuted two new pavilions in Sevierville, including Toy + On Trend, and Sustainable. As well as the return of our popular pavilions, Made in America and Campground.
What we offer Exhibitors
IGES, the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies, is the most comprehensive souvenir, resort, and specialty gift trade show in the US. IGES connects brands, wholesalers, and distributors to approximately 4,000 travel and tourism buyers from amusement and water parks, zoos, aquariums, national and state parks, museums, resorts, and specialty boutiques. If you are a brand or wholesaler who wants to expand your key accounts, IGES offers the most qualified pool of buyers in the U.S. Grow your business with us. View the list of stores that attend IGES here.