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.

This 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 400 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:

Best-Selling Brands

General Giftware

Destination Merchandise

Souvenirs

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. From museums and zoos to theme parks and hotels, IGES buyers will find everything their stores need amongst 400+ specialized exhibitors. PLUS, this year IGES is launching Campgrounds, a new pavilion specially geared towards Outdoor and Recreation Buyers featuring fresh merchandise across Boating and Fishing Equipment, Outdoor and Tactical Gear, Sundries, Wellness and more.

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. Additionally, Campgrounds, IGES’ new pavilion featuring Boating and Fishing Equipment, Outdoor and Tactical Gear, Sundries, and Wellness exhibitors, provides vendors with access to new buyers in expanded categories.

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