Events & Features

IGES 2022 Events and Features

IGES is more than just a trade show. It’s a unique experience, set in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, for buyers and sellers to network, connect and move business forward. To help you make the most of your time with us, the IGES team has put together a series of events and show features.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Daily Experience American Dreamin’
Experience American Dreamin’ at IGES Sevierville the OG of IGES where you can Win Big with prizes that celebrate the USA, including a brand new SUV – the ideal vehicle for a good old fashioned road trip, a U.S. beach vacation or cold hard US dollars to spend. All especially curated to deliver an exceptional buying experience — it’s well worth adding a day to your IGES agenda.

Sevierville Convention Center
Exhibit Hall

Daily Made in America
IGES is proud to highlight a selection of unique artisan products, gourmet food and other locally made merchandise who fall into our ‘Made in America’ category – vendors you won’t find anywhere else.
Search Made In America Vendors here.
Sevierville Convention Center (Aisles 2000-2600)
Daily The Campground at IGES
Geared towards outdoor and recreation buyers, this area will feature fresh merchandise across boating and fishing equipment, outdoor and tactical gear, sundries, wellness and more. Learn more about the Campground @ IGES here.
Sevierville Convention Center (Aisles 2900-3100)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Boost Your Sustainability IQ and Become a Sustainability in Retail Professional
At the all NEW Sustainability in Retail Professional Program, an education series developed to help you enhance your understanding of key elements of environmental, social, and economic impact — a top-of-mind concern for many consumers in the USA. Walk away with a plan for your store + showcase your commitment with a certificate of completion and window cling for your store!
SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY! ONLY $49 through October 5th
Sevierville Convention Center

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8:00 AM Swag Bag Giveaway
First 200 attendees will receive ticket for an IGES tote bag filled with samples from participating vendors. Make sure you arrive early at our Sevierville location.
Sevierville Convention Center
8:30 AM Complimentary Breakfast Bites + Coffee
Get it while it’s hot! Complimentary pastries are offered on opening day in the Lobby to make sure buyers are energized for the day.
Lobby at Sevierville Convention Center
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sustainability Shopping Tour
Looking for products that are doing good in the world to stock in your store? This tour is the hands on portion of our Sustainability in Retail Professional Program, led by Tommy Brown of the St. Louis Zoo, Sustainability Buyer.
Sevierville Convention Center
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM OPENING NIGHT EVENT – American Dreamin’
Come celebrate at the Sevierville Convention Center with your colleagues and other industry professionals at the “American Dreamin” opening night event! Featuring Monsters of Yacht straight out of Nashville, Tennessee as the premier tribute to the Yacht Rock genre, delivering recreations of songs from artists like Christopher Cross, Doobie Brothers, TOTO, Robbie Dupree, Player, Hall & Oats, Steely Dan, Gerry Rafferty, and more. Enjoy complimentary drinks on us! RSVP below
Sevierville Convention Center

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8:00 AM Swag Bag Giveaway
First 200 attendees will receive ticket for IGES tote bag filled with samples from participating vendors. Make sure you arrive early!
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
8:30 AM Complimentary Breakfast Bites + Coffee
Get it while it’s hot! Complimentary pastries are offered on opening day in the Lobby to make sure buyers are energized for the day.
Lobby at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
8:30 AM Morning Brew
Complimentary coffee while supplies last daily.
Lobby at Sevierville Convention Center
6:00 PM Zoo, Aquarium & Garden (ZAG) Annual Meeting + Dinner
Dinner is open to all Zoo, Aquarium & Garden (ZAG) members ONLY.
For information on joining the association for merchandise buyers at zoos, aquariums & gardens, click here.
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
6:00 PM Hosted Buyer Dinner: Cave Buyers
Join other industry colleagues for a hosted buyer dinner to network, engage and forge valuable relationships in your market. Space is limited!
Deadline to RSVP: 10/23
RSVP Here
Riverstone Resort
6:00 PM Hosted Buyer Dinner: Museums
Join other industry colleagues for a hosted buyer dinner to network, engage and forge valuable relationships in your market. Space is limited!
Deadline to RSVP: 10/23
RSVP Here
Riverstone Resort
6:00 PM Hosted Buyer Dinner: Amusement & Water Parks
Join other industry colleagues for a hosted buyer dinner to network, engage and forge valuable relationships in your market. Space is limited!
Deadline to RSVP: 10/23
RSVP Here
DreamMore Resort
6:00 PM Hosted Buyer Dinner: Campgrounds
Join other industry colleagues for a hosted buyer dinner to network, engage and forge valuable relationships in your market. Space is limited!
Deadline to RSVP: 10/23
RSVP Here
Margaritaville Island Hotel
6:00 PM Hosted Buyer Dinner: National & State Parks
Join other industry colleagues for a hosted buyer dinner to network, engage and forge valuable relationships in your market. Space is limited!
Deadline to RSVP: 10/23
RSVP Here
DreamMore Resort

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

8:30 AM Morning Brew
Complimentary coffee while supplies last daily.
Lobby of each Convention Center
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sustainability Shopping Tour Led by Tommy Brown from the St. Louis Zoo
Discover the latest in new and trending gift and souvenirs on this buyer tour. Only 30 spots available. Link to register coming soon. 
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Information Desk in Lobby 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

8:00 AM Zoo, Aquarium & Garden (ZAG) Annual Meeting + Breakfast
This breakfast is open to all Zoo, Aquarium & Garden (ZAG) members ONLY. For information on joining the association for merchandise buyers at zoos, aquariums & gardens, click here.
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
8:30 AM Morning Brew
Complimentary coffee while supplies last daily.
Lobby at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

TGIF Happy Hour Sponsored by Exist Booth # 6305

Thank goodness it’s Friday – who doesn’t need a reason to relax and celebrate? Join us for laughs and drinks.

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge,
Location: TBA

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

8:30 AM Morning Brew
Complimentary coffee while supplies last daily.
Lobby at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

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