2021 Events & 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.

Sevierville Convention Center

November 9-11, 2021

Tuesday, November 9

8:30 a.m. | Free Donuts + Coffee

Get it while it’s hot! Complimentary donuts are offered on opening day in Sevierville to make sure buyers are energized for the day.

8:30 a.m. | Swag Bag Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to get the IGES 2021 tote bag. This is a free gift and the perfect way to collect samples of key products you discover at IGES. Make sure you arrive early on opening day because only the first 200 guests will receive a bag!

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | The IGES Hoedown

Work hard, play hard! The IGES team is excited to welcome buyers and sellers back to enjoy themselves in the Smoky Mountains. Get yourself a drink and enjoy live music while mingling with friends and colleagues.

Wednesday, November 10

8:30 a.m. | Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee will be provided while supplies last daily. Get your caffeine and get out on the show floor to see all that IGES has to offer.

12:30 – 2:20 p.m. | Sustainability Shopping Tours* | SIGN-UP HERE!

Looking for products that are doing good in the world to stock in your store? Look no further than the collection of brands we have assembled to meet your needs, led by Tommy Brown of the St. Louis Zoo. A complimentary lunch is provided from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. with the tour starting at 1:30 p.m. Limited to 30 guests*

VIP Buyer Dinners*

IGES is thrilled to provide buyers from amusement parks, water parks, campgrounds, caves & museums with a complimentary dinner to enjoy. All dinners will be on Wednesday, November 10 with complimentary transportation provided from each event center. Buyer dinners require an RSVPTo confirm your attendance, please email Brady Kimball, Attendee Concierge at brady.kimball@asdonline.comTime to be announced. Held Offsite* 

Thursday, November 11

8:30 a.m. | Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee will be provided while supplies last daily. Get your caffeine and get out on the show floor to see all that IGES has to offer.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | New + Trending Tour* | SIGN-UP HERE!

Discover the latest in gift and souvenirs on our show floors. Meet the vendors behind these top selling items. Hurry, these products will sell out before the show is over! A complimentary lunch is provided from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with the tour starting at 1:00 p.m. Limited to 30 guests* 

2:30-3:30 p.m. | Beers Around the Campfire

Nothing screams the Smoky Mountains like friends around a campfire. After you’ve had a successful day on the show floor, join the IGES team to enjoy drinks and good conversation.

Sevierville Features

The Campground @ 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.

Buyer Bucks

When you make cumulative purchases of $400 or more, IGES rewards you with money back! Look for IGES Buyer Bucks coupons in the printed directory that will be distributed onsite. Use these coupons to take advantage of discounts and specials from participating Sevierville exhibitors. Learn more here!

Made in America

IGES is proud to highlight a selection of products and vendors who fall into our ‘Made in America’ category. These vendors can be found ONLY in the Sevierville Convention Center with unique artisan offerings, Amish made goods and locally made products. Search Made In America Vendors here.

Pigeon Forge Convention Center

November 10-13, 2021 

As a reminder, Pigeon Forge opens a day later than Sevierville and stays open two days after Pigeon Forge closes.

Scroll down to preview programming which will take place in Pigeon Forge, starting Wednesday, November 10.

Wednesday, November 10

 8:30 a.m. | Free Donuts + Coffee

 Don’t miss hot coffee and donuts! Complimentary donuts are offered on opening day in Pigeon Forge to make sure buyers are energized for the day. Additionally, coffee will be available for free daily. 

8:30 a.m. | Swag Bag Giveaway

There’s no better way to shop than with a huge tote bag on hand. Get the IGES 2021 tote bag. This is a free gift and the perfect way to collect samples of key products. Make sure you arrive early on opening day because only the first 200 guests will receive a bag!

VIP Buyer Dinners*

IGES is thrilled to provide buyers from amusement parks, water parks, campgrounds, caves & museums with a complimentary dinner to enjoy. All dinners will be on Wednesday, November 10 with complimentary transportation provided from each event center. Buyer dinners require an RSVPTo confirm your attendance, please email Brady Kimball, Attendee Concierge at brady.kimball@asdonline.comTime to be announced. Held Offsite*

Thursday, November 11

8:30 a.m. | Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee will be provided while supplies last daily. Get your caffeine and get out on the show floor to see all that IGES has to offer. 

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | New + Trending Tour* | SIGN-UP HERE!

Discover the latest in gift and souvenirs on our show floors. Meet the vendors behind these top selling items. Hurry, these products will sell out before the show is over! A complimentary lunch is provided from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with the tour starting at 1:00 p.m. Limited to 30 guests*

Friday, November 12

8:30 a.m. | Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee will be provided while supplies last daily. Get your caffeine and get out on the show floor to see all that IGES has to offer. 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | TGIF Happy Hour

Thank goodness it’s Friday! After 2020, who doesn’t need a reason to relax and celebrate? Join us for laughs and to connect with new vendors over drinks.

Saturday, November 13

8:30 a.m. | Complimentary Coffee

Complimentary coffee will be provided while supplies last daily. Get your caffeine and get out on the show floor to see all that IGES has to offer. 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Sustainability Shopping Tours | SIGN-UP HERE!

Looking for products that are doing good in the world to stock in your store? Look no further than the collection of brands we have assembled to meet your needs, led by Tommy Brown of the St. Louis Zoo. The tour runs from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Limited to 30 guests*

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