The International Gift Show in the Smokies is proud to announce the launch of the

Sustainability in Retail
Professional Program

Expand your knowledge of Sustainability through the key elements of Environmental, Social, and Economic Impact. By the end of the program, you will be able to make confident informed decisions when purchasing sustainable products and have a go-to-market strategy to incorporate this into your store and brand going forward.

Deadline to RSVP: 10/31

Join us and become a
Sustainability in Retail Professional (SRP)
with speaker lineup including

Tommy Brown

Retail Manager
Saint Louis Zoo, Buyer of Conservation Goods, ZAG Board of Directors

Edward M. Spevak, Ph.D.

Curator of Invertebrates
Director-Center for Native Pollinator Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo

Nicole Leinbach

Retail Expert
Founder, & Retail Professor, Columbia College & Author of “Retail 101″

Course Description

Lecture Series

Monday, Nov 7, 2022

Time:  1:30pm – 5:30pm
(complimentary snacks and soft drinks provided)
Location: Sevierville Convention Center

Hands On Tour

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Sevierville Convention Center

Preview companies that follow sustainable practices

Note: there will be another Sustainability tour at Pigeon Forge, but that is NOT part of this program. Those who registered for the Sustainability in Retail Program must attend the tour at Sevierville.

Recognition During the Opening Night Party

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Sevierville Convention Center

Participants will receive a certificate of completion during the Opening Night Party. 


Certificate of Completion (SRP) + Window Cling for your store provided

The certificate will be awarded at the Opening Night Party on Tuesday, November 8

Deadline to RSVP: 10/31