IGES is completely FREE for buyers.
Buyers also enjoy complimentary shuttles between all show locations, plentiful on-site parking, area lodging discounts, specialty networking dinners, opening day buyers' receptions, complimentary buyer breakfasts and luncheons, drawings for lodging, gift cards, cash, & more!
IGES® is a whole order-writing only show
IGES® is not open to the general public. All attendees must be able to provide a Resale Tax Certificate or two of the following items: 1. Voided Business Check, 2. Recent Supplier Invoice, 3. Copy of Tax ID Number, 4. Business Yellow Page listing, 5. Business Card.
IGES® hosts nearly 600 vendors across 1,200 booths
With so much to see at each venue, we recommend 2 FULL days per location as all of the vendors are different at each! The Sevierville Convention Center is home to our Handcrafted and Made-in-America Sections and will house a variety of new & upcoming vendors this November!
Only Infants & Children 12 years of age & older
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on the showroom or exhibit hall floor for any reason. Infants are permitted provided that they are accompanied by an adult at all times and secured in a stroller or baby carrier. Child care facilities will not be provided.
Sevierville 11/1 - 11/4 & Pigeon Forge 11/2 - 11/5
Sevierville Convention Ctr: 202 Gists Creek Rd. Sevierville, TN
Tuesday 11/1-Thursday 11/3 - 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday 11/4: 9:00am-4:00pm
Pigeon Forge LeConte Ctr: 2986 Teaster Ln. Pigeon Forge, TN
Wednesday 11/2-Friday 11/4: 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday 11/5: 9:00am-4:00pm
Booth cost is based on square footage and includes unlimited draped tables, 2 chairs, a wastebasket, booth sign and carpeting. IGES has NO HIDDEN FEES!
IGES® Hosts 5,000+ Buyers Each November
IGES® attracts buyers from all across the United States, Canada and beyond! Buyers include but are not limited to those with gift shops from amusement parks, hospitals, zoos, aquariums, museums, campgrounds, national and state parks, caves, coastal resorts and more!
Exhibitors are welcome to submit product photos to be shared across our IGES® website and Facebook page. Vendor product photos are also utilized for our monthly email blasts, social media marketing and for distribution in top industry publications.
Secure Your Success with IGES®!
With two beautiful convention centers nestled in the picturesque Smoky Mountains, IGES® is able to showcase the most sought-after companies in the industry alongside those that are up & coming! Our specialty Handcrafted & Made In America Sections are in Sevierville only.
Each center gives vendors access to linear floor-plans and main hall exhibit space. Standard booths are 10 x 10. IGES' Specialty Handcrafted & Made-in-America Sections are available at our Sevierville location only and Pigeon Forge is home to our PREMIUM Concourse Booths.
" This way my first trip to IGES, as a new employee of a wonderful business. The entire experience has been 1st class and the campground dinner was icing on the cake! I met new people, had a wonderful evening and can't wait to return! "
North Pole Resorts
" IGES is a great show to meet with current vendors as well as a source of new vendors in our industry. "
Service Systems Associates/KM Concessions
" The enthusiasm of both new & returning customers is exhilarating & the overall energy & warmth of this event is magnetic. Diversity among retailers & channels of trade is also remarkable, matched only by the helpfulness of IGES® management & staff. "
" This was our first time exhibiting at your show, but it sure won't be our last! The staff was so friendly and helpful. We sold to so many new accounts and even picked up a few new rep groups. We LOVED this show! It was a HOME-RUN! "
Lauri Jo & Layne Bennet
Lauri Jo's Southern Style Canning
" This year we called, sent emails, referred to our online catalog and included promotional literature, provided by IGES, in all of our outbound shipments. We had the best show in Tennessee since we started exhibiting in 2001. It was fantastic! "
Erickson Sales Inc.
" The ZAG Buyers Lounge continues to be outstanding and the show's management and staff are receptive and easy to work with! "
National Aquarium, Washington, DC
" Thank you for providing the best souvenir & resort merchandise trade show in the world. There is no other souvenir wholesale trade show that comes close to providing buyers with such a large number & variety of quality souvenir wholesale exhibitors! "
Squire Boone Village
" This show was the best ever! I found MANY new vendors and everything I’ve ordered from the show has done very well. You treat us so well – I always feel like a welcome guest. Thank you to all of you that run the best trade show ever. "
Echoes, The Manassas Museum Store
" This 2015 IGES was the BEST order writing show I ever had in Tennessee & I have been coming to this show from its inception! Future delivery orders were up almost 40%! Quality buyers, quality exhibitors and quality staff make the difference! "
Sinbad El Haddad
American Cap Exchange
" We've done trade shows now for 20 years and we had our best show ever in 2015! Record sales for our business. I saw a ton of businesses I've never met before. If you haven't been to this show, do your business a favor and make plans for 2016! "
Wood You Tell Me
" IGES 2015 was in a word . . . OUTSTANDING! We had more fun and wrote a ton of business - another record show! Great venue, first rate mix of exhibitors and quality buyers focused on the tourist/destination market - the perfect mix for a great show. "
Andy & Ian Storrs
" Congratulations on what you have accomplished! You have built the BEST show in the U.S.! "
ESCO Imports, Inc.
" The show was very successful for Xanterra as we were able to meet with current and new vendors to build a great assortment of memorable souvenirs and gifts for our visitors. "
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
" IGES is one of the most productive shows I attend. I found several new items from existing vendors and made a few contacts for new vendors. Thank you SO much for your generosity and hospitality. You and your staff have a lot to be proud of.
" What a GREAT SHOW! I found everything I had been looking for! "
Peoria Zoo, Peoria, IL