About IGES®

“Great Trips Make Great Memories! Great Souvenirs Make Those Memories Last Forever!”™ – The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies®

The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® will be celebrating 17 successful years in 2016! “We are grateful for our outstanding and loyal buyers and exhibitors and for the overwhelming support they have shown IGES for almost two decades!” says co-owner Susan Mills.

In 2000, with only 272 booths and barely more than 3,000 buyers, IGES was small but successful from the start! Today, with seventeen years of growth and over 1,200 booths, IGES is one of THE LARGEST wholesale souvenir, resort and gift expos in the United States!

“OUR BUYERS COME FIRST! From our very first show, IGES has put the needs of the buyers first. If buyers have successful experiences, exhibitors do as well… and… everything else falls into place! Everyone benefits! Our continued success is due in large part to our incredibly loyal group of buyers and vendors!” says co-owner Jerry Mayer.

Due to the overwhelming demand from buyers for Handcrafted and Made-in-America products in recent years, IGES has dedicated a special section at the Sevierville Convention Center to showcasing these exhibitor groups. Additionally, ALL Handcrafted and Made-in-America exhibitors will have signage displayed at both the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and the Sevierville Convention Center, making them easy for buyers to locate.

The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® attracts buyers from all across the country, from all sections of the souvenir and resort spectrum. Large or small, all retailers are welcome and invited to join the festivities in November 2016 as IGES/SSS celebrates Seventeen Years in the Smokies!

IGES will continue to host esteemed national buying groups, including ZAG (Zoo and Aquarium Gift Buyers), NCA (National Caves Association), NARB (National Association of Retail Buyers), as well as those representing Amusement Parks & Attractions, Campgrounds, Museums, and Water Parks, as each group celebrates their annual networking dinner exclusively with IGES each November! 

Take advantage of the many buyer amenities IGES has become known for providing as well as some brand new surprises at The Largest Gathering of Wholesale Resort and Souvenir Gift Buyers and Vendors in America! To learn more or to register for the show please call 800-430-7608 or email info@iges.us.


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