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IGES offers attendees unparalleled buyer amenities which include complimentary shuttle service, free on-site parking, area lodging discounts, specialty networking dinners, opening day buyer’s receptions, and more.

Events at Sevierville

20th Anniversary Hoedown

Location: Sevierville Convention Center
When: 11/07/19
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Description: The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies will host its 20th Anniversary party in partnership with the City of Sevierville to offer attendees and exhibitor an unforgettable experience, featuring live entertainment, dancing, and more surprises. Join us for an memorable night of networking and building opportunities that will make your IGES trip that much more enjoyable. FREE shuttle service will be provided from Sevierville Convention Center and LeConte Convention Center. RSVP 

 

Moonshine Mingle

Location: Sevierville Convention Center
Where: Lobby
When: Tuesday, 11/05/19
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Description: Let’s celebrate another year of IGES with some delicious Moonshine – one of the country’s greatest spirits. No RSVP is necessary, just show up and mingle!

Morning Pick-Me-Up

Location: Sevierville Convention Center
Where: Lobby
When: Daily, starting 11/05/19
Time: 8:30 am (first come, first served)
Description: We want to welcome you to IGES on Opening Day! Complimentary hot coffee, tea, and freshly baked donuts will be provided.

Product Giveaway

Location: Sevierville Convention Center
Where: Lobby
When: 11/05/19
Time: 8:00 am
Description: The first 200 buyers to pick up their badge will receive a coupon to pick up a goodie bag filled with product samples from IGES vendors.

Conservation Commerce Tour

Location: Sevierville Convention Center
When: TBD
Time: TBD
Description: ZAG Board Members will be offering buyers a tour of vendors that have a positive impact on our planet. The tour starts with a 15-minute speech on what “Conservation Commerce” is and how it affects each and every one of us. Conservation Commerce is any retail item(s) that impacts humanity, education, preservation, ecosystems, the environment, animal welfare, cultural traditions or reclaims, reuses or repurposes goods for the betterment of the world.

Events at Pigeon Forge

Walk With Bigfoot

Location: Pigeon Forge
When: 11/06/19-11/09/19
Time: Raffles close 4 p.m. daily
Description: Visit exhibitors at Yeti Village (North Corridor) and Sasquatch Village (South Corridor) in Pigeon Forge for a chance to win the daily raffle. Collect a stamp at each village for a chance to win daily. (Terms & Conditions here). Contest instructions and rules listed in Walk with Bigfoot Stamp Card, inserted in the show directory. BONUS! Collect an additional stamp at the Cash & Carry Pavilion in Sevierville to be eligible for the grand prize drawing of an Apple Watch.

Morning Pick-Me-Up

Location: Pigeon Forge
Where: Lobby
When: Daily, starting 11/06/19
Time: 8:30 am (first come, first served)
Description: We want to welcome you to IGES on Opening Day! Complimentary hot coffee, tea, and freshly baked donuts will be provided.

Product Giveaway

Location: Pigeon Forge
Where: Lobby
When: 11/06/19
Time: 8:00 am
Description: The first 200 buyers to pick up their badge will receive a coupon to pick up a goodie bag filled with product samples from IGES vendors.

Conservation Commerce Tour

Location: Pigeon Forge
When: TBD
Time: TBD
Description: ZAG Board Members will be offering buyers a tour of vendors that have a positive impact on our planet. The tour starts with a 15-minute speech on what “Conservation Commerce” is and how it affects each and every one of us. Conservation Commerce is any retail item(s) that impacts humanity, education, preservation, ecosystems, the environment, animal welfare, cultural traditions or reclaims, reuses or repurposes goods for the betterment of the world.

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