Why Attend

Discover the Resort & Souvenir Industry’s #1 Destination for Customizable Gift Items

The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is the premier destination for wholesale resort, souvenir and gift merchandisers, and retailers. With it’s one of a kind setting and generous mix of what’s known and what’s new, IGES® offers vendors and retailers from across the country an opportunity to experience the best of the Smokies and beyond!

IGES® is a wholesale, order-writing-only trade show that focuses on the souvenir, resort and gift industries and takes place only once a year! The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® is completely free to attend. Large or small, all retailers are welcome and invited to attend this November! We’re looking forward to seeing you.

IGES® attracts buyers from all across the United States, Canada and beyond, who will be looking for new introductions and the hottest trends in the industry. Category highlights include wholesale resort apparel, collectibles, souvenirs, games and toys, licensed items, novelties, promotional, personalized jewelry and accessories, handcrafted goods, Made in the USA and more.

Take Advantage of Numerous Amenities Exclusive to IGES

Buyer Amenities include complimentary shuttle service, free on-site parking, area lodging discounts, specialty networking dinners, opening day buyers’ receptions, complimentary buyer breakfasts, drawings for FREE lodging, cash prizes and more!

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Buyer Reviews

We are delighted when people tell us how much they love coming to IGES. We work hard to make sure everyone has a positive and profitable experience in the Smokies. Have a comment? Let us know! Contact our Buyer Relations Department at info@iges.us or (323)-817-2236.

Jane Riley

Echoes, The Manassas Museum Store

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.

Meg Kenny

Xanterra Parks & Resorts

“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.”

Lauri Jo & Layne Bennet

Lauri Jo & Layne Bennet

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!

Jo Johnson

Wood You Tell Me

We’ve done trade shows now for 20 years and we had our best show ever! 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 2017!

Rick Conway

Squire Boone Village

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!

Debbie Porter

North Pole Resorts

This was 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!

Barbara Erickson

Eriskcon Sales Inc.

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!

Robert Borta

Design Toscano

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.

Jack Steinfeld

ESCO Imports, Inc.

Congratulations on what you have accomplished! You have built the BEST show in the U.S.!

Andy & Ian Storrs

A.T. Storrs

IGES is 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.

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