Why Attend

What is IGES & What Does it Offer?

Founded in 1999, IGES is one of the most popular resort, souvenir and specialty gift trade shows in America. IGES isn’t just a trade show, it’s a vacation experience and business trip all-in-one. IGES takes place every November in the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.

Each fall, approximately 5,000 buyers in the travel and tourism industries come from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Canada to shop more than 550 vendors in order to find high-quality, original products to sell in their gift stores.

Why Attend?

6000+

Attendees

2

Locations

 

20+

Years in Business

4 days

of buyer opportunities

#1

Destination for Customizable gifts

550+

Vendors

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Product Categories

IGES vendors offer the most comprehensive selection of merchandise available to souvenir, resort and gift buyers. Product categories include:

Best-Selling Brands

New Products

Destination Merchandise

Resort Merchandise

Souvenirs

Beachwear

Apparel & Accessories

General Giftware

Namedrop and Logo Products

Coastal & Nautical Items

Decorative Accessories

Toys, Plush & Games

Personal & Self-Care

Paper Goods & Stationery

Gourmet & Food Items

Garden

DIY & Crafts

Themed Goods

Made in the USA/Handmade

Licensed Items

Testimonials

“I just returned today from the IGES Show. I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed the show. I made two purchases at the show, and I will be ordering from at least 4 more vendors. It was truly a great experience while getting some great deals and learning about new products. Thank you.”

Sandra Greiner

“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!”

Debbie Porter

North Pole Resorts

“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.”

Robert Borta

Design Toscano

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