The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® - Pigeon Forge, TN 2019

2019-11-06 - 2019-11-09
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Sr. Manager, New Business
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(800) 430-7608 ext. 96885

IGES is a trade-only event and is not open to the public.


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.

Attendee information

At the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, buyers can see exhibitors’ new product lines, place a reorder, and find new products. Whether you’re looking for name-drop items, souvenirs, or camping products for your resort, cruise line, or campground, IGES has hundreds of vendors showcasing top selections of must-have souvenirs and resort gifts to stock your retail or online stores.

Exhibitor information
Categories currently featured include but are not limited to:
  • wholesale resort apparel
  • plush
  • customizable gift items
  • souvenirs
  • games
  • toys
  • soaps/lotions
  • licensed items
  • novelties
  • kiosk items
  • promotional
  • candy/fudge/snacks/jams/jellies & sauces
  • personalized jewelry & accessories
  • Made-in-America products
  • Handcrafted goods

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