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International Gift Exposition In The Smokies 2024

November 5 @ 8:00 AMNovember 9 @ 3:00 PM EST

The International Gift Exposition (IGES) is the largest gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise trade show in the United States. It is held annually in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and attracts over 10,000 buyers and sellers from all over the world.

History

IGES was founded in 1999 by Emerald Expositions, a leading trade show organizer. The event was originally held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, but it moved to Sevierville in 2010. IGES has grown significantly in recent years, and it is now one of the largest trade shows in the Southeast United States.

Events

IGES features an extensive exhibit hall with over 2,000 exhibitors. The exhibitors represent a wide range of gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise products, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and more. The event also features a variety of educational programming, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops. IGES also offers networking opportunities, such as speed networking, cocktail receptions, and dinners.

Keynote Speakers

IGES features a variety of keynote speakers, who provide attendees with insights into the latest trends and opportunities in the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry. Some of the keynote speakers who have spoken at IGES in recent years include:

  • Martha Stewart
  • Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon Athletica
  • Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia
  • Chris Sharma, professional rock climber

  • IGES features a variety of panel discussions, which provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry.

    Some of the panel discussions that have been held at IGES in recent years include:

  • The Future of Gift Retail
  • Sustainability in the Gift and Home Décor Industry
  • The Impact of Technology on the Gift and Home Décor Industry
  • The Rise of Women in the Gift and Home Décor Industry
  • The Future of Home Staging


  • IGES features a variety of workshops, which provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about specific topics related to the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry.

    Some of the workshops that have been offered at IGES in recent years include:

  • How to Start a Gift and Home Décor Business
  • How to Market Your Gift and Home Décor Business
  • How to Negotiate a Retail Lease
  • How to Manage Your Inventory
  • How to Protect Your Brand


  • Exhibition Hall

    The exhibition hall at IGES is the heart of the event. The hall is divided into a variety of categories, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and more. The exhibitors in the hall represent a wide range of brands, from small, independent companies to large, multinational corporations.

    Networking Opportunities

    IGES is a great opportunity to network with other people in the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry. The event offers a variety of networking opportunities, such as speed networking, cocktail receptions, and dinners. These events are a great way to meet new people, learn about new products, and make connections that can help you grow your business.

    Benefits of Attending IGES

    There are many benefits to attending IGES, including:

  • The opportunity to network with other people in the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry
  • The opportunity to see new products and services
  • The opportunity to build relationships with suppliers and manufacturers
  • The opportunity to get inspired for your own gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise business

  • Who Should Attend IGES?

    IGES is a great event for anyone involved in the gift, souvenir, and resort merchandise industry, including:

  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Brands
  • Media
  • Investors
  • Government officials


  • How to Register for IGES

    kindly register, If you are interested in attending International Gift Exposition, so you can learn more about the event and register on International Gift Exposition In The Smokies website at https://iges.us/

    Details

    Start:
    November 5 @ 8:00 AM EST
    End:
    November 9 @ 3:00 PM EST
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    Website:
    https://iges.us/

    Organizer

    Emerald
    Phone
    +1- 949-226-5700
    Email
    info@emeraldexpo.com
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    Venue

    Sevierville Convention Center
    Sevierville Convention Center, 202 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876
    Sevierville, 37876 United States
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    Phone
    +1 865-453-0001
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