Founded back in 2001 by Jerry Meyer and Susan Mills, the International Gift Expo in the Smokies (IGES), now owned and managed by Emerald Expositions, is an annual gift show held in the scenic Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN.
The U.S. gift, novelty, and souvenir industry includes roughly 24,000 stores with a combined annual revenue of $17 billion, according to First Research.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES®) will open its doors to buyers from thousands of retail resorts and souvenir shops again this November 1st – 5th, 2016, 2016, offering the widest variety of custom souvenirs and new resort merchandise imaginable.
The Mountain, America’s Greenest Apparel Company™, has released their newest line of apparel. Colorwear™ is a line of t-shirts with outlines of animals and nature scenes designed by some of the best coloring book artists in the marketplace.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® (IGES), takes place this November 1st through the 5th in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, TN.
It was recently announced in August that Emerald Expositions, owner of ASD Market Week and Surf Expo, has acquired the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES®) and the Souvenir Super Show from Toledo, OH, based M&M Gift shows.
More than exclusively a gift show, IGES® is a valuable resource for apparel retailers nationwide. The following are some top apparel and accessory suppliers to watch out for this season:
At this point in the summer, many retailers have mentally wrapped up their warm-weather buying and are preparing inventories for fall and winter.
Intended as gifts or purchased as personal mementos, souvenirs are at the heart of a successful tourist experience.
Whether you’re shopping for the latest in vacation and resort wear, souvenirs, or any type of gift merchandise, retailers in-the-know have begun planning their fall trip to the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® and the Souvenir Super Show®, otherwise known as IGES/SSS.