If you’re looking to be amongst major suppliers showcasing the newest must-have items in the souvenir industry, then you’ll have to attend the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show, IGES/SSS, the largest wholesale souvenir, resort and gift expo in the United States.
May 2017 Issue
Plush toys have been favorites of children and adults alike for generations.
The gift and souvenir market is big business. According to market research firm, First Research, the gift and souvenir market totaled about $18 billion in sales in 2013, spread among 30,000 stores in the category.
The nation’s largest gathering of wholesale souvenir, gift and resort suppliers just keeps getting better. Hosted every November at the foot of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show, IGES/SSS, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The show has expanded from its original pavilion into two modern convention centers offering a buying opportunity for souvenir outlets of all sizes, according to show co-owner, Susan Mills.
Squire Boone Village has finally solved the “problem with jawbreakers” with a surprisingly simple approach: a lollipop stick. Slobber Jawbbers are the brainchild of company president and CEO Rick Conway, who carried the concept around in his head for years before finally figuring out a way to bring the perfect novelty jawbreaker to market.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show (IGES/SSS), now in its 14th year, will be held November 5-9, 2013 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. As the largest gathering of gift vendors and buyers in North America, IGES/SSS is widely known as “The Most Exciting Souvenir & Resort Gift Expo in America.”
Some travelers collect spoons and others seek commemorative shot glasses, but no matter what a tourist’s taste, the love of a great souvenir is universal.
The leading wholesaler and supplier brands will come together at ASD Las Vegas, August 8-11 in a distinct trade show experience for over 3,000 exhibitors in the style and beauty, jewelry, gift, toy, and value categories.
The ASD Las Vegas trade show reported a significant increase in attendance over 2009. Held at the Sands Expo Center and Las Vegas Convention Center, February 28 – March 3, the show featured over 2,400 exhibitors displaying hundreds of thousands of products across 100 categories, including Gift, Jewelry, Style & Beauty and Value & Variety. […]
The ASD Las Vegas trade show reported a significant increase in attendance over 2009.