Smoky Mountain Gift Show

SMOKY MOUNTAIN GIFT SHOW- INFORMATION

Show Hours & Location
Free Seminar
Networking Events
Special Show Features
Association Events
Floorplans
Hotel Info
Directions & Parking
Rules & Regulations
New Exhibitor Resource List
On-Going Show Specials
What’s New
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Gatlinburg Convention Center including the W.L. Mills Conference Center
234 Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Wednesday, November 4:                  9 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, November 5:                      9 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, November 6:                          9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, November 7:                      9 AM – 4:00 PM

 

FREE SEMINAR:
All Programs will be held in GATLINBURG A & B MEETING ROOM. See the app CALENDAR for complete details.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Can Conservation Commerce Drive Your Mission While Driving Sales?
10:00 am – 11:00 am | Presented by Tommy Brown, Retail Manager and Buyer of Conservation Goods, St. Louis Zoo
Join Tommy Brown, Retail Manager & Buyer of Conservation Goods for the St. Louis Zoo for a short presentation and introduction to “Conservation Commerce” followed by a buying tour on the show floor at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show that will teach you how to create “stories” within your shop to maximize sales and support your institution’s mission.

ASSOCIATION & NETWORKING EVENTS:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Smoky Mountain Gift Show Party | 6:00 PM | Location Blaine's Bar & Grille
All show attendees and exhibitors are invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Gift Show on Wednesday, November 4 immediately following the close of the show. To gain entry to the party, you must wear your show badge. 21 & Up only. Blaine's Bar & Grille.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
NARB’s Smokin’ Hot Hoedown | 7:00 PM | Sevierville Convention Center
The sixth annual Smokin’ Hot Hoedown presented by the National Association of Retail Buyers and Sellers is the souvenir industry’s premier event. Make plans to join us. A ticket is required to attend this event. To purchase tickets, please visit www.narbuyers.org
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Tracy Barlow Memorial Scholarship Fund. Urban Expositions, producers and managers of the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, is one of the sponsors for the Smokin’ Hot Hoedown.

ZAG EVENTS
ZAG will host a variety of networking events for its members, including a new ZAG Sponsor sign-off game and a special networking reception. In addition, ZAG members are encouraged to come by the show office each day to pick up their ZAG member lunch coupon.

SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES:

Enter for Your Chance to Win One of Three Daily $100 Cash Prize Giveaways – Registered buyers can enter each day to win one of three (3) $100 Cash Prizes given away at the end of each day during the show. To enter, pick up an entry form at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show Registration desk, fill it out and drop it off in the ballot box located in the Mills Auditorium.  One entry per buyer per day. Show Management will contact winners by phone at the end of the show each day.

Goody Bag Giveaways on Wednesday & Thursday Morning– The first 100 retail stores to arrive at the show on Wednesday, November 4 or Thursday, November 5 will receive a special tote bag filled with free gifts from many of the show’s exhibitors.

Southern Hospitality at its Finest
– While you’re here, be sure to enjoy our southern hospitality. Start your day by enjoying complimentary coffee and doughnuts each morning from 9:00-10:00 am in the Mills Auditorium and the upstairs meeting room level near the Parkway Tower. Then come back to these locations each afternoon to relax, unwind and “sit for a spell” while also enjoying complimentary beer, wine and cheese from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Product Preview Area
– Make this special product preview area your first stop as you walk the show. Visit the upstairs meeting room level near the Parkway Tower to quickly discover some of the wonderful lines on the show floor.  

SHOW SPECIALS

A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. Click here to see the list of participating exhibitors.

NEW EXHIBITOR RESOURCE LIST
The Smoky Mountain Gift Show continues to welcome new, first-time exhibitors.  Click here to see!

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015?
You come to market to see what’s new, what’s fresh! The following are companies are offering new lines, new introductions, etc. for the summer 2015 show. Click here to see!

FLOORPLANS

* Gatlinburg Convention Center (Insert Jump Link)
* W.L. Mills Conference Center  (Insert Jump Link)
* Level 2 Meeting Rooms, Gatlinburg A & B (Insert Jump Link)

HOTEL INFO
If you need assistance or have any questions regarding our hotel reservations, please contact Connections at 855.246.URBAN (8722)

Buyers Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show.

Exhibitors Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION:
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER:
For GPS Navigation Systems or mobile driving directions, the address for the Gatlinburg Convention Center is 234 Airport Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. 
FREE PARKING FOR BUYERS AT THE BEAR SKIN PARKING GARAGE
As a pre-registered buyer, you can show your Smoky Mountain Gift Show or IGES 2015 Buyer Badge and park for free at the Bearskin parking garage. Please note, this is the only free lot available and there is limited space. Parking will be first come, first serve. 
 ►Bearskin Parking Garage is located at 955 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN GIFT SHOW & IGES PIGEON FORGE LECONTE CENTER
Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service available to retailers Wednesday - Saturday between the Smoky Mountain Gift Show and IGES event at the Pigeon Forge LeConte Center. Shuttles are provided courtesy of Urban Expositions. 
Continuous shuttle service every half hour | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Wednesday - Saturday). Shuttle will pick up and drop off in front of the Mills Auditorium.
COMPLIMENTARY TROLLEY RIDES ON THE RED & GREEN LINES
Gatlinburg's Trolley System is the easiest and most convenient way to get around town. Click Herefor more information on trolley stops and fares. Both Smoky Mountain Gift Show buyers and exhibitors can ride the RED and GREEN lines of the Gatlinburg Trolley for free during the show. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Smoky Mountain Gift Show is a wholesale tradeshow for professional buyers of the gift and resort industries. 
New buyers and first time attendees will need to check in at the registration desk and should be prepared to show their own personal ID along with two forms of the following business ID in order to validate their Smoky Mountain Gift Show buyer badge. 
Two forms of business ID may include:
  Personalized Business Card
  Pay Stub/Copy of recent paycheck
  Business License
  Tax ID number
  Company Check
  Company Credit Card
  Company Letterhead
  Vendor Invoice

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR