INPEX

INPEX

Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX)
Status Active
Genre Trade show [1]
Date(s) Every June
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Years active 1984−present
Previous event 19—21 June 2013
Next event 18—20 June 2014
Participants About 300 [2]
Attendance 1000-1500 [3]
Area Worldwide [4]
Organized by InventHelp
Website
.com.inpexwww [5]

INPEX (Invention and New Product Exposition) is the world's largest invention Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.[4][6][7][8][9]

INPEX provides a forum for inventors to exhibit their inventions and pitch their ideas with companies interested in licensing, marketing or manufacturing their new products.[10][11]

This trade show also hosts contests for domestic and international inventors (45 different categories);[2] seminars and workshops for both inventors and business attendees within the George Foreman Inventors University.[12][13][14][15] The annual sponsor and producer of INPEX, InventHelp, also help inventors to protect their ideas, and if necessary, conduct the process for obtaining a patent prior to their participation in the show. [16]

Inventions at INPEX range from simple products to highly technical devices that can be displayed as models or prototypes or as a finished product for the mass market. [17]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Show highlights 2
    • 2014 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

INPEX has always been held in Pittsburgh. The first trade show took place in 1985 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 2014 was the 29th anniversary of the event.[18]

Show highlights

2014

The show was held from June 18–20 with such keynote speakers as Maxine Clark, the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop. [17][11]

About 300 inventors were competing for medals in 40 categories within contests for domestic and international inventors [19] (from the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan and Qatar). About 1000 business and marketing companies were named as potential visitors of this year’s show. [17]

See also

References

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External links

  • Official website
  • InventHelp's INPEX Trade Show