Invention and New Product Exposition) is America's largest
invention trade show, organized by InventHelp. The annual show is held
each June in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.
This trade show also hosts contests for domestic and international
inventors (45 different categories), as well as seminars and workshops
for both inventors and business attendees within the George Foreman
Inventors University. The annual sponsor and
producer of INPEX, InventHelp, also helps inventors to protect their
ideas, and if necessary, obtain a patent prior to their participation
in the show.
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.
2 Show highlights
3 See also
5 External links
INPEX has always been held in Pittsburgh. The first trade show took
place in 1985 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 2015 was
the 30th anniversary of the event.
The show was held from June 18–20 with such keynote speakers as
George Foreman, a retired American professional boxer, who is now
engaged in entrepreneurship activity; and Maxine Clark, the founder of
About 300 inventors were competing for medals in 40 categories, with
inventors from the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan and Qatar. About
1000 business and marketing companies were named as potential visitors
of this year’s show.
The show was held at the Monroeville Convention Center from June
16–18 with keynote speakers including AJ Khubani, the CEO and
President of TeleBrands Corporation, a company well known for “As
Seen on TV” products.
About 275 inventors pitched their ideas and were eligible for medals
in 45 categories. The show had contests for domestic and international
inventors, including from the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, and Korea.
About 800 business and marketing companies were named as potential
visitors of this year’s show.
The 2016 edition of InventHelp’s
INPEX was held from June 7 to June
9, 2016 and featured over 1,000 inventions from over 20 countries.
The event was again headlined by the former two-time World Heavyweight
Champion, Olympic gold medalist and successful entrepreneur George
Foreman. The event was also attended by other conveners such as
QVC, Brookstone, Cuisinart, Partsmaster, Allstar Products Group,
Schroeder and Tremayne, Inc. The event allowed hundreds of inventors
to showcase their inventions and new products in an effort to attract
investors and partners.
The event allowed numerous inventors to showcase their inventions and
products in an effort to attract investors and partners.
Larry Carswell took home the Grand Prix award for the "Mudder"; the
world’s first cable-free ATV/UTV paddle winch.
List of inventors
National Inventors Hall of Fame
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