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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
.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]


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


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


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


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External links

  • Official website
  • InventHelp's INPEX Trade Show
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