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INPEX Invention Trade ShowAre you an inventor who is interested in more information about INPEX? Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter, “Inventors Community,” to keep up-to-date with all of the latest happenings! Whether we’re on the road to another trade show, or talking about the latest plans, events, speakers or product searches for our upcoming INPEX show, this newsletter is a must-see for inventors!

If you’re a business person or potential INPEX business attendee, you can also sign up to receive our newsletter for businesses, “Insight Into Innovation.” This newsletter gives you a preview of the inventions scheduled to exhibit at the next INPEX show, as well as information about product searches and the Open Innovation Conference that INPEX holds annually.

Simply sign up to receive either newsletter by clicking the “Free E-Newsletters” tab at the top right corner of the INPEX homepage. Fill in your contact information for the appropriate newsletter, and the next available issue will be delivered to your email inbox.

As always, keep checking our website for updated information regarding INPEX 2014, held in Pittsburgh – dates to follow soon! Call 1-888-54-INPEX for more information.


Inventor Presenting at INPEX 2013We love to hear how our exhibitors are doing post-INPEX, so please feel free to give your INPEX Account Executive a call and let us know what you and your invention have been up to!

If you’ve been working on a deal with a company, we’d love to hear about it.

We like to keep tabs on our past exhibitors, so give us a call or shoot us an email so that we can keep up-to-date on your invention’s next steps.

Keep checking our website, as we’ll be updating information for INPEX 2014 in the coming weeks!


INPEX Inventor Grand Prix Award Winners 2013Howdy everyone!

INPEX’s 28th annual show is officially over! On behalf of the INPEX staff, we would once again like to thank all of the inventors, business attendees, Inventors University™ speakers, product search companies and Open Innovation Conference participants for helping to make INPEX 2013 a wonderful show.

As always, the end of the show for us is bittersweet. We look forward to rest (at least our feet do), but at the same time, we enjoy meeting new people, and watching the connections being made. I saw our exhibitors exchanging business cards, phone numbers and even a few hugs last Friday at the awards ceremony, and as a staff, that’s what makes the previous year’s hard work worth it. We want our inventors to feel like they’ve left the show with new contacts and more knowledge and information than they came with. 

Before the planning for our 2014 show gets underway, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate those who won awards at INPEX 2013! Aside from gold medals given to inventors in 44 different categories, these three inventors won the following top prizes: 

  • Grand Prix Second Runner-up, a $2,000 cash prize, was awarded to Michael Curry, of Harrisonburg, VA, for Zip Grip Go
  • Grand Prix First Runner-up, a $3,000 cash prize, was awarded to a Taiwanese Inventor for his invention, The Shoe Insole and Orthotic Shoe 
  • And the Grand Prix Award, a $7,500 cash prize, was awarded to Dave Galatte, of Wauconda, IL, for Tailgate Kitchen. The product is an innovative tailgating system incorporating a counter top, coolers and a propane grill. The system includes a travel rack for storing components and makes hosting tailgate parties easier.

A complete list of all of the award winners will be posted on the website shortly, so keep checking back for those at

We want to congratulate all of these winning inventors, as well as all of the inventors who attended INPEX 2013. We hope you enjoyed the show!

To see photos of the INPEX 2013 Show, visit our flickr page!


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The INPEX staff is busy preparing for INPEX 2013, which is next week at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. We’ve been planning for this year’s show since last summer, and we’re very excited to kick it off!

If you are exhibiting at INPEX and have any last minute questions about the show, please contact your account representative for information:

Livia Bebing – 1-888-544-6739, ext. 4113

Kimberly Behr – 1-888-544-6739, ext. 4115

Lenora Flenniken – 1-888-544-6739, ext 4117

If you need to get in touch with anyone on staff at the show next week, please call 412-304-4415.

If you’re a business attendee looking to come to INPEX to walk the show floor, please call 412-288-1300 x4124 or complete our online registration form. If you need to reach us at the show, please call 412-407-0870.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week at the show!

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For those inventors still trying to decide whether to purchase a booth at INPEX 2013, I wanted to let you know that we only have 10 booth spaces left!

We have many exciting things planned for inventors this year, including our INPEX Inventors University™ each morning and an opportunity to meet with Scotty Ziegler and Reichart Von Wolfsheild, Hosts of the TV show, INVENTION USA, and INPEX 2013 keynote speakers!

Inventors who purchase a booth space are also qualified to meet with our private product search companies if your product fits with the company’s criteria. Schroeder & Tremayne, Rubbermaid, Danco, Hampton Direct, Irwin Tools, SkyMall, Plews & Edelmann, Reckitt Benckiser, Elmer’s and Kraft Food Groups have signed on to conduct private product searches with inventors at our 2013 show. QVC will also be at INPEX Friday, June 21, looking for retail-ready inventors for its QVC Sprouts Program. In addition to these companies, the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) will be conducting a search for products that will be a good fit for the New Product Showcase at their annual show in Las Vegas in September.

If you are interested in exhibiting at INPEX 2013, contact an INPEX sales representative today at 888-54-INPEX or complete our online form before our available booth space is gone!