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Come to the ERA Show with INPEX®!

If you have a product that you think you might be able to sell on television, consider the InventHelp-INPEX New Product Showcase at Electronic Retailing Association’s (ERA) annual convention. The show will be held September 16-18, 2014, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. This showcase will give inventors the opportunity to present their new products to companies in the direct response television industry.

The ERA D2C Show is billed as the only trade show dedicated to direct response retail sales and product development on TV, radio and online! During the three day show, inventors who have booked booth space will attend educational seminars and have a chance to perform a 2-minute presentation of your product to industry direct marketers for a chance to be featured in ERA’s Pitch by the Pros Competition to determine the 2014 “Inventor of the Year.”

The top five scoring inventors will have the chance to see their product pitched on stage by professional pitchmen & women in front of a live audience. Inventions are chosen based on DRTV pitchability and DRTV potential.

At INPEX 2014, several inventors were selected by panelists from the DRTV industry for an invitation to participate in the ERA D2C Show. Along with these inventors, we’re also inviting any inventor who thinks they have an appropriate product to contact us for more information. Space is first come, first served, and inventors will need to fill out a vetting form about their invention so that experts from the DRTV industry can pre-qualify them to exhibit at the show.

To see if your invention or new product qualifies to participate in the InventHelp-INPEX New Product Showcase contact Nicole Lininger at (412) 288-2136 x4159 or email



Posted by Nicole Lininger | Filed under INPEX Exhibitor News

InventHelp's INPEX Award Winners

Before the planning for our 2015 show gets underway, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate those who won awards at INPEX 2014! Aside from gold medals given to inventors in 45 different categories, these three inventors won the following top prizes:

Grand Prix Second Runner-up

A $2,000 cash prize, was awarded to:

Ching Hsiang-Hsu, of Taiwan, for Eco-Friendly Electrolyte Gold Stripping Technology.

Grand Prix First Runner-up

A $3,000 cash prize, was awarded to:

Richard Persinger and Thomas Conner, of Ottawa, IL, for The Cargo Cart Attachable Bicycle Trailer.

The Grand Prix Award

A $7,500 cash prize, was awarded to:

Wade Belote and David Nelson, of Richmond, VA, for Micron PowerPak.

The PowerPak provides significantly more power and energy per volume and weight than the standard starter battery; 4x standard cranking amps at 2,500 cranking amps; recharges in 30 seconds and weighs just 11 lbs.; green – no lead/acid.

A complete list of all of the award winners is now posted on the INPEX website.

We want to congratulate all of these winning inventors, as well as all of the inventors who attended INPEX 2014. We hope you enjoyed the show!



InventHelp's INPEX Trade Show StaffThe INPEX staff is busy preparing for our INPEX 2014 trade show, and we’re finishing up all of the last minute preparations. We’re very excited to get things kicked off next week!

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

Amanda Herman – 1-888-544-6739, ext. 2322

If you need to get in touch with anyone on staff at the show next week, please call 412-965-6143 – (Exhibitor Registration) or 412-977-2785 – (Attendee Registration).

If you’re a business attendee looking to come to INPEX to walk the show floor, please call 412-288-1300 x 4159 or visit

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

Don’t forget to tweet and post instagram photos using the hashtag #INPEX2014! (INPEX Twitter: @Invention_Show)



We are honored to welcome back our judging chairmen, Andrej Skrinjar and Howard Lim. They were our 2013 chairmen, and have returned to co-chair our International Judging Committee. Judging the ideas is an important part of INPEX’s annual trade show because winning an INPEX award may provide an inventor with credibility, notoriety and recognition for their invention.


Maxine Clark Build A Bear Founder InventHelp INPEX 2014 SpeakerIn addition to the keynote address by Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, which will kick off INPEX2014, INPEX also offers the Inventors University, held each morning before the show floor opens.

The INPEX Inventors University is a program of seminars, presentations and panel discussions to provide information inventors may find useful in pursuing their inventions or new product ideas. Inventors certainly can’t make it through this difficult process alone, and arming inventors with knowledge about the invention industry can only aid inventors as they work through the process of product development, patenting and marketing their idea. We encourage our inventors to attend these seminars to take full advantage of the education that INPEX has to offer!