The most important international specialized Trade Show for "Ideas - Inventions - New Products"

Welcome to the press area of the iENA

For your reporting, we are happy to provide you with press releases, impressions and a variety of other important information about the international trade fair iENA in Nuremberg. Our press department will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

At a glance!

Trade fair dates

Thursday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 5st, 2017


Germany - Messe Nürnberg (Exhibition Center Nuremberg) - Hall 12

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, November 2nd, Friday, November 3rd, 2017: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to trade visitors/ specialized visitors, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Saturday, November 4th, 2017: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Sunday, November 5st, 2017: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Admission until 1 h before closing time

List for exhibitors

  • We are sorry to have to inform you that legal patent regulations prevent us from providing an online list of exhibitors for the iENA although this is customary at other trade fairs. We apologize for any inconvenience
  • However, you may take iENA exhibition catalog from the fair opens with us on delivery order (36,50 € incl. shipping)
    Please call for this our customer support
    Phone : + 49.911.98833-7000
    Fax: + 49.911.98833-7999
    or send e-mail to

Number of inventions/exhibitors:

More than 800 inventions, exhibitors from 31 countries.

Participating countries:

Angola, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States of America.

iENA daily agenda


You always wanted to know what motivates an inventor, which train of thoughts leads to an innovation? Then you are at the right place: The special ized daily lecture program offers you inter esting insights into the development work and allows a dialogue between trade visitors and inventors.

Lecture topics:

A special highlight is the daily program of presentations on the iENA stage. Every day, starting
at 10:00 a.m., presentations are given by specialists and discussions take place on current questions relating to inventions. Those taking part include the DPMA Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office), Chambers of Industry and Commerces, colleges, well-known companies as well as international inventors associations.

iENA highlights of the daily agenda

iENA-Innovations-Seminar, Friday, 3rd November 2017, (only in German language)

  • 10:30 – 12:30 AM: „Von der Idee zur Innovation - Neue Produkte und Prozesse generieren und implementieren“
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM: "Strategien des Innovationsmanagements"

iENA-START-Symposium - Saturday, 4th November 2017, (only in German language)

  • 10:00 –12:30 AM: „Mit der Idee zum Erfolg - Wege von Erfindungen in dei Wirtschaft”



Press information

Final press release: From idea to success

14. Nov 2017

This year the International Trade Fair iENA in Nuremberg was forum for 850 inventions, an intensive exchange of knowledge, licencing negotiations and...

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Schlussbericht: Von der Idee zum Erfolg

09. Nov 2017

Die internationale Erfindermesse iENA in Nürnberg war in diesem Jahr Forum für 850 Erfindungen, intensiven Wissensaustausch, Lizenzverhandlungen und...

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Press Contact

Phone: +49.911.98833-575
Fax: +49.911.98833-245
email send to

Informations for accreditation

The accreditation takes place at the start of the exhibition
Press cards will not be sent out beforehand. Press cards will only be issued to members of the editing team and journalists, however, not to personnel from publishing, media management and advertising departments.

Press Office
Press Office West, NCC West, 1st floor, access via rotunda

In our Press Center, you will find working space with PC, Internet access and photocopiers.
Journalists also have free lockers located within the Press Center. Information supplied by exhibitors and iENA is also available for journalists, to be picked up from our press boxes, located in the Press Center.

Free Parking for the press members
Parking Space Ost (East), sign-posted (only with iENA or Consumenta press card).
Due to construction work at the fairgrounds the parking space Mitte/West is only available to a limited extent. Therefore please use Parking Space Ost and take the shuttle bus, direction Entrace Mitte/West (Eingang Mitte/West). Please note there is no press office/ accreditation area at entrance Ost.