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

Efficient, interactive, communicative

What do inline-skates, wheeledsuitcases and folding bicycles have in common? They were presented at the iENA and discovered for the market. Since its implementation in 1948 more than 30,000 inventions were presented to the public within the scope of the specialized fair iENA.

A visit to the international leading trade fair for inventing, the iENA promises the direct contact with innovative thinkers and inventors from around the globe. At the iENA you will have the chance to obtain information about novelities and inventions across all sectors of the industry. Here you can find solutions for almost all problems or questions.

For 70% of the trade visitors from 40 countries (2016), the iENA is the only event which they attend to keep themselves abreast of innovations and inventions.

Meet the future: iENA 2019 - 31 October - 3 November                   

 

The story of success of the iENA

Tradition and Future: iENA celebrates its 70th anniversary - and can look back on a long, successful history. It started off small, and in the first years essentially represented a showcase for bizarre and whimsical ideas. Today, it is the most important international trade fair for the inventor community, and Germany's only inventor fair with a true global image.

The huge amount of interest from inventors, associations and organizations associated with inventions of all types and the new cooperation with the START Messe Bavaria, which will take place for the first time in collaboration with iENA, certainly point to a strong anniversary fair.

"Inventors are tinkerers. They are like Gyro Gearloose and things just do not turn out as intended at times." However, inventors have long left this image behind. We just could not do without many of their inventions in our modern day life anymore. Think about trolleys, for example, or the folding bicycle, inline skates, the snow board or retractable dog leads. 

These products, which meanwhile add up to 30.000 inventions, all started their success at the iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” at Nuremberg.

Read more about the  iENA - story of success

Visitor news

Final press release: From idea to success - A positive outcome for the iENA international inventors’ fair

08. Nov 2018

Over four days of exhibition, the 2018 international trade fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” iENA Nuremberg once again demonstrated its...

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At a glance!

Trade fair dates

Thursday, October 31 to Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Place:

Germany - Messe Nürnberg (Exhibition Center Nuremberg) - Hall 3 C

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1st, 2019: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to trade visitors/ specialized visitors, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Admission until 1 h before closing time

List of inventions:

  • The online directory of iENA inventions 2019 can be found here at beginning of the trade fair

    • From the beginning of the trade fair, the iENA exhibition catalog incl. Inventions and name list can be ordered.

  • 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
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Number of inventions/exhibitors 2018:

More than 800 inventions, exhibitors from 30 countries.

Participating countries 2018:

Angola, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America