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

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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.

The story of success of the iENA

Inventors? 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 are more than 30 000 inventions, all started their success at the iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – Novelties” at Nuremberg. This successful exhibition celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018!

Read more about the  iENA - story of success

iENA 2018 - International meeting point for the inventor scene

Inventors’ associations and collectives from all around the world meet at the iENA in Nuremberg to present their innovations, to network and to make contact with partners and investors.

The partner of the 2018 iENA is Iran, which will be represented in Nuremberg by numerous inventions. The Iranian inventors’ association has already introduced itself with many inventive ideas at the iENA in the past few years. Great potential can be seen particularly in the young inventors, who come to the trade fair in Nuremberg as part of a university participation. The Iranian inventors regularly present very promising innovations, for example from the medicine section.

At a glance!

Trade fair dates

Thursday, November 1st to Sunday, November 4th, 2018


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

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, November 1st, Friday, November 2nd, 2018: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to trade visitors/ specialized visitors, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Sunday, November 4th, 2018: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Admission until 1 h before closing time

List for exhibitors

  • The list of exhibitors can be found online at the beginning of the fair

  • You may take iENA exhibition catalog from the fair opens with us on delivery order (36,50 € incl. shipping)
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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

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-Innovationcongress, Friday, 2nd November 2018
    (only in German language)
    10:30 – 15:00 AM

  • iENA-Symposium - Saturday, 3rd November 2018
    (only in German language)
    10:00 –12:30 AM

  • Hack & Make festival
    3rd + 4th November, 2018

Press information

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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70 years of inventiveness! The International Trade Fair iENA celebrates an anniversary

25. Oct 2018

On its 70th anniversary International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” iENA Nuremberg shines in a new look: the approximately 800...

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