The First International Inventor’s Day

2nd of February 2008, Bangkok

The IFIA Jubilee Year Opening


Without inventor no invention - without invention no innovation - without innovation no development!


Last Update
February 12,  2008 


The “International Inventor’s Day” event was established by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) to raise awareness of the role of inventors in our daily lives, and to celebrate the contribution made by inventors to the development of science, technology and societies across the globe. The “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” must be organized together with an selected national similar event.

The IFIA received a proposal regarding this event from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) which was accepted. Therefore the first issue of “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” was celebrated on 2nd of February 2008 in Bangkok together the Inventor’s Day in Thailand.

The celebration of inventors was realized by way of gala occasion, international invention exhibition and convention.

Our main guest: Geoffrey Onyeama, the Assistant Director General of WIPO

IFIA delegates > > > Photo report


Venue of all events:

IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand; It is a world class venue with state of the art facilities on over 140,000 square meters of exhibition, conference and event floor space.


The “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” was organized at Hal 9 . This hall provide a total space of 30,000 square-meters (exhibition place, Grand Diamond Ballroom, meeting rooms, foyers) efficient space designs and high-technology fittings.


IMPACT Convention Center                      


 Invention Exhibition

2 – 4 February (Saturday – Monday) 10:00 – 19:00 hours

5 February (Tuesday) 10:00 – 15:30 hours


The exhibition consists 4 parts: King pavilion, Thai inventions, IFIA presentation and workshop places


The IFIA organizations from 22 countries presented 140 inventions > > > the list here with booth numbers
Floor plan of Hall > > > Floor plan of IFIA presentation

King pavilion, the IFIA delegates


Children before their visit



Thai visitors and inventions


The floor plan, IFIA booths are green colored

IFIA booth > > > Photo report here

Opening Ceremony of IFIA Jubilee Year and International Inventor’s Day

2 February (Saturday) 11:00 – 12:00 

  • Address by the IFIA President, Opening of IFIA Jubilee Year and IID

  • Invitation to IFIA GA and Jubilee Celebration in Suzhou, China

  • Handling over of the IFIA Outstanding Service Medals

IFIA Outstanding Service Medalists

  1. Alireza Rastegar.- First Institute of Researchers and Inventors, Iran

  2. Deb Hess – Minnesota Inventors’ Congress, USA

  3. Djuro Borak – Association of Belgrade Inventors, Serbia

  4. Fan Mingiy – CAI, China

  5. Husein Hujic – SIBIH, Bosnia Herzegovina

  6. James Su. – TIPPA, Taiwan, China

  7. Pavao Havlicek – Association of Croatian Inventors, Croatia

  8. Vladimir Petriasov – Association of Russian House for Inter. Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Russia


Photo report > > > here


IFIA Conference: Invention Promotion and Global Sustainability (Examples from five continents)

3 February (Sunday) 11:00 – 16:30; Venue: at Meeting room, Hal 9


11:00. – 11:10 Opening address

Vedres, András (President of the International Federation of Inventor’s Associations)

 11.10 – 11.30 Keynote lecture

“Invention and Innovation Promotion” by VASS, Ilona (Vice President, National Office for Research and Technology in Hungary)


Keynote lecture by VASS, Ilona

 11.30 – 13.00 Lectures – country by country

Australia by BOROS, Béla (President of South-pacific Innovation Transfer Society, Sydney)

Iran by MOOSAKHANI, Morteza (President, Qazvin Islamic Azad University in)

Nigeria by MOMODU, Joel Shaka (President, Nigerian Association of Inventors)

Philippines by MALANG L. Virgilio (President, Association of Inventors in Philippines) 

13:00 – 14.30 Lunch break


14.30 – 16.30 Lectures – country by country

Romania by PLESA, Octavian (President, Inventors Association Romania)

Russia by FOKIN, Vladimir (Director General, F&F Consulting, Russia)

Serbia by Djujić, Ivana (Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

USA by HESS, Deb (Executive Director, Minnesota Inventors Congress, US)


Closing remarks by Vedres, András (President of the International Federation of Inventor’s Associations)

Photo report > > > here


High level rewards


IFIA Gold Medal for the organization of IID:



Pentida Tipyotha and Ahnond Bunyarativej


Global Inventor Award



To H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for the study of land use/land cover map accuracy using digital high resolution imagery
for Narathiwat Province


The First Commander Medal of International Order of Merit of the Inventors  > > > info





To H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyade for Chaipattana Waterwheel Aerator


Technical information

 Food for speakers and exhibitors

(1.)  NRCT  provided lunch  during    2 – 5  February

(2.)  Welcome  Dinner:  on  1 February (18.00 – 20.00)

(3.)  Banquet  Party: on 3 February (18:00 – 20:00)

 General conditions

  • Charge for participation and entrance fee of Exhibition and Convention exempted by NRCT for IFIA members (2 square meter/invention full equipped booth; maximum 20 sq m / IFIA member).
  • Accommodation for 5 nights (double room for one IFIA exhibitor organization) will be borne by NRCT.
  • IFIA subsidizes fly ticket expenditure for exhibitors from Least Developed Countries ($500 / one IFIA organization).


TK Palace Hotel (Bangkok)

TK.PALACE HOTEL THAILAND, 54/7 Chaengwattana Rd. Soi 15 Laksi ,Bangkok 10210.
Tel. (662) 574-1588 Fax. (662) 574-2622

Organized by National Research Council of Thailand and International Federation of Inventors' Associations
Connected General Information

About Inventor's Day > > > Wikipedia


Inventor's Day in Thailand > > > Its history, project


HM King of Thailand - inventor, jazz musician and composer, sailor... > > > Wikipedia   Biography


Bangkok > > > Tourist info   Hotel and Travel Guide   Wikipedia   Lonely Planet


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