10th International Invention Fair of the Middle East
The 10th annual of the International Invention Fair of the Middle East (IIFME) was organized from 28 to 31st January 2018 by Kuwait Science Club under the Patronage of His Highness the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabahis, and in collaboration with the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva & International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).
IFIA President, Alireza Rastegar, attended the opening and closing ceremony where His Excellency the minister represented the Amir in the opening and closing ceremony. Several countries, ministers, establishments, authorities and companies were present in the event, as well.
This unique convention in the Middle East was received with great importance locally, regionally, and internationally. It highlighted the inventions, innovations and creativity of youths. The convention also promoted Kuwait’s modernity and its role in encouraging and supporting the inventors and participants in this public service.
The IIFME brought 26 different countries together including Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, England, Poland, Russia, Thailand, France, India, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Bahrain, Spain, and Palestine. A total of 110 inventions were showcased during the exhibition and 35000 visitors paid a visit to the event during the opening hours.
The Kuwait Science Club awarded more than 50,000 $ cash prize while IFIA, WIPO and GCCPO’s awards were also given to the best inventions in specific categories.