Thailand Inventor’s Day & IPITEX 2018
Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition (IPITEX) as both an important annual event in Thailand and one of the biggest invention competitions in Asia, was held from February 2 to 6, 2018 in Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) to create a network between Thai and International inventors. IPITEX was hosted by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) under the patronage of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).
Thailand Inventor’s day was also organized on February 2nd alongside IPITEX to provide a platform for the inventors and innovators on one hand and investors on the other hand to seek business opportunities, bilateral cooperation, or investment.
Thailand Inventor’s day was officially opened with the participation of ACM Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Prof Sirirurg Songsivilai, Secretary-General of National Research Council of Thailand and Prof Mr. Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President.
Over 1000 inventions were showcased at the exhibition in two categories of ‘Inventions for Society and Quality of Life’ and ‘Innovations for Industry’. 28 organizations and 19 countries including Iran, Poland, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesian, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, the United Arabic Emirates, Egypt, and Switzerland exhibited the technologies in the international pavilion.
More than twenty thousand visitors paid a visit. The delegations from Taiwan, Province of China showed their soft power in the competition and became the most awarded country, which drew the world’s attention. Thailand’s government encouraged the inventors from Taiwan, Province of China to join the Inventor’s day to be internationally recognized and exchange innovative knowledge with the world inventors.