International Inventor’s Day 2010
Third International Inventor’s Day Celebration
28-31 October 2010, Nuremberg, Germany
on the occasion of the Argentina’s Inventor’s Day
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)” is planned to be organized concurrent with an selected national similar event. The 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 second issue of “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” was also celebrated on 2nd of February 2009 in Bangkok together the Inventor’s Day in Thailand.
IFIA Executive Committee decided to organize the third issue of International Inventor’s Day with Argentina’s Inventor’s Day, the birthday (September 29) of László Bíró who is the inventor of ballpoint pen. The celebration was organized one month later connected to the IFIA General Assembly on 29 October 2010, Nuremberg.
László Bíró in 1978
IFIA organized the 3rd annual of International Inventors’ Day connected to the IENA International Invention Exhibition in Nuremberg.
This event was composed of the following parts:
1.) “Heritage of Laszlo Biro and Best Argentina Inventions” – exhibition connected to the IENA (28-31 October, Messezentrum Nuremberg Hal 12)
2.) Celebration of the 3rd International Inventor1s Day on 29 October at 17:00 Sal Amsterdam Messezentrum Nuremberg.
“Ovation of Inventors” – decorations and salutations
IFIA established “The Bogsch Memory Medal” to honor inventors’ supporter (one person per country). András Vedres, IFIA President awarded Mrs. Lydia Zetl (Germany) “The Bogsch Memory Medal” for her long term service provided to invention market place following out the spirit of Árpád Bogsch.
The second event was the hand over of “The Biro Commemorative Coins” by János Latorcai dr. m. p. the Vice President of Hungarian Parliament. This coin is prepared by Hungarian National Bank in 2010 in occasion of László Bíró’s birth day. János Latorcai was the honorary guest of this IFIA Celebration. After his opening address he awarded the prominent persons of inventor movement.
János Latorcai and the Biro Coin
Alireza Rastegar (Iran) – Boris Makarichev (Russia)
Faud Al-Awwad (Saudi Arabia) – Bruno Gruber (Germany)
Dr. Billy Malang (Philippines) – Prince Joel S. Momudu (Nigeria)
Lennart Nilson (Sweden) – Dr. Agustine S. H. Ong (Malaysia)
Dr. Octavian Plesa (Romania) – Yasser Saada (Syria)
Gerard de Villeroche (France) – Yifeng Yang (China)
András Vedres IFIA President awarded 10 inventors IFIA Gold Medal for their excellent innovated inventions. Then delegates from Hungary, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Yemen handed their prizes to selected inventors.
After the awarding there were two presentations:
There was collective dinner after the program.