The history of the Exhibition

The annual event dedicated to invention

A unique opportunity for industrial and commercial companies, universities, inventors and researchers, associations, private and state organisms and institutions to present their inventions, the results of their research and their new products.

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The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva is the inventions referenced annual event in the world.

The exhibition where manufacturers, commercial traders and financiers will find 1,000 innovations ready to be marketed. All exhibited innovations being showcased for the first time.

The history

History of the Salon and biography of JEAN-LUC VINCENT

Mr. Jean-Luc Vincent was born in Geneva in 1940. He is of Swiss nationality. His grandfather was the inventor of the prepayment electricity metre and also created other inventions which he developed and marketed. He very much admired this man, working alone in his workshop.

This is how the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS OF GENEVA was born, in 1972. From its first edition onwards, it became the world’s most important event exclusively dedicated to inventions, and a unique marketplace for licenses for industrialists, distributors and financiers, always on the lookout for new products.

Born in 1972, the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS GENEVA became the most important event in the world devoted exclusively to inventions.