Second International Inventor's Day Convention
2-5 February 2009,
Venue: IMPACT Muang Thong Thani Hall 9, Bangkok, Thailand
Thai inventions (left and behind)
Works of King's family (center)
IFIA international presentation (right side front)
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 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 IFIA received a proposal regarding this event from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) which was accepted by IFIA ExCo meeting on January 10. Therefore the second issue of “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” was again celebrated on 2nd of February 2009 in Bangkok together the Inventor’s Day in Thailand.
The celebration of the 2nd International Inventor's Day Convention was realized by way of international invention exhibition connected to the Thai invention exhibition and conference organized by NRCT and IFIA. (See the General Information about this events)
The 2nd International Inventor's Day Convention and the National Inventor's Day were opened by H. E. Abhisit Vejjajiva Prime Minister of Thailand in the company of Kalaya Sophonpanich Minister of Science and Technology in Thailand, András Vedres IFIA President and Ahnond Bunyratavej NRCT Secretary General.
The IFIA President András Vedres introduces the exhibition to H. E. Abhisit Vejjajiva
Here is the most important sentence of the message of the IFIA President occasion of the 2nd International Inventor's Day Convention:
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is called “The Father of Thailand Invention” before and now the IFIA proclaims him “The Father of World Invention”. > > > all message
The message of the NRCT Secretary General is > > > here.
Presentations and participants
158 inventions from 23 countries were presented by IFIA collective presentation and IFIA's members shows (see > > > list). 80 IFIA delegates were participated on this event.
The IFIA section and floor plan
Shanghai Minhang High School students' presentation
A group of the IFIA participants and Mrs. Pentida Tipyotha
The IFIA presented his activity by posters. Two cultural presentations were shown: "Inventions of Cartoonist" and "Inventors and Inventions on Stamps".
IFIA activity Cartoons Stamps
Date: 3 February 2009, venue: Grand Ball Room, Hall 9. Moderator: Samsak Navayuth (Rajamangala University of Technology Lamna).
Morning Session, theme: "Policy and Promoting of Innovation and Invention to World Market"
All speakers (Morning Session)
"Glory to H. M. King of Thailand" presented by Dániel Vedres
The IFIA President rewarded His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with title: "The Greatest Inventor". Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was awarded "the IFIA Grand Eco Prize" her environmentalist activity.