Trade Show Season Has Arrived! Are You Ready?

We’ll let you know what trade shows are coming up, and two guest speakers in one webinar this month. What’s the topic? Prototypes!
February 2020 Newsletter Issue #27
Congratulations Cigdem on your new licensed pet product!
“I’m extremely excited to let you know that I finally have a signed licensing agreement for my pet bowl idea! I received the fully executed agreement on National Inventors’ Day! My pet bowl is going to debut at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando at the end of this month on Feb 26 – 28. I’m working directly with the manufacturer and others to get the bowl, packaging, and marketing materials ready for the show. I’m really busy, but it’s all a lot of fun and excitement!” — Cigdem Delano
Cigdem is a member of the Southeastern Inventors Association – Marietta Georgia.

Louis Hafez- a member of SIA- heard about Cigdem’s success: “Congratulations Cigdem, long ago, the minute I met you at SIA, I immediately felt your passion and enthusiasm on your innovation. And I felt it’ll pay off soon, keep it up because greater success is ahead of you!”

If you are near Marietta Georgia, we encourage you to join the Southeastern Inventors Association!

Learn More About SIA!
Stephen Key has a new book?!

For the first time ever, Stephen has uncovered the consumer product licensing industry from the inside. He has interviewed 28 leading experts across 17 different industries, as well as professional inventors, to share their knowledge with you — so you too can now become a full-time professional inventor.

Stephen peels back the curtain to give you an insider’s guide to how companies evaluate your product submissions so you can become a professional inventor.
Get the Book!
Take a look at this upcoming webinar!
This month we have two guest speakers in one educational webinar! Blake Hodgson- Owner of KC Proto- and April Mitchell- Inventor of Right Height- will be discussing tips and tricks every inventor must know! Tune in on March 4th!

Blake Hodgson has been helping local inventors for about 4 years to turn their ideas into products. Blake is the owner of KC Proto: “Taking an idea and making it a reality can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. Through leveraging the latest rapid prototyping techniques, open source hardware and software, we are able to create minimal viable products in aggressive timelines.  We specialize in helping startups, small businesses and advertising agencies create physical products. ” – KC Proto

April Mitchell is the inventor of the Right Height adjustable over the door hook. She is a product developer in the housewares and toys/games industry, is a teacher by trade, and enjoys coaching others through the process of licensing products. April had a prototype made by KC Proto, before she licensed her product, Right Height!

TIME CHANGE: The Webinars are now held on
Wednesdays at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern
We will share a recording of each presentation on our site.
Register Here!
Toy Fair 2020 Photos

“The global toy community gathers at Toy Fair to buy and sell product, pitch and exchange ideas, meet with partners, and so much more. This is a trade-only event for play professionals.” – Toy Fair

Toy Fair 2020 is now over! Did you go? Send us some photos and tell us what you thought! [email protected]
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The Global Pet Expo has already started!
“Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA),  is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.

The 2019 Show featured 1,174 exhibitors, 3,604 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 7,029 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the Show, including an impressive number of international retailers.

In 2020, Global Pet Expo will take place FEBRUARY 26-28 in Orlando, Florida. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.” – GPE

Take a Look!
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