The 11th edition of the biennial international event International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) will be held here at Karachi Expo Center from November 15.
A large number of buyers and other visitors are expected at this internationally significant defense exhibition held after a gap of four years instead of the planned two years due to security threats followed by a global epidemic and the resulting restrictions.
Since its creation in 2000, IDEAS has become an international meeting place for defense manufacturers, contractors, research and development specialists, financial experts and high-level policy makers to promote cooperation, knowledge sharing and supporting businesses in defense collaboration, Outlet said here Wednesday.
IDEAS is a South Asian mega event, organized by the Defense Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) in Pakistan.
The event brings together the global defense industry for synergistic business and cooperation. For the preparations for this strategically important event, a steering committee meeting was organized by DEPO at the Karachi Exhibition Center on Wednesday with the Commander of the 5th Corps, Karachi, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Saeed under the chairmanship and in presence of senior representatives of the federal departments concerned. , Pakistan Armed Forces and various Sindh Government Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies and Badar Expo Solutions in addition to Event Manager Agency.
The meeting aimed to bring all stakeholders together on one page to organize this major event of Pakistan at par with international standards. Speaking at the meeting, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Saeed emphasized that hosting the 11th edition of IDEAS was a testament to our commitment to fostering technology growth and exchange.
The event would contribute significantly to fostering and promoting Pakistan’s strategic relations with the international brotherhood and serve to achieve the common goals of global peace, stability and balance.
The success of all editions of IDEAS has been attributed to the overwhelming support from government departments, the Pakistan Armed Forces, public and private defense industry, commercial bodies and largely the people of Karachi.