262 delegations from 51 countries will participate in the 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar known as IDEAS 2018. This was told by the officials of the Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) during a briefing on Saturday. IDEAS 2018 will take place at Expo Centre Karachi from November 27 to November 30, 2018.
Brigadier Waheed Mumtaz, director coordination, Commodore Tariq Mahmood, Air Commodore Tahir Anwar, Brig Ali Ammar Haider from DEPO, Brig Abid Ali Askri, DIGP Traffic East, Javed Ali Mahar, and Zohair Naseer, chief operating officer, Badar Expo Solutions were also present during the brief.
IDEAS 2018 will be the biggest ever expo in terms of space, stall booking, exhibitors and umbers of delegations. 522 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked stalls and spaces. This will be the first time that Karachi expo center will be full to its total capacity.
China, U.S, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE, Czech Republic and South Korea are establishing their exclusive country pavilion at the expo. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of high level B2B and B2G meetings planned on the sidelines between foreign delegates, key government officials, and participants of the exhibition.
The other highlights of the day include an international seminar on emerging global and regional environment and the role of grey hybrid warfare there in; Pakistan’s perspective. Renowned national and international subject matter experts will present their scholarly papers on the topic. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat NI (m) will be the keynote speaker.
Another significance of IDEAS 2018 is the holding of exclusive land, maritime and aviation conferences by Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force respectively which will be hosted by respective service chiefs.
To specially mark the 10th edition of IDEAS 2018, Ministry of Pakistan Postal Services is issuing a Commemorative Postal Stamp of Rs10.
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17 November, 2019