Karachi: Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman says that IDEAS transforms into an iconic event for cutting edge technology demonstrations. Additionally, as forum of shared knowledge and expertise in Pakistan. He presided over 2nd Steering Committee meeting of IDEAS 2018 here on Wednesday. He provides impetus to ongoing national level preparations for this strategically important event at the CM House. The meeting was attended by senior representatives from federal ministries, various departments of government of Sindh. Also, the Armed Forces of Pakistan, Law Enforcement Agencies and national electronic and print media.
The chief minister says, it is an international recognition and participation truly reflects our deeply embedded and mutually beneficial relations with the international fraternity. “In fact, IDEAS is a shared platform for global peace, stability and prosperity. Besides participation of large number of foreign delegates, national and international defence manufacturers. It also serves as global assignation for sharing of common views on contemporary defence and security issues,” he adds.
He also mentions that IDEAS 2018 would further accelerate the commercial exchange between delegates, trade visitors, defence officials and OEMs from within Pakistan and abroad. He said that hosting this 10th edition at innovation and excellence is indeed testimony to our pledge for encouraging technological growth and exchange. “The edition of IDEAS will also pave the way for fostering and promoting Pakistan’s strategic relations with international partners,” he said.
International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) is a mega national event; biennially organizes by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) in Pakistan. Since its inception in the year 2000, IDEAS has emerged as an international rendezvous of defence manufacturers, entrepreneurs, R&D specialist, financial experts, and top level policy makers to promote cooperation, knowledge sharing and support ventures in the field of defence collaboration. The IDEAS is the event that brings together the national and international defence industry for synergistic businesses and cooperation. In this regard, the 10″‘edition of IDEAS 2018 schedules from 27-30 November 2018 at Karachi Expo Centre (KEC).
Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman highlights over the 10th edition of IDEAS. He says it was a testimony to our pledge for encouraging technological growth and exchange in the region. “The event will significantly contribute towards fostering and promoting Pakistan’s strategic relations with international fraternity. It would serve to achieve the shared objectives of global peace, stability and balance”. He sys, adding, the successful conduct of IDEAS since year 2000 was the all-out support by various government departments. Additionally, armed Forces of Pakistan, LAEs, public – private defence industry, trade bodies and largely the people of Karachi.
Suggestions by Director General DEPO
Director General DEPO, Maj. General Ahmad Mahmood Hayat highlighted that event as per its traditions would host number of splendid activities encompassing world’s cutting edge defence technology demonstrations, international Seminar, land, maritime and aviation Conferences, Pakistan Army land force capability display at KEC, Cultural Show and business expansions through well-planned B2B and B2G engagements. In addition, Karachi Show will exclusively be for the people of Karachi at Sea View (Nishan e Pakistan) on 29 November 2018.