What World Leading Professional, Analysts Say About "IDEAS"
It is very interesting to meet with a lot of people and I think the level of delegations is very good. We are hoping that interaction with a variety of people present here will give us a good chance to communicate with people from around the world. The result of cooperation between our company and Pakistan's Air Force that we supply to, has been top level. Our association with Pakistan's defence industry helps us believe that they are highly capable of adapting of the latest technology.
Vice President Sales Directorate
MBDA, Missile Systems, Italy
Pakistan's armed forces have been our customers for over a few decades which is why IDEAS is very important to us. Events like these give us the right platform for recognition and also help us improve existing relations, establish new contacts and share knowledge.
SVP Sales and Customer Relations
IDEAS is a very good platform to meet potential collaborators and customers, giving everyone access to the international market as well as sharing of knowledge and exposure of the capabilities of the defence industry of Pakistan. IDEAS has helped us reach out to potential customers who were previously unaware of the competency of our products. This is definitely a mutually beneficial platform.
Air Commodore Iqbal Ahmad
Military Vehicles Research & Development Establishment,
IDEAS is a very crucial event for our industry and country to make a mark on the international defence exhibition map. Exhibitions like these are always beneficial in promoting a soft image of the country which is always a plus point for Pakistan. I find IDEAS to be a common platform to interact and network with international delegates in the 4-5 days that we all gather here. It also gives us the perfect chance to highlight the strength of the Pakistan defence industry.
Mahmud Ahmad Khan
Global Industrial Defence Solutions, Pakistan
This is our first time here and we are highly impressed. IDEAS has helped us learn thoroughly about Pakistan’s military materials and production capabilities which came as a surprise to us. Events like these are important to host and attend because being present here sets a vivid image of the country and help us gain a better understanding of Pakistan.
Lt. Gen. Edward Wizniewsky
We have been associated with Pakistan's defence forces for a long time now and it feels very good to be here. It’s a very well organized exhibition with exchange of contacts, information, technology and knowledge.
This is a very useful exhibition for Roketsan. As compared to other international defence exhibitions, IDEAS is definitely above average. The show is much busier than we expected, allowing us to meet with different people from all over the world. We are open to share our experience and cooperate with Pakistan at every level. Pakistan is my home away from home and I amvery happy to be here!
- 209 Companies from 23 Countries
- 10,144 SQM net exposition space
- 80 delegations from 50 countries
- 32,405 Trade visitors
- Top class industries speakers and attendence
15 SEP 2011
Karachi March 25th: The 8th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) will be held on 1st- 4th December 2014 at Expo Centre, Karachi. First Steering Committee Meeting for IDEAS-2014 held on Tuesday, the 25th March at Expo Centre Karachi.
The meeting was attended by DEPO officials, representatives from concerned Ministries, three armed Services, relevant government departments, and Badar Expo.
During the meeting, departments responsible for the conduct of various activities during IDEAS-2014 were familiarized with the requirements related to layout and organization at Expo Centre, traffic management, communication infrastructure and allied facilities around Expo Centre, etc. DEPO also highlighted the details of assistance and facilitation required from different departments.
All the representatives of concerned departments assured their full and whole hearted support for making the event a success, in the national interest. Karachi City Administration reassured that outlook of the city will be further uplifted during the event so that foreign delegates and exhibitors carry good impression of the city while visiting Karachi. It was reiterated that electronic and print media will be continuously informed and kept updated on the traffic plans to cause minimum inconvenience to the citizens of Karachi during the event.
Second Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 6th of August 2014, at Karachi Expo Centre to ensure the apt preparation of IDEAS 2014. The meeting will be attended by representatives from concerned ministries, three armed services, pertinent government departments, DEPO officials and Badar Expo.