Curtain Raiser – Ideas 2022 held at Karachi Expo Centre



Karachi, Nov 12: The 11th edition of International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2022) is scheduled from 15 – 18 November 2022 at Karachi Expo Centre. The event as per its traditions will showcase a number of splendid activities encompassing world’s advance defence technology demonstrations, international seminar, IDEAS Karachi Show, networking, and business expansions through B2B and B2G engagements. IDEAS 2022 will bring together defence industries from across the globe to showcase their latest technological innovations.  A large number of senior civil and military delegations and trade visitors would also be witnessing IDEAS 2022. This was briefed to national and international media during Curtain Raiser of IDEAS 2022 at Karachi Expo Centre on Saturday, 12 Nov 22 by officials of Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), Ministry of Defence Production.

Brigadier Naveed Azam Cheema, Director Coordination, Commodore Mohammad Tahir SI(M), Director Media, Air Commodore Abdul Basit, Director EPS from DEPO, DIGP Traffic, Ahmed Nawaz Cheema and Mr Zohair Naseer Chief Executive Officer of Badar Expo Solutions were also present during the brief.

The exhibition will start on 15 November after a grand inauguration ceremony and will continue till 18 November. The first two days have been earmarked for delegations, trade visitors and networking activities. The other highlights of the day include an International Seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Defence Market; A Paradigm Shift in Military Strategy and National Security. Renowned national and international subject matter experts will present their scholarly papers on the topic. Secretary Ministry of Defence Production Lt General (R) Humayaun Aziz will be the Chief guest.

To specially mark the 11th edition of IDEAS 2022, Ministry of Pakistan Postal Services has issued a Commemorative Postal Stamp of Rs.20/-.  New inventions of Pakistan defence industry will also be inaugurated and showcased during the exhibition.

IDEAS 2022 has surpassed all previous milestones in terms of space, booking, exhibitors and delegates both domestic and foreign.  Karachi Expo Centre has been booked to its full capacity with more than 500 exhibitors from Turkey, China, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Far East out of which 60% are international and 40% local.  Besides trade visitors, more than 285 high level delegates from 64 countries are visiting the exhibition.

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of high level B2B and B2G meetings planned on the side lines between foreign delegates, key government officials and participants of the exhibition.

On the occasion, DIGP Traffic, Ahmed Nawaz Cheema, also briefed the media about the Traffic Plan and alternate routes to facilitate the people of Karachi during the rush hours. Karachi Show has been planned specially for the people of Karachi on 17 November at Nishan e Pakistan, Sea View.

IDEAS is a national event of Pakistan and people of Karachi are ready to welcome the distinguished guests and participants from all across the world.