Preparations are in full swing for the four-day International Defense Exhibition and Seminar IDEAS- 2022 which will be held at the Expo Center from Nov 15 to 18.
This year’s IDEAS features participation from over 45 nations.
The exhibition of military weapons from the friendly country of Turkey will take place in Halls No. 1 and 2.
The Director of Export Promotion Services, Air Commodore Abdul Basit, announced that IDEAS 2022 will also include a special conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Besides six halls, three marquees have also been established in a wide area.
The Defense Export Promotion Organization has routinely hosted IDEAS, a significant event in South Asia.
However, due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, it was unable to take place in 2020.
After a four-year hiatus, the exhibition is being held this year.
Air Commodore Basit claims that the defense exhibition has grown immensely in size in past years.
It has been expanded to accommodate more international participants.
He added that IDEAS 2022 became possible due to one and a half years of hard work and planning.
He said the air show, which will feature units of the Pakistani Armed Forces, including the PAF, would be held on the Karachi beach, will be possible due to one and a half years of hard work and planning. He said the display of tanks built in Pakistan will take place at the Expo Center.
According to Lt Commander Shabbir Ahmed, military hardware from Turkey will be displayed in Halls No 1 and 2, while Hall No 3 has been reserved for Chinese defense products, while Italy and France will exhibit their military hardware in Hall No 4. Halls No. 5 and 6 are reserved for defense equipment and technology of Pakistan and other countries.
Miscellaneous military equipment will be displayed in Halls No 7, 8, and 9 set up in the marquees.
IDEAS was started in 2000 and since then it has turned into an important event for promoting cooperation and exchange of information in the defense sector for product manufacturers, research and development experts, financial experts, and policymakers.
The exhibition plays an important role in strengthening Pakistan’s strategic ties with the international community while contributing to achieving the common goals of global peace and stability.
Since 2000, all the exhibitions have been a huge success.
As many as 524 delegates from 45 countries participated in IDEAS 2018.