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IDEAS 2018

International Defence Exhibition and Seminar

Karachi, Pakistan

IDEAS, a biennially held defence exhibition, will once again bring together all the industry's players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations.

The IDEAS 2018 team will welcome you at Karachi Expo Centre for the 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) event from 27 to 30 November 2018.

IDEAS 2018, being the most strategically important event of the region, will once again bring together all the industry's players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations. The 4 days of the Show are exclusively for trade visitors and high official defence delegates.

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IDEAS brings together international manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to explore the opportunities for cooperation in the field of defence production through joint ventures, outsourcing, and collaboration.

10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) will be held from 27-30 November 2018.

The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar is a premier defence industry show and the region’s best platform for international defence systems promotion.

IDEAS exhibits a wide variety of defence systems, ranging from equipment used in the third world countries to the most sophisticated technology from the west and showcases technology of tomorrow and innovations in defence with several thousand weapon systems and items of equipment on display.

The event provides an ideal interactive platform for defence forces to access the best products and technologies available to cater for their respective defence requirements. It is the most important marketplace for presenting innovative ideas. It facilitates meetings and networking sessions with numerous high profile delegates, policymakers, diplomats and defence procurement experts all in one place.

The 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) was successfully held at Expo Center, Karachi, Pakistan from 22nd – 25th November 2016. The event received an overwhelming response from the international community. A total of 56 nations were represented in IDEAS – 2016 in the form of Foreign Delegations and International Exhibitors. 88 Delegations representing 40 countries attended IDEAS – 2016 including high-level delegations headed either by their Defence Ministers, Secretaries or Services Chiefs of the respective countries. A total of 427 companies (294 foreign and 133 local) exhibited their products during the exhibition. Amongst persistent foreign participation, the countries that were exhibiting for the first time in IDEAS 2016 include Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland. Total attendance of IDEAS – 2016 exceeded the figure of 46,000, which included foreign delegates, trade visitors, exhibitors and international media.

IDEAS – 2016 embodied a host of activities comprising of display of different defence products and equipment, an impressive Inauguration Ceremony, conduct of International seminar, various sideline conferences and B2B networking of high-level delegates with exhibitors and OEMs. The very new efforts during this 9th edition include holding Gala Dinner & Cultural Show to display the rich culture of Pakistan, and the participation of leading chambers of commerce from all over Pakistan with a view of engagement with the private sector, facilitated Public-Private Partnership in defence promotion and export.

The Inauguration Ceremony of IDEAS – 2016 was conducted on 22nd November 2016. Prime Minister of Pakistan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by Official Delegates, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, three Services Chiefs of Pakistan, Senior Government Officials, Foreign Diplomats and a large number of Exhibitors.

The Seminar, conducted on 22nd November, was titled “Stability and the Economics of Regional Peace in South Asia”. The honorable President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion. The panel of speakers included prominent international defence analysts and expert were Dr. Andrew Small Transatlantic fellow with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of USA, Dr Oleg Kulakov Advisor to the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), Russia, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Pakistan, Dr Ye Hailin Chief editor of South Asia Studies, China and Mr. Javed Jabbar Former Senator & Federal Minister, Pakistan. The Presiding Officer of the Seminar, Mr. Shamshad Ahmad Former Ambassador and Foreign Secretary, in his concluding remarks,stated that “economic growth in South Asia cannot be attained without maintaining regional peace and stability between the neighboring countries, and by de-escalating any disputes, which frequently alleviate security and threat concerns in regions”.

IDEAS – 2016 also featured two-day Sideline Conferences. The conferences on the exhibition venue were largely attended by local and foreign companies where stakeholders got ample opportunity to share their business interests before a target audience comprising from defence procurement, suppliers and key decision makers.

To boost Pakistan’s exports in Defence Sector, some of the major indigenously developed products showcased during IDEAS – 2016, included Main Battle Tank Al–Khalid, Fighter Aircraft JF–17 Thunder, Jet Trainer Aircraft K – 8 and a variety of UAVs etc. IDEAS – 2016 offered a unique opportunity to the international delegates and visitors in acquiring an insight into the entire defence manufacturing and training capabilities of Pakistan, exhibited under a single umbrella. It may be pertinent to highlight that Pakistan has a large defence manufacturing, training and support infrastructure in place, which not only meets the needs of Pakistani Armed Forces, but also has the capacity to fulfill demands of other countries with exceptionally high-quality products at mutually acceptable terms.

Amongst the international exhibitors, exclusive country pavilions were set up by Turkey and China. Defence products and equipment from companies representing North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Far East were also impressively displayed through various stands.

On the diplomatic front, Foreign Delegates / Trade Visitors and Media endorsed the efficiency of IDEAS – 2016 as an extremely valuable and interactive forum for the defence trade.The signing of 14 MoUs between the governments and private companies has further enhanced the utility and success of this event.

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IDEAS organizers have appointed Army Recognition Group to provide the Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV of IDEAS 2018, published to one of the most popular online Defense and Security magazine Army Recognition,

During the week of IDEAS 2018, Army Recognition Group will also provide the Official IDEAS 2018 Web TV with news, report and full coverage about the event.

As the Offiicial Online Show Daily News with editorial and Official Web TV for IDEAS 2018, Army Recognition press team will have a significant presence at the show to provide a full coverage about this event. Published online and updated daily, if you cannot attend the show, follow all activities of IDEAS 2018 with our news, reports, pictures and video.

The Official Online Show Daily News of IDEAS 2018 spread all activities of the event and provides all exhibitors with a global online window in parallel with DSA 2018 exhibition about the latest defence and security technologies and innovations. To increase the visibility of your Company, products and/or services you can book advertisement, advertorial, video add in the Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV IDEAS 2018.

For more information and to book your advertisement today contact us now.
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Army Recognition official media partner of IDEAS 2018 will provide the Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV for IDEAS 2018 including report, news, pictures and video. Increase the exposure of your Company and its range of products globally with our IDEAS 2018 Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV.

If you want your company press releases in the online daily news simply send us at this link:

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There is no charge to submit product and press releases for IDEAS 2018 to our team, but we can not guarantee that all press releases will be published. Do you need some advertising and marketing services to increase your impact and presence before, during and after the exhibition with our Online Show Daily News?

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During the week of IDEAS 2018, Army Recognition Group will also provide the Official Web TV of IDEAS 2018 available each day on our YouTube channel with news, report, interview and full coverage about the event.
This new media will provide an Internet television networks and Web TV to promote Defense and Security Industry and products with high-definition, digital-quality video broadcasted on our new Web site, our Army Recognition Youtube channel and official website and video screen of IDEAS 2018.

Our offer:

- Video Advertorial: A Video advertorial is a blend of advertisement and editorial which feature presentations of products, services, and packages for defense and security industry.
Contact us for pricing.

- Video Advertising: A video advertising up to 30 sec. with 3 min. advertorial or interview Price: 4,950 €

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Click this link to have more information about the official program of IDEAS 2018, including official visit, conferences, ceremony, reception, forum and more
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Until the 10th edition starts, check out our IDEAS 2016 videos and pictures at this link
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