KARACHI: Approximately 500 exhibitors have confirmed their participation in 10th edition of International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018 that will be held at Expo Centre Karachi from November 27-30.
Zohaib Naseer, chief operating officer of Badar Expo, said approximately 500 exhibitors confirmed their participation; around 48 countries are participating while nearly 15 country pavilions would be shown in the exhibition.
There would be 12 events inside the conference and exhibition, he said, counter terrorism show will also be held, which would be new activity after 2008.
Organizers in a briefing to media at Expo Centre Tuesday said a golf tournament for the foreigners on 26th of November, a day before the main event kicks off at Expo Center.
Commodore Tariq Mehmood of DEPO said the golf tournament would not be only a game, it would also be networking and B2B event.
Services conference on 28th November will have chiefs of Pakistan military including army, marine and air forces.
During the exhibition, one program with the banner of “Karachi show” will be held at seaview at Nishan e Pakistan. This will be opened for the public but showing identity will be mandatory.
He said that Sindh government was fully supporting the event and cultural shows would also be held at the sea view along with the Karachi show.
He appealed media people to promote identity of peaceful Pakistan, saying some traffic jams and road blocks might occur but it would be for image building of the country. “It should be projected as national event,” he said.
He said it was not just a show but nearly 25,000 people made earnings from the exhibition through one or the other way.
On the first day of exhibition, only state television PTV and ISPR will cover the event while general public is allowed to visit expo on fourth day i.e. 30th November with pre registration through website of the IDEAS.
Tariq Mehmood said that through the anti terrorism show they would show the world how Pakistan combat the terrorism in the country.