International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) is the biggest defence exhibition of international stature, held biennially in Pakistan.

IDEAS 2014 was successfully conducted from 1-4 December 2014, at Expo Center, Karachi. It was 8th in the series, since the inception of the Exhibition. IDEAS 2014 had an opportunity and distinction to host participants from 67 countries. It also attracted 256 exhibitors, 88 foreign defence delegations (from 50 countries) including trade visitors.

Without compromising on any of the security measures, it was ensured that the visiting dignitaries and exhibitors were treated with utmost respect and courtesy. We appreciate the cooperative attitude of all the LEAs in making IDEAS-2014 the most courteous event, despite the unfavorable security environment.

The intellectual forums like Seminar, Sideline Conferences and other events including Inauguration Ceremony, Governor's Reception and the Exhibition provided opportunities for interaction and assisted towards portraying positive image of Pakistan.

DEPO is proud of individual, collective and synergetic effort that made IDEAS-2014 a great success. All the defence delegates, exhibitors, trade visitors and speakers of the Seminar / Side Line Conferences conveyed their appreciation for the elaborate planning, efficient organization, flawless and befitting conduct of this mega international event of our region. The forum indeed helped to project Pakistan as a modern, progressive and tolerant state that is determined to recover her distorted image.

The successful and dignified conduct of the mega event attains added prominence in view of the daunting security challenges and the stringent travel advisory that deterred foreigners to visit Pakistan. We at DEPO, on behalf of MoDP, acknowledge with gratitude the assistance and willing cooperation extended by the Federal Government, Sindh Government and the Armed Forces, enabling us to collectively measure up to the huge challenge.

Post Event Report IDEAS 2014

8th International Defence Exhibition & Seminar (IDEAS) was successfully conducted from 1-4 Dec 2014 at Expo Center Karachi. The event was managed by Pakistan's leading event management company Badar Expo Solutions. The event received an overwhelming response from across the globe..