IDEAS Pakistan emerges as int’l rendezvous of top entrepreneurs: Dr. Faisal

Islamabad: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr. Mohammad Faisal this week said that the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS), Pakistan had emerged as the international rendezvous of top entrepreneurs to promote defence collaboration, joint ventudres, global peace and prosperity.

He was speaking at a webinar titled “Doing Defence & Security Business with Pakistan in perspective of establishing UK Pavilion at IDEAS-2024” organized by Defence Wing of the Pakistan High Commission, London and ADS Group, Defence & Security Exports at the Department for Business and Trade, UK.

The webinar was attended by senior officials from Pakistan High Commission, London, Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), Government of Pakistan, Department for Business and Trade of UK, British High Commission, Islamabad, IDEAS management and entrepreneurs.

Pakistani high commissioner said that IDEAS, scheduled to take place in November, 2024 at Karachi, would be indeed a testimony to their pledge to encourage technological growth and expressed the hope that IDEAS would pave way for fostering and promoting Pakistan’s strategic relations with UK.

Director General of Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), Government of Pakistan, Major General Asad Nawaz Khan said that Pakistan had successfully established strategic partnerships with various countries.

He said that IDEAS truly demonstrated a successful public-private partnership model.

Its participation and international attendance was indeed a manifestation of their deeply embedded and mutually beneficial relations with international fraternity, he added.

Commodore Zeeshan Nabi Shiekh, Defence and Naval Adviser and Shafiq Ahmed Shehzad Minister (Trade) of Pakistan High Commission, London provided an overview of Pak-UK trade potential and opportunities for future collaboration in defence sector.

During the webinar, discussions were held on promoting awareness of the potential commercial opportunities for UK firms to do business in Pakistan.

It was assured that Pakistan High Commission, London would provide full facilitation to entrepreneurs & companies from UK intending to participate in IDEAS 2024.

Since its inception in 2000, IDEAS Pakistan has grown exponentially over the years, with 532 exhibitors, 350 delegates from 57 countries participating in the 2022 exhibition.