The Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), along with its major defence manufacturers, has been participating in various International Defence Exhibitions.

The DEPO works to facilitate customer inquiries and coordinate export of a high quality of defence products and services. The DEPO works towards meeting the large network of services of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

The DEPO, along with its major defence manufacturers, has been participating in various international activities and through its pro- active marketing strategy they have earned international recognition. DEPO has contributed to Pakistan exporting aircrafts, arms and ammunition to over 35 countries around the world, and during the last 2 years they have developed a strategy to explore new markets and expand its business plan.

The DEPO, in collaboration with Pakistan's defence sector, is committed to providing a progressive response to ongoing developments in the world and to meet the technical needs of present whilst looking to prosperous future developments.


MAJ GEN MUHAMMAD ARIF MALIK HI(M), Director General DEPO, Pakistan.


Major General


Director General, DEPO

International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) is one of the mega regional events; biennially organized in Pakistan by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP). A continuous success story since year 2000, IDEAS has emerged as an iconic event on the canvas of global defence exhibitions. Today, it is regarded as an established rendezvous for convergence of international defence exhibitors, delegates, security analysts and top level policy planners.

IDEAS is an ultimate platform to showcase the innovation in defence and security technologies of tomorrow; with a variety of weapon systems and equipment on display. A number of conferences and a capstone seminar are its hallmark events for evaluation of defence and security outlook of the future. The event also brings together international manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to explore new avenues of defence cooperation through joint ventures, outsourcing and collaboration.

IDEAS truly demonstrates a successful public-private partnership model. Its participation and international attendance is indeed manifestation of our deeply embedded and mutually beneficial relations with international fraternity. In addition, the high profile of visiting delegates adds to its prestige and stature. In fact, IDEAS is a shared vision for global peace, stability and prosperity.

IDEAS 2022 is scheduled to be held at Expo Centre, Karachi during November 2022.

I look forward to welcoming the distinguished participants.