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5th International Defence Exhibition & Seminar – IDEAS 2008 is being held from 24-28 November 2008 at Karachi Expo Centre-Pakistan. The Event is being organized by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), a venture of the Government of Pakistan, supported by Pakistan Armed Forces and endorsed by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Our organization, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd has been appointed as Event Manager for IDEAS 2008 & 2010. You will be pleased to know that we are the only approved Member Organization from Pakistan, by UFI – The Global Association of Exhibition Industry (Paris-France). Pakistan is backed by an indigenous robust defence manufacturing industry and the IDEAS has therefore, emerged as a unique platform for the display of a wide variety of technology ranging from equipment used in the third world countries to the most sophisticated systems from the west. This provides the perfect interactive platform for the global defence industry to assess the best products and technology to cater to the defence related requirements of the participating countries.

06 Dec 07. It was announced today that The Shephard Group, comprising The Shephard Press and Shephard Conferences and Exhibitions has been acquired by a new company to be headed by Alexander Giles as Chief Executive. Alexander Giles’s company Defence Event Management has been simultaneously acquired to create a combined defence and aviation communications business. The new combined group will trade under the Shephard name. Nick Prest, the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Alvis plc, has joined the Board of the enlarged Shephard Group as Chairman. Alexander Shephard will step down as Chief Executive but will continue to advise the group as a Consultant. The Shephard Press is the publisher of market leading trade journals – Defence Helicopter, Low Fare & Regional Airlines, Unmanned Vehicles, and Rotorhub, as well as a series of highly regarded aviation and defence handbooks. The company also has several associated websites including Rotorhub.com, Inflight Online, UVOnline and LARAnews.net.

12 Dec 07. Helitech 2008 has new dates. The show will now take place on 14th-16th October 2008, the change having been made to accommodate the new timing announced by NBAA for their event. The venue for Helitech 2008 is Cascais, Portugal, an airport that offers excellent access for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Establishing the proven Helitech formula in southern Europe opens up significant opportunities for suppliers of helicopter related products and services to reach key markets such as aerial fire fighting. These techniques will also be demonstrated during the exhibition.

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