Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) is organizing a seminar on the topic “Pakistan’s Defence Industry: Export Potential, Challenges and Prospects” on 16th and 17th Aug, 2018 at Lahore Expo Centre.


16 – 17 August, 2018

Main Theme : Pakistan Defence Industry : Export Potential, Challenges and Prospects

Chief Guest : CJCSC

Inaugural Session

1100-1130 hrs

Registration of participants

1130 hrs

Arrival of Chief Guest

1130 -1135 hrs

Recitation from the Holy Quran

1135-1140 hrs

Welcome Address by DG DEPO

1140-1145 hrs

Address by Chief Executive SDPI

1145-1150 hrs

Address by Minister/Secy for Defence Production

1150-1205 hrs

Keynote address by CJCSC

1205-1210 HRS

Gift for chief guest and speakers and Group Photo

Plenary Session I (1st Day i.e 16 August, 2018)

Chair : Minister/Secy for Defence Production

Timing Topic Name of Speaker

1215-1235 hrs

Overview of Pakistan’s defence production industry and its potential to meet domestic as well as export requirements

Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Owais, HI(M) (Retd), Ex Secy DP

1235-1255 hrs

Pakistan defence industry; An instrument of national economic pursuits

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Islamabad

1255-1315 hrs

Mapping of global and regional markets for Pakistan’s defence exports

Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

1315-1325 hrs

Q/A Session


1325-1330 hrs

Gift for chief guest and speakers and Group Photo

1330 hrs


Plenary Session II (1st Day i.e 16 August, 2018)

Chair : Minister/Secy for Industries and Production

Timing Topic Name of Speaker

1430-1450 hrs

Pakistan model of defence export; Challenges and prospects for aligning with global defence export model

Vice Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Rao, (Retd) Ex MD KS & EW

1450-1510 hrs

Public Private partnership in defence production and exports

Mr. Malik Tahir Javaid President LCCI, Lahore

1510-1530 hrs

Research and Development (R&D), Indigenization and Self-sufficiency: Scope of collaboration with international defence markets

Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi Chairman PEC

1530-1550 hrs

Role of suppliers and vendors in defence industry of Pakistan

Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, HI(M) Chairman POF Wah or Syed Naseem Raza Executive Director and Advisor of Wah Nobel POF

1550-1610 hrs

Developing ‘Supplier–Vendor Cooperation’ A way forward in Pakistan defence industry

Mr. Almas Hyder, Chairman SPEL, Lahore

1610-1620 hrs

Q/A Session


1620-1630 hrs

Gift for Chair and speakers


Plenary Session III (2nd Day i.e 17 August, 2018)

Chair by : Minister/Secy for Defence Production

Timing Topic Name of Speaker

1000-1005 hrs

Recitation from the holy Quran


1005-1025 hrs

Developing ‘Defence Industry -Academia Cooperation’ A way to revolutionize Pakistan defence industry

Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Vice Chancellor, UET Lahore

1025-1045 hrs

Cyber Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures for Defence Industries in Pakistan

Mr Shakeel Ramey (SDPI)

1045-1105 hrs

Internal Compliance Mechanism of Defence Export

Dr. Zafar Ali, DG SECDIV MoFA

1105-1125 hrs

International trade laws on defence exports, regional trade agreements and national level compliance mechanism

Mr. Ahmar Bilal Sufi International Law Expert Islamabad

1125-1245 hrs

Q/A Session


1245-1250 hrs

Gift to Chair and Speakers


1250-1300 hrs

Synthesis of the two days proceedings by SDPI


1300-1310 hrs

Address by Minister for Defence Production / Chief Guest


1310-1315 hrs

Vote of Thanks by DG DEPO


1315-1330 hrs

Media interaction with Minister/Secretary for Defence Production


1330 hrs

Lunch Break


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