IT2EC is a military training technology exhibition and technical conference that stands at the forefront of the global defence industry. It specialises in advanced simulation and training technologies for enhancing military training capabilities. 

The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Enabling operational advantage through training and simulation.’ 

Defence training technology is rapidly evolving with advancements in AI, XR, big data analytics and the Internet of Things paving the way for more effective and efficient training. All this is underpinned by an increasing defence policy requirement for force elements to be persistently deployed in distant theatres.  Annotation 2024-02-05 150140.jpg

Research-rich technical conference: 

This three-day exhibition and conference gathers senior military personnel and the defence industry’s leading minds from across the globe. The conference features renowned experts who share the latest research, pilots, case studies and lessons learned in the defence training domain. On day one Lieutenant AlHanouf Al-Thani, Head of Critical Analysis Department at the Qatari Armed Forces will speak on ‘AI in support of media play in wargames’. On day two attendees can hear from Wing Commander Mark Still (RAF) on the subject of distributed synthetic training. On day three Prof Jan Hodicky, (Military and Simulation at NATO HQ) will host a discussion about digital twins. This is just a flavour of the content that is planned. 

The conference topics cover three key areas. Firstly, it will cover ‘Emerging Solutions’. It will discuss and share the latest thinking, trailblazing innovations and new technologies that are increasing training effectiveness and efficacy as the nature of warfare evolves.  

The second topic is ‘Technologies & Architectures’. It focuses on the latest conversations in developing and integrating, executable military and defence training architectures, systems, processes, tools to optimise military system training performance. 

The final topic covers ‘Human Performance’. It explores the nuanced bridge between the data, the human and their interactions with the machine they are training, on the path to greater mission readiness.  

The content is shaped by the IT2EC committee, representing the three key elements – users, industry and academia - of the IT²EC community, the event's technical planning committee provides unique advice to organisers regarding the needs of their constituency and trends in the industry and the research base. 

To view the conference agenda, please visit the event website. 

 Who attends the event? Annotation 2023-12-22 173832.jpgEvery year IT²EC attracts delegates from military, defence media, defence academics and all areas of the defence supply chain, including a variety of end-users with significant purchasing power.  

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Prime manufacturers such as Elbit Systems, L3Harris and Leonardo will exhibit alongside tens of smaller and non-traditional companies. There will be a large UK and US presence at the show in addition to companies from France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden and many more. 

To register to attend the event in ExCeL, London from 9-11 April 2024, register now: