Below are some of the testimonials we have received from exhibiting companies and attendees to ITEC 2012.
ITEC 2012 was one of the best ever shows for SAAB Training and Simulation. The event allowed us to introduce a number of new capabilities, which received significant interest from key customers who visited our stand. We are looking forward to joining ITEC in Rome next year.
We come to ITEC to get in front of the European market, but this year we’ve also seen a lot of attendees from Brazil and the Middle East, many of whom have expressed a solid interest in our capabilities. Meggitt is growing its simulation business across Europe, so it is important to solidify relationships with the nation’s T&S community. Based on this year’s show we hope to come to ITEC 2013 in Rome.
The company has really benefited from its appearance at ITEC. We have been approached by some key people during the show, which could lead to some interesting avenues of work.
One of the great positives of ITEC is that it brings representation from a huge amount of NATO and outside-NATO countries. I think there’s going to be a greater premium on interoperability as we move through the next few years; there are already some very good structures within NATO working groups for example, where we can assist each other and perhaps provide that greater degree of collaboration.
The reason I came to ITEC is first and foremost to see new and emerging technologies, to see what we can utilise in NATO and also of course in our own armed forces. Secondly, there are a lot of interesting keynote speeches and addresses that are really interesting in terms of getting the Senior Leaders’ views of our challenges.
For an innovative technology company such as Igloo, ITEC is the one time in the year where we can meet people who have requirements and who seek to fulfil them from a whole range of companies across Europe.
European defence forces are being forced to address budget challenges, and one of the ways to do so is leveraging an increased use of synthetic training. ITEC was once again an ideal venue for CAE to meet with customers and partners, share ideas, and highlight our comprehensive range of capabilities and solutions that can help.
We’re were at ITEC 2012 to display our new second generation LED projectors for the training and simulation industry. ITEC is the quintessential place for us to be in Europe for displaying this technology and these new products. It’s really one of the places where we want to be seen, and it’s where we meet our customers for our products.
We were at ITEC this year showing VBS 2.0, which is our tactical training and mission rehearsal platform. We were very excited to be at ITEC this year; over 20% of the exhibitors are showing VBS 2.0 in one manner or another. We sell VBS 2.0 as an open platform, which means that other companies and militaries can take it and extend it, to meet their specific training needs. We have a number of our partners on the booth showing VBS 2.0 in various capabilities, so it’s all very good.
ITEC is one of the highlights of our training calendar. It represents a great opportunity for us to meet with academia, other industry and the training community to discuss what’s really important in training.
NATO and ACT in particular will play an essential role in ITEC 2013 because it will be an excellent opportunity to bring together Southern European and South Eastern European industry to explain to them the strategy and the road map for modelling and simulation that we are pursuing.