About IT²EC


Advancing technology through training

Held annually, IT²EC is Europe’s primary forum for representatives from across the military, civil sector, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge about simulation, training and education.

The three-day exhibition and conference gathers a broad selection of the industry’s brightest minds from across Europe and further afield. IT²EC provides an ideal platform for organisations to:

  • showcase evolving product and service solutions
  • monitor competitor and collaborator activities
  • evaluate emerging trends and technologies
  • network with new and existing connections
  • discover and shape future initiatives
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The story behind T²

Originally known as ITEC, the event has served the military training community for more than 30 years, witnessing a period of intensive innovation and new product development.

As the event entered its fourth decade, it was the right time for an updated identity which accurately reflects our increasing focus on the technology which underpins current and future training solutions.

So we made a small but significant change. The event is now known as the International Training Technology Exhibition & Conference (IT²EC). 

Don't worry, you can still pronounce it "ITEC"...


Watch this short animation from 2020 which explains IT²EC's new identity.

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Conference Theme

Conference Theme

Take Part

Take Part

Scheduling of the 2023 edition

We are delighted to confirm a return to Rotterdam, a previous host of the event in 2017, and are confident the new timeline will allow us to welcome international attendees to the show. Register your interest to join us.

Join us in 2023 and expect:

  • >75 exhibitors
  • 2,000+ attendees
  • 130 VIPs/delegations
  • 45 nations represented
  • 25% military audience
History of IT²EC >>

History of IT²EC >>

Having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, IT²EC has now entered its fourth decade. The event continues to rotate annually between venues in Western Europe.

In recent years, the brand has extended with two regional conferences MilSim CEE and MilSim Asia.

Previous locations:

  • 1990 – Birmingham, NEC, United Kingdom
  • 1991– Maastricht, MECC, The Netherlands
  • 1992 – Luxembourg, FIR
  • 1993 – London, Wembley Exhibition Centre, United Kingdom
  • 1994 – The Hague, NCC, The Netherlands
  • 1995 – The Hague, NCC, The Netherlands
  • 1996 – The Hague, NCC, The Netherlands
  • 1997 – Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu , Switzerland
  • 1998 – Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu, Switzerland
  • 1999 – The Hague, NCC, The Netherlands
  • 2000 – The Hague, NCC, The Netherlands
  • 2001 – Lille, France
  • 2002 – Lille, France
  • 2003 – London ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2004 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2005 – Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands
  • 2006 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2007 – Cologne, Koelnmesse, Germany
  • 2008 – Stockholm, Stockholmsmassan, Sweden
  • 2009 – Brussels, BrusselExpo, Belgium
  • 2010 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2011 – Cologne, Koelnmesse, Germany
  • 2012 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2013 – Rome, Fiera di Roma, Italy
  • 2014 – Cologne, Koelnmesse, Germany
  • 2015 – Prague, PVA Expo, Czech Republic
  • 2016 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2017 – Rotterdam, Ahoy, The Netherlands
  • 2018 – Stuttgart, Messe, Germany
  • 2019 – Stockholm, Stockholmsmässan, Sweden
  • 2020 – Event postponed
  • 2021 – Event postponed
  • 2022 – London, ExCeL, United Kingdom
  • 2023 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands



  • “IT²EC is such an important event for the military simulation community. From the first contact, to the information passed by email, the way we were received and everything we experienced was incredible. Congratulations on the event and I hope to be present again next year.”
    Alexandre Villarmosa
    Lt Commander, Brazilian Navy
  • “ IT²EC is important for a mixture of reasons. It is a really good engagement platform for customers, partners and suppliers so we can understand where we are going, what we have got right and where we need to improves further into. It also provides visibility of what everyone else is doing.”
    Alison Heminsley
    Simulation & Training Technologist, BAE Systems
  • “DisTec brings together industry from all parts of the world and gives us an opportunity to showcase what we can do and understand more what they can do for us. We met lots of interesting companies.”
    Lucy Mason
    Head of Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), UK MoD
  • “ IT²EC is Europe's most important event in modelling & simulation-based training and education for military, civilian defence and societal security. It raises awareness, conveys knowledge and promotes networking among professionals.”
    Dr Arne Norlander
    LtCol (Retd), CEO, NORSECON AB
  • “The show is successful for us and really great to meet our international customers.”
    Hans Lindgren
    Head of Business Development, Saab