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Networking Opportunities

 IT²EC 2024 - defence training and technology event

Make the most of your visit

As Europe's largest exhibition and technical conference dedicated to defence training and technology, IT²EC offers a range of opportunities to help you maximise your networking potential across the three event days. From booking meetings in a formal setting at the show, to networking at a more informal 'Power Hour', (new for 2024), to joining your colleagues - old and new - for a glass of wine at our more relaxed evening networking reception.

Come and share the experience and see IT²EC from a different view in 2025.


Offsite Networking Evening

Offsite Networking Evening

Join us for an authentic evening at a unique venue in London. Held every year in a prestigious location, this must-attend event is always a highlight of IT²EC.

What's the location for 2025? 

Details of the venue will be revealed to ticket-holders on site. 

So, feel free to ask questions about this unique opportunity at the registration desk onsite.

NEW for 2024: Power Hours

Power hours

Introducing 'Power Hours'. Last year our research showed that attendees wanted more opportunities to meet informally. So we have created some informal networking sessions so that attendees and exhibitors can meet and do business more easily.

For our 2024 event, we had two, one-hour sessions that were held at the following times:

Exhibitors and military: 9 April, 15.30 16.30
SME & PRIME companies:
11 April, 11:00 – 12:00 

MeetMe Platform

MeetMe platform

MeetMe, our online platform to book meetings offers a unique opportunity for attendees to network with industry professionals, potential clients, and colleagues. 

All of our leading defence training technology suppliers, and senior military and government leaders will be on this platform, providing you with a key engagement opportunity. 

New networking sessions are planned for the event this year. Information will be shared with registered visitors. What are the top benefits it offers?

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Exhibitor Drinks Reception

Exhibitor Drinks Reception

Accompany us on the IT²EC 2025 exhibition show floor where we welcome attendees to join our exhibiting companies for some informal drinks at the end of day two.

In contrast to the offsite networking evening, this reception is held on the exhibition floor after the event closes for the day. Not only does this opportunity prove to be a great way to build new contacts but also the perfect way to carry conversations from the day into the evening. Interested in sponsoring the reception?

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“IT²EC 2023 was an insightful experience. Bringing together some of the brightest and most innovative minds from all over the world, to share knowledge, ideas, and experience.”

- Sanjay Khetia, Director UK & EMEA, PLEXSYS Interface Products

Get everyone talking about your company

As our networking events provide attendees with a relaxed environment to build connections and carry on conversations into the evening, it offers the perfect opportunity to highlight your brand's presence.

Already an exhibitor? We have a range of brand activation opportunities to help you increase your visibility and give your business a competitive edge.

Find our more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Meet the undersea defence technology community

UDT 2025, a Clarion Defence and Security portfolio event for the undersea defence technology community will be hosted alongside IT²EC.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to meet senior government and military officials and key technology suppliers from the wider defence community and grow your business network.