This year’s ITEC conference and exhibition (London, 18-20 May 2010) will feature a broad mix of companies from the global training and simulation community, including several first time exhibitors and a number of companies returning after an absence of some years.
First time exhibitors are not limited to smaller companies using ITEC to emphasise their innovative approach to the market. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe will be showcasing its training capabilities in air traffic management as well as other domains, building on recent contract awards in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Further down the supply chain, Szenaris GmbH will be exhibiting its distance learning and virtual reality solutions for the first time in its own right, since emerging from the training and simulation division of Ray Sono AG (a long time supporter of ITEC) in 2009. Turkey’s Havelsan will be exhibiting for the first time, taking the opportunity to profile its wide range of flight simulators and weapons systems trainers, including electronic warfare training.
An equally visible sign of continuing support for the conference is the number of companies returning to active participation in the event after an absence of some years. Industry giant Thales is actively involved in ITEC 2010, as is Rheinmetall, both companies having been absent from recent ITECs. Meggitt Training Systems also makes a return to ITEC this year.
PDM Training Solutions (PDM TS), will be exhibiting for the first time at the show. Some companies will be highlighting significant contract events and progress since their last appearance at the conference. Metrix UK, the UK Ministry of Defence’s preferred partner for the massive Defence Training Rationalisation Package 1 (DTR) contract, which aims to recast technical training for the entire British armed forces, will be at ExCeL in May for its first ITEC presence since 2007.