NORFOLK, VA – The International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference 2023 is scheduled for April 24th-26th, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This year’s conference themes emphasize military priorities of the Alliance, including the transformation and modernization of the Military Instrument of Power.
With participants from government, military, industry, and academia, Europe’s largest International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference focuses on accelerating simulation and training for the Alliance and global partners. By enhancing multi-domain operational capabilities, accelerating training for multidisciplinary collaboration, and integrating across all defence sectors, the International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference will help improve military and non-military capabilities for the Alliance and its global partners.
This year’s Conference will focus on NATO and the changing requirements of the Alliance – largely driven by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, as well as the growing threats to security and democracy from China. Themes will include Human Performance, Technologies and Architecture, and Emerging Solutions. These topics are structured around the central initiative of improving military training across NATO.
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation is the Alliance’s Warfare Development Command, which is responsible for increasing Alliance-wide military, understanding of the global security environment, as well as transformational modernization of the Military Instrument of Power. NATO recently finalized the accession of Finland and hopes to finalize the accession of Sweden before the NATO Summit in Vilnius in July. Successful integration of these new member nations will require the ongoing transformation of training, synchronization, and interoperable capabilities.
The International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference is part of the Clarion portfolio, which includes defence and security events such as the Global Special Operations Forces Symposium – Europe, Defence and Systems Equipment International in both London and Japan, as well as the Undersea Defence Technology conference. Collaborative industry conferences cover a wide range of topics and include multinational delegations that combine nations, industry, and academia together for increased innovation and transformation.
Multi-Domain Operations, Deterrence and Defence, and Better Understanding are top priorities for Allied Command Transformation. Conferences such as the International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference increase experimentation and collaboration between industry, academia, and nations, which enables Allied Command Transformation to better understand and shape the environment for the defence of the Alliance.