Why are we co-locating?


2 Communities, 1 City

Following a popular co-location in 2019, AOC EW Europe will once again be held alongside IT²EC, on 25-27 May 2021 in Seville. Attendees will be permitted to access the exhibition areas of both events.

This will be the event's first venture to Spain. With well-established international trading and travel networks, the Andalusian capital was deemed a fitting host city choice. 

Co-Location Seville

Why Seville?

As one of the top 10 largest defence spenders in NATO, with exciting opportunities across all domains, Spain has an ambitious defence modernisation programme - cited as the ‘defence industry's finest hour’ by politicians.

With ever greater demand placed on platforms, the EW systems of the future must be able to operate in a complex, multi-domain and multi-national environment. This makes 2021 an ideal time to take the event to Spain for the first time.

  • "Key players from the international EW community will convene in Seville in May 2021 alongside the synthetic community to discuss future strategic initiatives and capability areas for investment over the next 10 years."
    Steve Baker
    Head of VIP Engagement, Clarion Events
  • "The AOC is looking forward to our next EW Europe event, taking place in Seville. The Iberian Peninsula is home to many EW experts from industry, academia and the military, so the city is a great choice for the EW community to get together in 2021.”
    Sue Robertson
    International Region 1 Director, AOC

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation

Why are we co-locating?

2019's co-location in Stockholm demonstrated that our audience benefited from hosting both shows in the same location. Of total participants, almost half attended both IT²EC and EW Europe, while an enhanced business case helped to attract a greater number of VIP delegations.

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We listened to your feedback

In our post-show survey, a clear majority were in favour of co-locating the events again in the future. While both brands will continue to retain their individual identities, we predict exhibitors and visitors alike will benefit from exploring the synergies offered by both exhibitions.

2019 post-show report >>

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About IT²EC

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.

With a goal of advancing training through technology, the exhibition and conference gathers a broad selection of the industry’s brightest minds.

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