Prague: The annual ITEC exhibition and conference 2015 will be held at PVA Expo in Prague from 28-30 April. ITEC is an international forum for military training, education and simulation sectors. The event offers a unique perspective of the latest innovations in these sectors and provides visitors with a platform to discuss developments and exchange ideas in this ever evolving market.
Following the decision to host ITEC in Prague, the organisers are working closely with the Czech Ministry of Defence to address the growing global requirement for training and simulation technologies by using the exhibition and conference to showcase the latest innovations from the international modelling, simulation and training (MS&T) sector. General Petr Pavel MA, Chief of the General Staff for the Czech Army and from June 2015, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, will deliver the keynote address at the ITEC conference, which will focus on advancing interoperability between nations and institutions in a globalised world through enhanced training and education.
Gen Pavel has a distinguished and highly decorated military record with the Czech Armed Forces spanning over 30 years. Rising through the ranks as a platoon and company leader in airborne reconnaissance, Gen Pavel worked as a military intelligence officer, commanded a Special Forces brigade and mechanised units, followed by staff positions as a military representative to US CENTCOM and NATO commands. Gen Pavel has also attended the Czech Military Academy in Brno and the Royal College of Defence Studies in London and holds an MA in International Relations from King's College London.