KEY THEMES ITEC is the leading European military training and simulation show, the core theme of ITEC revolves around training, simulation and education. From modelling, disaster management, cyber security, e-learning, mobile technologies, serious games, competence based training and visual display products, ITEC presents the full spectrum of the training, simulation and education sectors. Additional themes for ITEC 2018 include: Advanced Engineering Simulation and design plays a vital role in the delivery of new and improved capabilities for the armed forces. The importance of understanding how to determine any design, manufacturing or operating issues ahead of production can significantly reduce the cost of delivery downstream. As the world continues to embark within the realm of ‘industry 4.0’ the development of simulation, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, big data and high performance computing has meant that a large amount of risk and uncertainty can be removed from the through life engineering process. ITEC 2018 advanced engineering content will focus around the importance of the technologies and processes which can enable High Value Design and how better use of these technologies can aid the both industry and customer to produce a better quality product at a lower cost with less risk. Stuttgart is an engineering hub of Germany with many major automotive and engineering companies headquartering in the city. Within both the conference and the exhibition, ITEC will be showcasing the latest developments within High Value Design from various industries to promote the significance and cost saving opportunities that it holds.