When and where will VMware Explore 2023 in Barcelona take place? 
VMware Explore will take place in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via, 6 – 9 November 2023. 

What is the address of the Fira Gran Via?
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Carrer del Foc 10
08038 Barcelona

Will there be a digital component offered? 
The VMware Explore team is finalizing plans for the digital component of this year’s event. Check back on this page for updates. We will continue to post recordings from in-person sessions in the VMware Explore Video Library about 24-hours after they are presented. Access to this offering will be free of charge but requires a VMware ID to access. 

What is VMware Explore?
VMware Explore is VMware’s flagship event for all things multi-cloud. VMware Explore aims to facilitate new relationships, inspire learning, and provide hands-on training and access to thought leadership in the multi-cloud space. 

Who should attend VMware Explore?
Those engaged in enterprise applications, cloud architecture, infrastructure, end users, networking and security will be among their peers at VMware Explore as we’re inviting all to help build the new multi-cloud world.  

What is the common language spoken at VMware Explore in Barcelona?

The official language of the event is English, and all general sessions, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs will be presented in English. If you wish to bring a translator, please contact the VMware Explore registration team at vmwareexploreeuregistration@vmware-events.com for more information.

What is the recommended event attire?
Casual to business dress is appropriate. We do recommend dressing in layers as temperatures can vary.

Is there an age minimum to attend?
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend VMware Explore in Barcelona.

What disability accommodations are available?
At VMware, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive event experience for every attendee. If you require an accommodation for a disability, please indicate your requirements on the registration form.

Who do I contact for questions?
Please visit our contact page for more information.

When can I register for VMware Explore in Barcelona?
Registration opens 27 June. Click here to save the registration date to your calendar.  

What are the registration fees for the event?
View the registration pricing page to see the current rate of the Full Event Pass and what is included. Pass prices listed do not include taxes. Registration fees may be subject to Spanish tax at 10%.

Are there any discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for early registration, groups and VMUG Advantage level members. View the registration pricing page for more information.

What payments do you accept for registration?
When registering, you may pay by credit card. Payment must be received to print a badge onsite. 

Is there a deadline for registration?
No, there's no deadline. You can register online through the last day of the event. 

Can I be denied registration for any reason?
VMware reserves the right to deny registration to any individual or entity for any reason, at VMware's sole discretion, including past or present failure to meet VMware's standards of conduct, and also including (but not limited to) engaging in violent, illegal, threatening, or discriminatory conduct.

Can I register for multiple VMware Explore events?
Registration for each event is separate, and you will need to register and pay (if applicable) for each event independently.

Will I need a badge to get in?
Yes, an event badge is required for entry and should be worn at all times. You'll be able to pick up your badge at a VMware Explore registration check-in desk during open registration hours. For security purposes, be prepared to show identification. If you lose your badge, you may show photo identification and have it reprinted at the registration assistance desk for a fee.

Do I need a visa to attend the conference?
There are a few countries that require a visa for entry. We recommend checking in advance with your country's local Spanish consulate for details and requirements. 

How do I obtain a visa invitation letter?
During the registration process, you will be asked if you require a visa letter. In order to request a visa letter from the VMware Explore team, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full name on passport
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number, place and date of issue, and date of expiration
  • Are you a government official? [yes, no]

Visa invitation letters will be submitted for approval for attendees who have requested a letter and have completed registration data for a full conference pass, including payment. Please note that we can only issue visa letters for fully paid attendees and you will need to allow two to three weeks for your embassy to process your request. Visa letter requests will not be accepted after 13 October.

Which hotels are official VMware Explore Barcelona hotels?
The VMware Explore Barcelona hotel list will be available here on 27 June with registration launch. 

Do I need to contact the hotel to book my reservation?
No, when you register online for VMware Explore, you will have an opportunity to request your hotel and provide your check-in and check-out dates. A hotel reservation will be made for you and guaranteed with your credit card. 

If I am not registered for VMware Explore; how do I book my hotel room?
You are free to make your own reservations directly with the hotel of your choice. However, to take advantage of the VMware Explore discounted room rates, you must be registered for VMware Explore and make your hotel arrangements via the VMware Explore booking process.

Do I need to give a credit card to reserve my room?
Yes, a credit card will be needed to confirm your reservation at a designated VMware Explore hotel.

How do I participate in the VMware Explore call for proposals?
Are you passionate about solving today’s multi-cloud challenges? Do you want to share your knowledge on how we can build the multi-cloud future?  If you'd like your voice heard, please complete a submission here to be considered as one of our prestigious speakers. Call for proposals for VMware Explore in Barcelona is open until 24 June. If you have any questions, please contact the VMware Explore Content Team at eventcontent@vmware.com.  

What is the content catalog and when will it be available?
Access to the VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona Content Catalog will be available 11 July 2023. The VMware Explore Content Catalog provides a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and other sessions. Whether you've already registered or are still considering attending VMware Explore, you can use the catalog to check out topics and speakers, and find the sessions that meet your event goals.

How can I access content from past events?  
Visit the VMware Explore Video Library for on-demand content from our VMware Explore 2022 events. You can find most sessions from the past two VMworld events in the VMworld Video Archive. Access is free of charge but requires a VMware ID to view. 

I would like to learn more about 2023 sponsorship opportunities. Who can I contact? 

Please complete this form to contact the sponsorship team.