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

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

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 should I know before I arrive onsite?
View the Plan Your Experience page for important logistical information and for details on the VMware Explore mobile app.

Will there be an online offering?
Yes, there will be a live broadcast for the General Session on Tuesday, 7 November from 09:00 to 10:00 CET. This live broadcast is free to attend and will be streamed through the VMware Explore website. You can see more information and sign up for reminders on the Broadcast page.

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.

What sustainability efforts are made for VMware Explore?
At VMware Explore, we are furthering VMware’s journey to net zero by partnering with forward-thinking organizations that share our commitment to environmental sustainability. Learn more on the Sustainability page.

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

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%. Click here for a copy of the VAT registration certificate.

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 can 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 can 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.

What event shuttles are provided for VMware Explore Barcelona?
Visit the Plan Your Experience page for full information. VMware Explore will provide airport shuttle service on select days and shuttles to central Barcelona after The Party on Wednesday evening.

There are no shuttles between the hotels and the Fira Gran Via. To get to the venue you can take the Metro to either Fira (L9) station (8-minute walk) or Foc (L10) station (6-minute walk). Metro cards will be available at the Swag Station on a first-come, first-served basis.

Which hotels are official VMware Explore Barcelona hotels?
Limited AvailabilityThe VMware Explore hotel block is nearly sold out. If rooms are not available for your desired dates, please contact the hotel directly or use a third-party booking platform.

View the list of hotels to choose from while attending VMware Explore Barcelona. These hotels have been chosen with convenience and budgetary requirements in mind to best fit your needs. To secure a room at the event rate, make your hotel arrangements via the VMware Explore booking tool after you complete registration. You are also free to make your own reservations directly with the hotel of your choice if you would like to book outside of the VMware Explore hotel block.

Do I need to contact the hotel to book my reservation in the VMware Explore room block?
When you register online for VMware Explore, you will have an opportunity to request your hotel room in the event room block and provide your check-in and check-out dates. A hotel reservation will be made for you and guaranteed with your credit card. If rooms are not available for your desired dates, please contact the hotel directly or use a third-party booking platform.

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.

What special dietary requirements are accommodated for event-provided meals?
If you have any special dietary requests, please be sure to inform us during the registration process. Limited vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at most event-related meal functions.

What meals are provided?
The following attendee meals and refreshments are included with your purchase of a full event pass:

  • Monday: light refreshments (cash concessions will be available on-site)
  • Tuesday: lunch and light appetizers at welcome reception 
  • Wednesday: lunch, refreshments at the hall crawl and food stations at the party
  • Thursday: lunch

What is the content catalog?
Begin marking your favorite sessions and building your schedule in the VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona Content Catalog today. The 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 content catalog to check out topics and speakers, and find the sessions that meet your event goals.

Can I preregister for sessions?
Yes! If you have completed your registration and payment for VMware Explore, you can preregister for sessions and begin building out your personal schedule for the week. Because breakout sessions can fill up quickly, we advise preregistering at your earliest convenience.

Can I get copies of the material presented at the event?
Yes, most presentations will be posted after VMware Explore. Please note that only those sessions that are pre-approved for publication are made available online.

What sessions will be broadcast live?
There will be a live broadcast for the General Session on Tuesday, 7 November from 09:00 to 10:00 CET. This live broadcast is free to attend and will be streamed through the VMware Explore website. You can see more information and sign up for reminders on the Broadcast page.

How can I access content from past events? 
Visit the VMware Explore Video Library for on-demand content from VMware Explore events. VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona on-demand content will be added to the library by Friday, 10 November. You can view VMworld 2021 sessions 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.