Official Evening Events

Welcome Reception

When: 17:00 – 19:00 on Tuesday, 7 November
Where: The Expo, Hall 7.0

Kick off your VMware Explore experience at the welcome reception in The Expo. Get your first look at the show floor, network with fellow attendees in a fun atmosphere, pick up some new swag, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks.

Hall Crawl

When: 17:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday, 8 November
Where: The Expo, Hall 7.0

The hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors and exhibitors in The Expo. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some swag, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor stands.

The Party

When: 19:00 – 21:00 on Wednesday, 8 November
Where: Hall 4.0

Work hard, play hard. The Party is our must-attend event. Plan to enjoy some food, drinks, games and, of course, great music from Manic Street Preachers.

VMware Explore Essentials

Meet the Experts

Stop by Hall 8.0 to have a 1:1 discussion with a VMware product engineer at the expert bar and get all your questions answered. No appointment needed.


Join roundtables to interact directly in a small group setting with subject matter experts who have deep, hands-on experience and will whiteboard answers to tough challenges and provide best-practice advice.

Hands-on Labs

Dive headfirst into the world of cutting-edge VMware products and solutions. With our expert-led workshops, interactive labs, and production-quality VMware TestDrive demos, you'll get hands-on experience with the full VMware portfolio of products. Get full access to the subject matter experts who create the labs from scratch to ask questions or deep dive into VMware solutions.

Certification Exams

Your full event pass purchase allows you to add VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exam vouchers during registration at a 50 percent discount (exams must be taken onsite during VMware Explore Barcelona).

VMware certifications validate your skills and demonstrate your ability in data center virtualization, network virtualization, cloud management and automation, end-user computing, security, and application modernization.

The Expo

Visit The Expo to explore the latest products and solutions from sponsors and exhibitors. While there, be sure to head to the VMware stand where you can learn more about the latest offerings, attend our in-stand theater presentations, and get your questions answered by product specialists.

The Hub

The Hub welcomes all attendees to relax, recharge, network and learn. Join us to connect and explore unique content throughout VMware communities. An interactive, centralized location you won’t want to miss! 

The Meeting Center

The Meeting Center offers private meeting rooms for customers and partners to connect with subject matter experts from the VMware team. Contact your VMware representative for more information.

Focused Programs

Learn more about the unique programming VMware Explore has to offer.