Have you heard of Eurovision? The annual song contest is based on each European country selecting one musical group to represent their nation, then the winners are chosen by popular vote. Much like Eurovision, VMworld brings together 92 different nationalities to share their newest endeavors (in technology and sometimes air guitar abilities). Based on the idea of attendee diversity and some friendly competition, we thought it would be interesting to rank the top 10 European countries represented at VMworld 2014 Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
We found it interesting to compare last year’s attendance to see any changes. This year the top 5 countries by percentage include: UK (15.13%), Germany (13.35%), Netherlands (6.77%), Switzerland (4.55%) and Sweden (4.23%). The rankings were fairly different in 2013, when the top 5 countries by percentage were: UK (13.79%), Germany (11.78%), Netherlands (6.24%), Spain (6.10%) and France (5.90%), followed by Sweden, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Russia. Some new countries this year in attendance include: Aland Islands, Armenia, New Caledonia, and Reunion Island.
Hope you enjoyed these statistics and will follow along as we continue to track the top 10 countries attending VMworld 2014 Europe. Excited to meet all attendees in less than 30 days in Barcelona! Try these sites for more information on travel, 3-day agenda, training and certification, networking, and sessions or Hands-On Labs.
Follow these channels for regional updates:
United Kingdom: https://twitter.com/VMware_UK
South Africa: https://twitter.com/vmware_sa
Latin America: https://twitter.com/vmware_latam
Middle East: https://twitter.com/VMware_ME
Check out the “Official” Music Video from VMworld 2013 Europe
Cheers! Fins Aviat! Hasta Pronto!