At VMworld, attending our exciting sessions is only half the fun. There are also plenty of opportunities to socialize, network, meet new friends, hang out and let loose.


The Solutions Exchange is an incredible showcase for VMworld sponsors and exhibitors, but it also plays host to two highly anticipated events: our welcome reception and our hall crawl.


Welcome Reception

Join your fellow VMworld attendees Tuesday evening (17:30 - 19:30) in the Solutions Exchange to celebrate in style with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and camaraderie. Explore vendor offerings, discover the new technologies on display, and get to know each other in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Hall Crawl

Always a highlight at VMworld, the hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors and exhibitors in the Solutions Exchange.

Join us Wednesday evening from 17:00 - 19:00 to take part in giveaways and contests, pick up some free promotional items, view demos, get in-depth product information and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks.


VMvillage is the heart of VMworld. A hub of activity and excitement, VMvillage is a space for you to explore, relax and play games, meet and network with other attendees, discover VMware programs and much more. 

Charge Up or Power Down

The Hang Space is an oasis of calm inside the excitement of VMworld. Stop by to rest your feet, catch up on email or charge up your phone. Enjoy quiet conversations or lively debates – all without missing a minute of VMworld thanks to our big screens.

Social & Community

VMvillage is headquarters for a wide range of social and community activities. In addition to your real-time social interaction with other VMworld-goers, you can share your VMworld experience with your followers – we make it easy with a vlogging station offering self-service video and podcasts and blogger tables with every amenity.


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Games and Recreation

If you need some play time, this is the place for you! A wide variety of recreational games and pastimes are available for those with a competitive nature. Team up with other attendees or find a one-on-one matchup to test your skills.

Meeting Spaces

Need a room? We can help with that. VMvillage offers drop-in, flexible meeting space for attendees to connect with VMware subject matter experts and each other. You can make same-day reservations for non-consecutive, one-hour blocks. 


No matter where your interests lie, VMvillage features a multitude of special-interest lounge spaces. Here’s where you’ll find the VMware Partner Lounge, the VMware Customer Advocacy lounge, the VMTN lounge and other dedicated program areas. 

VMware Store

No visit to VMworld is complete without some souvenirs! Stop by the VMware store to pick up a mug, wearable, or other memento. Or choose from a selection of popular and niche books to feed your brain or tickle your fancy.


Celebrate at VMworld

Work hard, play hard! The VMworld Customer Appreciation Party is always a high point of the VMworld experience. It’s a great chance for attendees to get together and decompress over some food, drinks and fun – and, of course, great music.

This year, we're excited to feature Kaiser Chiefs as our special musical guest. The party takes place Wednesday night at Fira Gran Via, Hall 4.0, from 19:00 - 22:00. Hope to see you there!


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VMworld always offers many fun ways to connect with other attendees. From sponsored get-togethers to unofficial meetups and outings organized by the VMworld community, you’ll find plenty of options for spending time with friends or making new ones.

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VMworld Gatherings

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