We are excited to announce a new, standalone technical enablement event created in response to partner feedback: EMPOWER 2018 Global Conference. This event will replace the previous Partner Exchange @ VMworld program. 


EMPOWER 2018 will take place April 16-19 in Atlanta, GA and will offer VMware technical partners an unsurpassed opportunity to advance their knowledge on deploying VMware solutions for customers. The conference will feature experts from around the globe who will deep-dive into three days of technical training ranging from design to delivery of VMware solutions. 


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And watch this space for more details about our partner programming at VMworld 2018 US.

EMPOWER 2018 Global Conference

Discover EMPOWER 2018, VMware's new technical enablement event for partners.


The Technical Account Manager (TAM) Customer Day is a one-day, invitation-only customer event that includes a blend of business and technical sessions to address top IT and business challenges. As a TAM customer, you can take advantage of this opportunity to interact directly with VMware experts and leaders while you gain insight into VMware best practices, planning and strategies.

Throughout VMworld you’ll have access to TAM Customer Central, an area designated exclusively for our TAM customers. There you’ll be able to network with VMware experts and other TAM customers, participate in interactive, deep-dive roundtables and gain access to inside information not available elsewhere.


The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration and events. With more than 120,000 members worldwide, VMUG is the largest organization for virtualization users.

There will be several VMUG activities onsite at VMworld. To learn more about the VMware User Group community, visit the VMUG website and follow VMUG on Twitter. Membership is free, so sign up and connect with us today!

VMUG Advantage subscribers receive a discount on VMworld registration. Learn more now about the VMUG Advantage program.


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Gain the technical skills to accelerate your success with exclusive access to VMware applications and discounts on training, certifications, VMworld registration and more!

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Are you a VMworld regular? If so, you may qualify to enjoy the benefits of our VMworld Alumni program. If you’ve registered for at least two VMworld events between 2013 and 2017 as a full-conference pass attendee, as verified by your account’s registration history, you’ll receive a discount on full-conference registration for VMworld 2018.

You’ll also get exclusive access to the VMworld Alumni Lounge all week at VMworld, where you can relax, recharge and socialize with fellow alumni. We’ll also show our appreciation for your continued support of VMworld with a free gift.

And congratulations to our Alumni Elite members, who have attended VMworld every year since its inception! This dedicated group receives a free VMworld pass for life, as long as they continue to attend annually.