Giveaways VMware Explore Europe

Giveaways at VMware Explore 2022 Europe

Interested in swag and merch? Get ready to add to your collections! 

7 — 10 November 2022 | Barcelona, Spain

There’s one question that is on everyone’s mind, but no one admits to: “So where’s the free stuff going to be at the event this year?”  

Let’s start with the official gear with a full event pass for non-employee attendees: backpack, t-shirt, water bottle (while supplies last)

Be sure to sport your official VMware Explore 2022 T-Shirt! You never know what surprises it may bring you while onsite.
The VMware Explore 2022 Backpack is one of our biggest hits. Multi-purpose, action-packed, and ready for adventure, with pockets for all your needs (while supplies last). Sponsored by NetApp. For those full event pass holders who would like to donate to a cause of choice (Animal Welfare, Climate Action, Disaster Relief, Education, and Gender Equality) in lieu of accepting a backpack may do so onsite through our Global Giving program.
Help us lessen the amount of plastic in circulation, one water bottle at a time. Raise a toast in the VMware Explore 2022 Water Bottle. Sponsored by VMUG.

Check out the other event swag and merch that will be around VMware Explore  

  • Registration Badges and Lanyards 
    • Where: Hall 8.0 Foyer

  • VMware Explore 2022 Tote Bags 
    • Where: Entrances of The Expo. Available to all attendees throughout the week.

  • VMware Trucker Hat  
    • Where: on the VMware Explore 2022 Mobile App or any of the Survey Kiosks in Hall 8.0 Lobby. Complete our survey daily to be entered to win a VMware Trucker Hat.

Event Pins

  • Event Pins:  
    • Official Event Pin – with Rewards Team to hand out to “Alumni” and “Elite” aka Event Loyalists. Where: in the VMware Rewards Lounge in Hall 6.0 — 7.0 Foyer 
    • Community Pins – to be provided to attendees throughout the event. Where: Hall 8.0 VMware Communities & VMTN
  • Speaker Pins
    • Where: For speakers only at Speaker Services in Hall 8.0 Foyer.
  • Meet the Experts Pin
    • Where: For Experts only at the Expert Bar and Expert Roundtables in Hall 8.0.
  • Certification Pins
    • VMware certified customers can come by anytime the Customer Experience and Success Theater (Hall 8.0) or Certification Exam Center (CC5) is open.
  • VMware Explorer Pins
    • Where: VMware Rewards Lounge, Hall 6.0 — 7.0 Foyer.  Signing up for the VMware Rewards program earns you an Explorer lapel pin and a baseball cap!
  • VMware Edge Explorer Lapel Pins 

At VMware Stand #315
  • Where: The Expo, Hall 7.0, VMware Stand #315
    • VMware Cooler – raffle prize for attendees of our in-booth theater sessions
    • VMware Tote Bags – free handout at booth
    • McLaren Signed Racing Helmet raffle.  Attendees can enter to win during VMware CMO Laura Heisman’s fireside chat with Ed Green, McLaren Racing’s Head of Commercial Technology on Tuesday, 8 November, starting at 17:30 CET.
    • LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car. Race to the finish line to be the first to innovate faster in a Multi-Cloud World. 1st place winner from each day of VMware Explore will win the prize!  
      • Compete in the virtual racing game and see how your stats measure up on a digital Leaderboard. Top score each day wins the prize. It is the attendee’s responsibility to check back at the end of the day to see if they are still the high score. Pick up at stand.
F1 Race Car Lego Set
Signed Racing Helmet

  • VMware Cross-Cloud Services Swag
    • What: Explorer black t-shirts plus “Explorer”, and “I ❤ VMware” Stickers
    • Where: Attend the “Explore VMware Cross-Cloud Services” Solution Keynote, Session #2539, Tuesday, 8 Nov. 11:00-12:00 CET in Hall 8.0, Room 28

  • Stick it to the STICKER WALL!
    • Where: VMTN Community and VMware {code} Space, Hall 8.0
    • Our sticker wall will display vExpert, Influencer 100, VMware {code}, VMTN Community, VMUG, VMware Blog stickers, as well as a general VMware Explore sticker for attendees to come by and grab while attending any of our VMTN TechTalks or VMware {code} sessions.  

  • Sticker Sheets  
    • To be provided to attendees throughout the event.
    • Where: at Registration and our community spaces in Hall 8.0 

  • Play the VMware Rewards Passport Game and Earn Prizes
    • Daily raffles drawn Monday-Wednesday for the VMware Rewards Passport game, found in the VMware Explore app. Stop by the VMware Rewards Lounge in Hall 6.0 — 7.0 Foyer to mark off your first stop on the passport and get set up on the game.
    • Raffle prizes include a CamelBak backpack, and portable cooler. First 25 people to finish the game also win a Yeti rambler.

  • VMware “Cloud Verified” Socks and a Beanie for our Cloud Providers
    • If you’re a Cloud Partner, head over to the Partner Lounge in Hall 8.1 and pick up your complimentary Cloud Verified socks and/or beanie (while supplies last!)

  • Odyssey Giveaways (click for more info)
    • Stop by the Odyssey stage, sponsored by Intel, in the Hall 8.0 Foyer of Fira Barcelona Gran Via. Take an Odyssey lab for a chance to earn:
      • Bento Boxes
      • Hammocks
      • T-shirts
      • Stickers
      • Key Rings
  • Odyssey Final Round Tournament Prizes (click for more info)
    • 1st Place Prize – Alienware x17 Gaming Laptop
    • 2nd Place Prize – Sony RX100 VII Shooting Grip Kit
    • 3rd Place Prize – LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon
    • Participate in the Odyssey Tournament for a chance to win.
    • Where: the Odyssey stage, sponsored by Intel, in the Hall 8.0 Foyer of Fira Barcelona Gran Via.
      • Final round tournament happens on Thursday at 10:30.
    • Available Monday – Thursday during Hands-on Labs room hours:
      •  Monday              9:00 — 18:00 
      • Tuesday              11:00 AM — 17:00 
      • Wednesday        9:00 AM — 17:00 
      • Thursday            9:00 AM — 15:00
  • Hands-on Labs Scavenger Hunt (click for more info)
    • Participate in the scavenger hunt in the Hands-on Labs room in Hall 8.0 of Fira Barcelona Gran Via
    • Daily prizes if you correctly complete the days’ tasks and are within the first 10 people to check-in the following day (prizes will not be revealed prior)
    • Grand Prize Raffle – Hands-on Labs Python backpack and Courant Charging Tray
    • When:
      • Tasks available Monday – Wednesday
      • Daily prize check-in Tuesday – Thursday 
      • Grand Prize Raffle drawing on Thursday morning

VMUG Giveaways – Saving the best for last! You’ll have to come onsite for a chance at these giveaways.
Where: Available each day at stand #519 with badge scan in The Expo, Hall 7.0


  • Tuesday – Thursday: Stop by to be drawn by a Professional Caricaturist
  • VMUG Charging Cables
  • VMUG T-Shirts
  • VMUG Pens
  • VMUG Branded Lego Figurines
VMUG T-Shirts
VMUG Branded Lego Figurines

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