With VMworld 2017 fast approaching, the excitement is mounting for the new activities at this year’s conference! Whether this will be your first time (pro tips for first timers) or your tenth time at VMworld, there are always new things to be on the lookout for.

Besides hosting a myriad of workshops, sessions, and customer bootcamps (you can find what you’re looking for in our content catalog), VMworld also has many networking opportunities. Today we’re sharing some of the top areas to join your peers at, and grow your network!


Solutions Exchange
Housing partner booths, lounges and interactive demos, the Solutions Exchange will be your go-to destination during the conference. The perfect area to exchange ideas and information, the Solutions Exchange allows you to explore over 220 companies with ease. While you’re walking the show floor, you can also chat with vExperts and discover new VMware products and product advancements. Swing by this area to see VMware partner booths, kick your feet up at a lounge, catch presentations, and watch demos of the latest technology.

In addition to being the location for technological exploration during the conference, the Solutions Exchange will also be hosting the highly anticipated Welcome Reception and Hall Crawl.

Welcome Reception
You only get one chance at a first impression. Kick off the first night of VMworld the right way, at our Welcome Reception. During this event, attendees will get the low-down on the happenings and events of the upcoming week. Enjoy delicious food and drinks and take this time to get yourself acclimated with fellow VMworld attendees!

Hall Crawl
The Solutions Exchange not only houses our Welcome Reception, but it’s also the location for our famous Hall Crawl. Here, you’ll be able to socialize and network with the industry’s best and brightest. Interested in swag or want to stay updated with the latest technology? Then the Hall Crawl is for you! All attendees are welcome, but innovators, challengers of the status quo always steal the show here.

Mobility Zone
Although VMworld alumni might recall this section as AirWatch Connect, we’re entering a new era with the Mobility Zone! Swing by to network with the industries brightest minds and connect on all things enterprise mobility. This zone will feature over 20 mobility partners on the show floor. Here, we’ll have featured speakers, demos on new technology, and trainings. Want to network with past AirWatch Connect attendees? Look no further! Mobile-loving folks, we’ll see you there.

Fortunately for VMworld attendees, some of the most memorable and educational experiences are made possible by our VMworld sponsors. Keep an eye out for special activities from our Global Diamond sponsors during the show. From opportunities to work on your golf swing, to testing your wits in an escape room, there will be plenty of action you won’t want to miss.

We’re excited to see you at VMworld 2017. Cheers!

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