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VMworld 2016 Europe – What to Know Before You Go

We’re less than a week away from the virtualization event of the year! If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get to Barcelona for VMworld 2016 Europe! To help you out, we’ve outline a few things that will be helpful to know before you go to VMworld!


Fira Barcelona Gran Via

North Entrance – Hall 8.0

Carrer del Foc, 30

08038 Barcelona

Click here to download a .pdf version of the venue map.


Badge Pickup

You’ll be able to pick up your conference badge at Registration, located in Hall 8 Foyer (North Entrance).


Conference Shuttles

Conference shuttle service will be available between the airport and Fira Barcelona Gran Via on Sunday and Monday, and from Fira Barcelona Gran Via on Thursday.


Shuttle Schedule*


*shuttle hours of operation are subject to change 

From airport to Fira Barcelona Gran Via

  • Sunday (every 30 minutes): 15:45 – 19:30
  • Monday (every 30 minutes): 09:00 – 18:30

From Fira Barcelona Gran Via to airport:

  • Thursday (continuous service): 12:00 – 18:00

Shuttle Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

  • Airport: T1 and T2 (look for staff with placards)
  • Fira Barcelona Gran Via: North Entrance

Schedule Snapshot

Date Registration VMvillage Solutions Exchange
Sunday, 16 October 16:00 – 20:00 n/a n/a
Monday, 17 October 07:00 – 19:30 08:00 – 18:00 n/a
Tuesday, 18 October 07:00 – 19:30 10:30 – 18:30 10:30 – 19:30
Wednesday, 19 October 08:00 – 18:00 10:30 – 19:00 10:30 – 19:00
Thursday, 20 October 08:00 – 16:00 09:00 – 16:00 10:30 – 14:30

To see the full VMworld schedule, please visit our Agenda page.

Personalize Your Schedule

At VMworld 2016 Europe, you have the option to personalize your schedule using the Schedule Builder feature in the Content Catalog or our Mobile App.

As a reminder, reserving your seat does not guarantee your seat in the event of a late arrival. Breakout Sessions are opened up to all attendees five minutes before the designated start time and those waiting in line are given priority.

Mobile App

The VMworld 2016 Europe Mobile App is available for iOS and Android. Your go-to resource to keep up with what’s happening and get daily highlights, you’ll also be able to get information on breakout sessions, labs and exhibitors. Learn more about the Mobile App by clicking here.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play today!

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Solutions Exchange

The VMworld Solutions Exchange features the latest products and solutions from over 130 sponsors and exhibitors.

At VMworld 2016 Europe, it also hosts 2 popular VMworld events – the VMworld Welcome Reception and the Hall Crawl.


Meals and Food Service

There will be a cash concession available on Monday, 17 October. Please note: These purchases are not included in your VMworld registration.


On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, VMworld attendee meals will be served in three main locations:

  • Hall 8.0
  • Hall 8.1
  • Hall 7.0


Food services options will include light refreshments, pre-packed lunches, hot and cold “grab and go” lunches, and a hot and cold buffet.


Location Tuesday, 18 October Wednesday, 19 October Thursday, 20 October
Hall 8.0 11:00 – 17:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
11:00 – 17:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
09:00 – 16:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Packed lunch
Hall 8.1 09:00 – 18:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
09:00 – 18:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
09:00 – 16:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold “grab and go” lunch
Hall 7.0 10:30 – 17:00
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch
10:30 – 16:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch
10:30 – 14:30
Refreshments12:00 – 14:00
Hot and cold buffet lunch

VMware Booth

VMware Booth

We invite you to join partners and VMware employees at the VMware Booth, V209 in the Solutions Exchange.


Learn more about our cutting-edge solutions from VMware product experts as well as how VMware enables partners and customers with the tools they need to succeed.


Social & Community

Join in on the VMworld conversation by connecting with our social communities at VMworld 2016. Visit the Social and Communities page on VMworld.com to learn more about how you can get engaged.


You’ll also want to stop by the VMvillage, where you’ll find our Hands-on Labs, blogger tables (with all the ameneties you need), and Community Tech Talk Theater (by #vBrownBag). Here, you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to socialize with fellow VMworld attendees or to have a quiet conversation in the Hang Space.


VMworld Customer Appreciation Party

Wednesday, 19 October

19:00 – 22:00

Join us for an evening of high-energy celebration at the VMworld 2016 Customer Appreciation Party! Full-conference pass holders will be treated to an epic musical performance by an internationally recognized recording artist, all while enjoying food, drinks, and socializing into the night.

VMware Training and Certification: Save 25% – 50%

VMworld 2016 offers training and certification programs to help you build the skills and experience to design, deploy, and operate your VMware platform and evolve your organization. Take advantage of special training and certification offers at VMworld, including 25% off our On-Demand courses and 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams. For more details, visit the VMworld Europe Training & Certification page.

We’ll see you in Barcelona!

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VMworld 2016 – What to Know Before You Go

We can now count down the days to VMworld on one hand – it’s right around the corner! Before you get to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, we’ve gathered some bits of information that will be helpful on your VMworld journey to be_TOMORROW.


VMworld will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119

Phone: 702-632-7777


Event Logistics

Badge Pick-up
Attendees pick up their badge at the Registration Booth, located at Bayside B, Level 1 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.


On-site Registration

Haven’t registered for VMworld yet – no problem! On-site registration is available at the rate of $2,195.


Conference Shuttles

Conference shuttle service will be offered from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Shuttle Schedule:

  • Saturday (every 30 minutes): 6:30am-7pm
  • Sunday-Wednesday (every 15 minutes) 6:30am-10:30am, 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday (every 15 minutes): 6:30am-10:30am, 1:00pm-4pm

Shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations:

  • Shark Reef Shuttle Entrance, Mandalay Bay – Level 1
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena Entrance


Mobile App

The VMworld Mobile App is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

This app offers attendees an easy way to access event and personal information with ease. Create and view your personalized schedule, watch breakout session recordings on-demand, get express badge check-in, plus much more.


Session Surveys 

On the VMworld Mobile App, please remember to take the session surveys available to you! These surveys provide important feedback about your VMworld experience and help us curate content for our future events.

For each survey you complete, you will be entered into our daily drawings. Monday through Thursday, we will draw once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once end of day. Winners will receive up to $100 for the VMware Store!


Solutions Exchange

VMware Booth

Every year at VMworld, one of the main attractions is the Solutions Exchange!

At the Solutions Exchange, we invite you to visit the VMware Booth (#1245), where you’ll be able to learn more about the cutting-edge solutions we have to offer, as well as how VMware enables partners and customers with the tools they need to succeed. In addition to having technical experts on the floor, there will also be continuous theater presentations during the hours of the Solutions Exchange.

Below is just a list of some of the topics and solutions you’ll find at the VMware Booth:

  • Software-Defined Data Center
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Management
  • Networking and Security
  • Software-Defined Storage and Business Continuity
  • Virtualizing Applications
  • VMware Trust and Assurance
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • vCloud Air and the vCloud Air Network
  • End User Computing, including AirWatch
  • Cloud Native Applications

Also at the VMware booth, there will be a dedicated area where you’ll be able to discover some customer success stories of businesses that utilize VMware technologies. For more information please visit http://www.vmware.com/radius/impact.

The Office of the CTO will also be present at this year’s VMware Booth, showcasing new VMware innovations. This is also a chance for attendees to contribute their ideas for what they would like to see in future product releases.


Social & Community

At the VMvillage, we encourage you to join the VMworld social conversation by connecting with our social communities at VMworld! Fully stocked with a vlogging station, offering self-service video and podcasts, as well as blogger tables with every amenity, you’ll discover a number of opportunities to connect with your fellow attendees.

Visit the Social and Communities pages on VMworld.com, as well as the space within the VMvillage for more info.


VMworld Customer Appreciation Party 

Wednesday, August 30th


Las Vegas Motor Speedway


The VMworld Customer Appreciation Party is putting you in the driver’s seat. Taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, all full-conference pass holders are invited to join in on the fun of pace car rides, VR racing games, remote control car races, and much more.

For more details on the VMworld Customer Appreciation Party, click here.

Have a question about VMworld? Tweet us at @VMworld, or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMworld.

We’ll see you in Las Vegas! be_TOMORROW!