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#VMwareExplore 2022 Europe - List of Parties and Gatherings


VMware Explore US is in the bag, as they say.  We had quite a few vendors come together to spring for some fantastic parties and gatherings outside of the show itself, keeping the masses happy and entertained. 

Now, we have VMware Explore Europe coming up.  Who will step up to the plate to create some type of party or gathering to entertain attendees? VMware Explore Europe will take place in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via, November 7 - 10, 2022.

NOTE: Most events will require you to take some type of signup action in order to attend.  Yes, even if the event is free.  They need to do that in order to take a proper head count or know when to shut things down if the list grows too big.  These things are generally first come, first served.  So if you are interested, I suggest you sign up if you are available before it is too late.  And also take note, some of these parties may be invitation only or you might have to meet some other requirement in order to sign up / attend.

If I'm missing an event, contact me or send me a Tweet (@vmblog) and I'll get it added.


** Updated 11/03/22 **

vRockstar 2022 VMware Explore Barcelona

WHEN: Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 @ 8:30 PM 

Location: Soho House Barcelona - Plaça Del Duc De Medinaceli, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

This venue is great for networking and a really unique #vRockstar experience with the usual drinks and fun!  This year will be its 10th year of awesomness. Join Patrick Redknap, Jesus Escolar, Gareth Edwards and team to kick off VMware Explore in style.

Sponsored by: Veeam, Cohesity, Exelerys, VMUG, 10Zig, Runecast, Commvault, Progress and Comdivision.

Please note that they have been known to reach capacity quickly. A ticket does not guarantee entry. Attendees should arrive early.

Cost: Free.  First ticket release is on 21 Sept. @ 1pm GMT+2

** SOLD OUT **


VCDX Workshop at VMware Explore Europe 


WHEN: Monday, November 7 @ 1:00 - 5:00 PM 

Location: Fira Barcelona Gran Via Carrer del Foc 10 08038 Barcelona Spain

Do not miss this content-rich workshop featuring the opportunity to hear from VCDX experts, network with other candidates, learn about the process and what to expect on your journey to becoming a VCDX, and get a chance to practice with real-time feedback..

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.



WHEN: Monday, November 7 @ 8:00 PM 

Location: TBD




- YOU MUST BE 18+.

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.


vExpert vBeers Meet Up

WHEN: Monday, November 7 @ 7:00 PM 

Location: The Wild Rover Irish Pub, Carrer de Santa Mònica, 2, 08001 Barcelona

Cost: Bring Your Own Wallet


CONVERGED User Group Meeting at VMware Explore Europe

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 @ 8:30 PM 

Location: Moco Museum Barcelona - c / Montcada 25, 08003 Barcelona, SP

The CONVERGED User Group is excited to return in person to VMware Explore! We invite you to join us for one of our most anticipated meetings of the year! Topic and speaker details coming soon! Spots are limited, so remember to register!

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.


Veeam's Legendary VMware Explore Europe Party 2022

Veeam Legendary Party 
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM 

Location: Pacha Barcelona 2 Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas 08005 Barcelona Spain

Join Tuesday night for Veeam's Legendary VMware Explore Party!  This is sure to be Veeam's MOST LEGENDARY VMware Explore party yet! 

There will be shuttle buses at 7:00 from VMware Explore Venue to the Party.


  • VMware Explore 2022 Badge is required for entrance and will be scanned at the door
  • Must be 21+ years of age with ID (Passport required for international guests)
  • Each attendee must register separately
  • No bags will be allowed in
  • Spouses will only be permitted to enter if they have a VMware Explore badge
  • Occupancy is limited so that admittance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.


NetApp VIP Happy Hour

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM 

Location: Marina Port Vell, Venue: Crew Lounge, Moll de la Barceloneta, 1, 08039 Barcelona

Say yes to an exclusive invitation to fun, fresh connections and your roadmap to multicloud success. NetApp is hosting a VIP Happy Hour on November 8, and you’re invited.

Enjoy some great music, appetizers, and a drink from the bar while kicking back and catching up with other NetApp customers and partners.

NetApp helps you get the most out of your VMware workloads. Stop by for a night in the cloud to learn more.


Your VMware Explore badge is required at check-in at the VIP Happy Hour.

**Please be aware that a limited number of spots is available. First come, first serve.

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.


INFINIDAT Legendary Moments

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 @ 6:30 PM 

Location: Hotel Arts Barcelona, Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, 08005 Barcelona

Catch up with the people behind Infinidat’s legendary enterprise storage solutions while mingling with business partners and peers from all over the world in an intimate environment. Join us at Marina Sunset Lounge Bar for breathtaking views of the port and a luxurious culinary experience headed by Michelin star chef Conrado Tromp.

You’ll be greeted with drinks and canapes on the scenic terrace, followed by dinner featuring sustainable, local and seasonal produce. Enjoy the open bar and cozy dance floor with the DJ spinning 80s/90s/00s jams!

Cost: Free.

Learn more and Register.


VMware Explore Hall Crawl


WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Location: VMware Explore Expo

The hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors and exhibitors in The Expo. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some swag, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor booths.
Cost: Free with event pass. Badges required.


Exclusive EUC Afterparty hosted by IGEL, ControlUp and LGE


WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 9:30pm - 1:00am 

Location: Club OCAÑA, Plaza Reial 13-15, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Warm up at The VMware Explore Party and then join us at Club OCAÑA, situated in the famous Gothic Quarter of Barcelona to continue the party.

Just 15 taxi minutes away from the Fira, we, along with ControlUp and LGE will be your hosts at what promises to be a Dazzling EUC Afterparty and night to remember.

Have some drinks, relax, or throw some moves on the dancefloor, whilst enjoying the party alongside your EUC community peers.

Numbers are strictly limited, so don’t miss out, register today.

Cost: Free with event pass. Badges required.

Official VMware Explore Europe Party


WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Location: Hall 6.0, Fira Gran Via

Work hard, play hard. The Party is our must-attend event. An exciting evening of local food and drinks accompanied by some great entertainment! An outstanding networking opportunity not to be missed. Rock out with live music with SimpleMinds to wrap-up the event!
Cost: Free with a full event pass only. Badges will be scanned at the door.



Published Monday, September 19, 2022 10:36 AM by David Marshall
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