What is Partner Day at VMworld?
Previously, VMworld held a separate event called PEX, Partner Exchange, to engage and train VMware partners. Now, they have integrated into the VMworld conference, taking place on the days previous to the conference start.
Partner Day is Saturday and Sunday, with partner bootcamps running on the first day, and then partner specific sessions on Sunday before the kickoff of VMworld.
Who should attend?
If you work for a partner, you are the target audience. Customers are not permitted into this event.
Why should I attend?
In short – knowledge. There are many bootcamps available on the first day, 13 in fact, that covers a range of topics from EUC, NSX, to Automation. Most of the bootcamps also serve as training to take an associated VTSP exam. On the second day, various sessions exist for partners, ranging from sales to technical for it’s audience. So, no matter what position you have within a partner organization, you will have session geared to your role.
Sunday also includes a general session, with CEO Pat Gelsinger,
What if I’m not a partner?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to attend.
Where can I find additional information?
The official information can all be found here: https://www.vmworld.com/en/us/programs/partner-exchange.html