ABOUT VFORUM 2017

What is vFORUM 2017?
vFORUM 2017 is the largest, local Security, Mobility and Cloud IT industry event of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.
Hosted by VMware, vFORUM 2017 is where you'll find the knowledge and tools you will need to leverage virtualization and the cloud to deliver truly transformative business results.
vFORUM 2017 offers attendees informative Keynote and Breakout Sessions plus access to a wealth of technology partners to discuss virtualization best practices, the transformation in security, empowering the digital workspace, building a private cloud, leveraging the public cloud, managing desktops as a service, virtualizing enterprise applications and more.

Who attends vFORUM 2017?
vFORUM attracts over 6000 registrations annually. They are a mix of IT technical professionals and business decision-makers from organisations of all sizes, representing a wide range of industries.

When will vFORUM 2017 take place?
vFORUM 2017 will be held on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Where will vFORUM take place?
The International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour.

How to get to ICC at Darling Harbour?
The ICC is situated at Darling Harbour, only 10 minutes walk from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the Airport. The venues are easily accessible by car, light rail and other public transport. There is ample parking on site.

Hotels are plentiful near ICC at Darling Harbour.


What is the recommended conference attire?
Casual to business dress is appropriate.

Is there an email contact for questions?
Yes, you can send general questions to transform@vmware.com

Do I have to pay to come to the event?
vFORUM 2017 General Admission passes are FREE of charge on Thursday 2 November and includes all sessions including the VMware Keynote, VMware and partner breakout sessions and access to the Marketplace.

TechDay@vFORUM on Thursday 2 November requires a pass priced at $605 incl GST.

vFORUM 2017 agenda will cover:
VMware Keynote featuring our VMware Global Executives Sanjay Poonen - COO, Customer Operations, Bruce Davie - VP & CTO and Alister Dias - VP & MD

Breakout sessions designed to help you Realize What's PossibleTM:

  • Technical and Business sessions
  • Partner sessions
  • Activations

TechDay@vFORUM dedicated Deep Dive sessions will be available only pass holders and cover our strategic priorities of:
  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Transform Security
  • Modernize Your Data Centers
  • Empower Your Digital Workspace

At vFORUM, you can:
  • Hear from VMware executives and industry experts on what matters most in IT today, and what's coming next
  • Network with your peers, the VMware partner ecosystem and IT movers and shakers - a "who's who" in digital business
  • Discover new and emerging product breakthroughs, best practices and case studies
  • Gain direct, take-to-the-bank experience in our TechDay@FORUM Deep Dive sessions

PRICING – TechDay@vFORUM 2017

General Admission FREE
Standard $605.00 ea inc. GST
2-5 Tickets $605.00 ea inc. GST
6-9 Tickets $544.50 ea inc. GST
10+ Tickets   $514.25 ea inc. GST

Purchase six or more registration passes at the same time to automatically receive a discount per registration. You must purchase the passes using one credit card in a single transaction.

Alumni
A discount of 10% off the prevailing rate is offered to individuals who have attended 2+ vFORUM events as a paid attendee.

This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or group pass purchases.

Use your PSO credits for Tech Day @ vFORUM.
Contact Karin MacDonald for more information. 

FAQs – vFORUM 2017

What payments do you accept for TechDay@vFORUM registration? 
When registering, you may pay by credit card, check, or bank deposit (for groups). Payment must be received to print a conference badge on-site. 

What is included in the TechDay@vFORUM registration fee? 
Your TechDay@vFORUM registration fee entitles you to the following:

  • All General Admission sessions
  • Exclusive TechDay@vFORUM breakout sessions with deep dive technical content
  • vFORUM Marketplace access
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Admission to the vFORUM party
Is there a deadline for registration? 
No, you can register online until the last day of the conference.

Can I be denied registration for any reason?
VMware reserves the right to deny registration to any individual or entity for any reason, at VMware's sole discretion, including past or present failure to meet VMware's standards of conduct, and also including (but not limited to) engaging in violent, illegal, threatening or discriminatory conduct. 

CONFERENCE ACCESS
Will I need a badge to get in? 
Yes, a conference badge is required for entry into the conference and should be worn at all times. Please pick up your badge at the registration desk during open registration hours. For security purposes, be prepared to show identification. If you lose your badge, you may show photo identification and have it reprinted at a registration check-in desk.

MEALS
What special dietary requirements are accommodated with the meals at vFORUM? 
Limited vegetarian options are available at all conference-related meal functions. 


SESSIONS
Can I get copies of the material presented at the conference? 
Yes, the presentations will be posted after vFORUM 2017. Please note that only those sessions that are pre-approved for publication are made available online.