VMware Partner Exchange 2012

<update December 9> The early bird discount has been extended for a couple of weeks. This will save you $ 400,-
link to Content Catalog added 

VMware Partner Exchange 2012 (PEX2012) will be held in Las Vegas from February 13 till February 16. This event is for VMware Partners only. It is a kind of VMworld with lots of breakout sessions with technical information but also sessions for sales and marketing. Here you will learn about the VMware roadmap and how to sell the solutions.

-Visionary general sessions from VMware executives and roadmaps outlining the future of the IT industry and VMware solutions and programs
-Over 175 breakout sessions covering everything from selling strategies to technical deep dives covering topics tailored to your specific business needs (Session information coming soon)
An overview of the sessions can be seen at the Content Catalog.
-Plus, with more than 20 scenario-based Hands-on Labs, over 10 special pre-conference boot camps (some free), 75+ exhibitors and unlimited networking opportunities you will walk away with the knowledge and connections to extend and grow your business in the coming year.

David Davis of Trainsignal has written a good overview of whats happening at Partner Exchange and had some tips on not-to-be missed breakout sessions.

Pre conference workshops
Expand your knowledge and save thousands of dollars in special Pre-Conference Boot Camps. View the current schedule and book your spot today as space is limited. These are from February 11-13.

Boot Camp Number of Days Cost
vCloud Director 1.5
Deploy and Manage
3-Day
(Saturday, February 11 – Monday, February 13)
$899 USD
VMware vSphere:
Design Workshop
3-Day
(Saturday, February 11 – Monday, February 13)
$899 USD
 
VMware vSphere:
What’s New
1-Day
(Sunday, February 12 or Monday, February 13)
$399 USD
VCDX Preparation Workshop 1/2-Day
(Saturday, February 11 either Morning OR Afternoon)
$149 USD

Ten reasons why to attend here.
Don’t Miss VMware Partner Exchange: Early Bird Rate Ends 12/21 and More

See the session content of Duncan Epping session and recommended sessions here. 
See the session content of Chris Colotti session and his recommended sessions here

Registration can be done here.
What are the costs?

Registration Type Available Fee
Early-Bird Through December 16, 2011 $1,195 USD
Standard December 17, 2011 – February 10, 2012 $1,495 USD
On-site February 11 – 16, 2012 $1,595 USD
Alumni Discount Off above rates $100 USD

Learn of VMware’s plans for the coming year at Partner Exchange, the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure event for VMware Partners.
Conference topics include:
-Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization Management
-Services
-Cloud Application Platform
-End-User Computing
-Sales, Marketing and Partner Programs
-C-Level Selling
-Emerging Products
-Technology Exchange (Roadmap Sessions and Developer Integrations)
-Vertical Segments (SMB, Government/Federal, Healthcare, SLED and Financial)

You will gain insights on how to effectively identify customer needs, network with other partners, VMware experts and executives, and walk away with go-to-market selling strategies that enable you to accelerate your business.

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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