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After the E2EVC XX Rome event, the next one will be in Brussels:
Next event will take place in Brussels, Belgium May 30 – June 1, 2014 in Hotel Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire (same Hotel of the event in 2006)
E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 20 successful events grown to awell-recognized event with over 120 attendees. Those conferences has taken place in cities such as Munich, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris, Nice, Lisbon, Hamburg, Vienna and Rome.
The main goal is to bring the best virtualisation experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualisation vendors product teams and independent experts.
I was really surprised by the kind of event and the quality of the speeches (and the speakers). The agenda and the quality is the first good reason to attend at this event!
The idea to build this event like a community event is also interesting, and the result is more valuable rather than some other vendor events: not technical level is declared on each session (maybe could be useful add this info), but all are really technical and useful.
The second, of course, it the network opportunity with other people and experts. Compared to other events here it’s almost unique due to the heterogeneous mix of all the attendees with different skills and competencies: Citix, Microsoft, VMware experts in a single event (I still hope also a presence from Linux and OpenStack guys in the next edition).
Other pro of this event are criteria on choosing the hotel with reasonable price (in this case the main one is not really cheap, but there is an alternate Hotel really cheaper in same building: ibis Brussels Centre St Catherine), the shuttle service (in Rome I’ve not used but it’s a really good idea), the week-end period of the event really different from other events (that sounds better that doing during the working weekdays).
For this event there are also some extra reasons related to the location: Brussels (and Belgium). This time the event is really in the city downtown and Brussels is really a nice town (not so common, compared to other European place, but really nice). And food is really good and, of course, Belgium beers are awesome!
Here some pictures that I’ve took during my past trip in Brussels:
See also this other opinions:
- Michael Seirer
- Michael Rueefli
- David O’Brien
- Gary McAllister
- Kees Baggerman
- Grant Tiller
- Shane Brennan