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WHD.GLOBAL

March 25 – 31, 2017
Europa-Park | Rust | Germany

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6,500+

ATTENDEES

120+

hosting.SESSIONs

84

COUNTRIES

2,500+

COMPANIES

7,000l+

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WHAT IS WorldHostingDays?

WorldHostingDays is the global event series for the cloud services and internet infrastructure industries. The main event is WHD.global, a week-long festival that happens annually in Germany. It’s where leaders come together to understand how all digital technologies fit together to shape our current world and our future.

WorldHostingDays has been around since 2003 and was originally focused on the hosting industry. Over the years, attendees have come from a wider range of fields, and the hosting industry itself has needed to adopt a more robust array of technologies. With its unique programming and atmosphere, WHD.global is now the main global event for cloud services and internet infrastructure. It features more than 120 presentations and 200 exhibitors that bring you the most cutting-edge digital innovations, and topics spanning the entire range of digital technology and culture.


WHD.global

WHD.global is a seven-day festival celebrating digital technology and online creativity. More than 6,500 attendees come to WHD.global, located at Germany’s largest theme park, Europa-Park, to gain a clear picture of cloud services and internet infrastructure. It’s the world’s largest event of its kind.

Now in its 13th year, WHD.global has always been a fun an engaging event that’s been essential in helping attendees understand how all digital technologies shape our world. This year, we have must-see presentations and exhibits, a full schedule of activities and huge musical acts. It’s all happening in Rust, Germany, at Europa-Park from March 25 to 31, 2017. You can’t miss this event!

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WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

WE UNITE WEB PROS ALL IN ONE PLACE

Attendees Span the Entire Industry and Beyond: Our attendees come from industries spanning hosting and cloud services (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), carriers and infrastructure providers, VARs and systems integrators, ISPs and telecoms, domain registrars and registries, ISVs and many others. WHD.global provides a vendor-neutral environment where attendees can take their business and understanding to the next level.

WHD.global IS UNIQUE AND FUN

Europa-Park is Germany’s largest theme park. It’s the perfect venue for getting to know new contacts and developing friendships. It can also host high-profile live musical performances for thousands of attendees.

Unlike typical industry conferences, we can promise you a fun and original experience that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before

THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO BE

WHD.global brings together hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest technologies, insightful keynotes by leading voices in technology, an agenda full of exciting activities, and thousands of potential customers, peers and technology leaders.

This is a full week of innovation, opportunity, and fun – you won’t want to miss a thing!

GENERAL OVERVIEW

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SPEAKERS

Wilfredo Sotolongo

VP & GMLenovo Data Center Group

Wilfredo Sotolongo

VP & GMLenovo Data Center Group
Wilfredo Sotolongo has been the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Data Center Group, since October 1st, 2014.  In this role, he is responsible for global sales and customer satisfaction, including development, deployment and execution of an efficient go-to-market model.  On March 2nd, 2015, Mr. Sotolongo’s role was extended to lead the EMEA DCG Team as Vice President & General Manager for EMEA Data Center Group.  Wilfredo continues to support DCG WW Sales; however the majority of his time is spent working with the DCG EMEA team.  Mr. Sotolongo previously led IBM’s worldwide x86 sales organization and for the last 10 years focused exclusively on leading sales teams developing x86 client solutions.

Dr. Thomas Fischer

Principal IT Architectnoris network

Dr. Thomas Fischer

Principal IT Architectnoris network
Dr. Thomas Fischer is working as Principal IT Architect at the noris network AG and is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His current interest focuses on agile transformation as well as scalable and energy efficient architectures for cloud environments. He experimented with agile methods at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Additionally he focused on research for software architectures in the field of distributed high performance middleware. Besides his research efforts he gained industry experience by designing scalable IT Systems and founding a startup for small business IT consulting.

JJ Jager

SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & SalesAcronis

JJ Jager

SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & SalesAcronis
 

Mladen Maras

Director of Application Development DivisionCOMBIS

Mladen Maras

Director of Application Development DivisionCOMBIS
Mladen Maras is Head of Application Development Division in Combis, a leading system integrator in Adriatics, according to IDC. He is one of the leading experts for cloud technologies and has been developing cloud solutions for more than a decade now, and has participated in numerous successful cloud projects, both in Croatia and Adriatics. Mladen has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering; he continuously perfects himself through expert educations, is the author of several published professional papers and a carrier of many expert certificates. When not “in the cloud” he spends his time in outsmarting his chess player friends, but also enjoys boxing.

Tjebbe de Winter

Managing DirectorDell EMC

Tjebbe de Winter

Managing DirectorDell EMC
 

Raj Ramchandani

General Manager, Cloud ProductsAccelerite

Raj Ramchandani

General Manager, Cloud ProductsAccelerite
Raj Ramchandani is General Manager of Cloud Platform and Services business unit at Accelerite. Raj has over 20 years of technology experience and has worked with large enterprises including Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Cisco. he also founded CumuLogic, a enterprise cloud services company. Raj has spent over 10 years on cloud computing technologies and also lead product management for Sun Cloud, Oracle PaaS and Cisco Container Platform.

John Zanni

CMO SVP Channel and Cloud StrategyAcronis

John Zanni

CMO SVP Channel and Cloud StrategyAcronis
John is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing, communications and channel strategy for data protection provider Acronis. He is also responsible for the strategy and growth of Acronis’ channel and cloud business. Previously, John was Service Providers CMO at cross-platform solution provider Parallels. In this role, John led the company’s global service provider marketing function, spanning the full service provider channel. Prior to joining Parallels, John was general manager of the Worldwide Software plus Services Industry team for the Communications Sector at Microsoft, responsible for driving the strategy for Microsoft’s hoster Cloud business. Prior to Microsoft, John spent 12 years running a small business. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematical Physics from California State University Northridge.

Robert Hoffmann

CEO1&1 Internet SE

Robert Hoffmann

CEO1&1 Internet SE
Robert Hoffmann has been the CEO of United Internet’s business applications business, 1&1 Internet, since 2012 and a member of the management board of United Internet since 2013. Under his leadership the company successfully launched Europe’s most successful website builder, 1&1 MyWebsite, the innovative and market-leading cloud server line and successfully expanded the 1&1 portfolio to Online Marketing and productivity with partners like Open-Xchange, uberall and ePages. The company has also risen to be the European leader in new top level domains. Under his leadership the company acquired Arsys in Spain, home.pl in Poland and entered into a strategic partnership with Warburg Pincus, supporting a potential future IPO of 1&1 Internet SE. Robert Hoffmann has been a member of the management board of 1&1 since 2006, responsible for the Access division. There he successfully transformed the company’s DSL business model from reselling to unbundled access, integrated freenet’s DSL business, expanded the business to mobile internet with the 1&1 All-Net-Flat and developed Germany’s leading video streaming service maxdome in a joint venture with Pro7Sat1Media. Since May 2008, Robert Hoffmann has also acted as the speaker of the management board of 1&1 Internet AG. Prior to joining United Internet and 1&1 in 2006, Robert held various executive positions at Vodafone/Arcor until 1998. Before that, spent five years running his own business, Hoffmann Distributions-Technik, importing vending machines from the USA and Spain. Mr. Hoffmann earned his degree in business administration from the University of Cologne in 1994.
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Rust, Germany

RECOMMENDED HOTELS

Most of the nearby hotels are now fully booked. If you need accommodation throughout the entire event days, there is still space at the Euro and Highway hotels. From there, we will arrange a free shuttle service to the event location. For the nights of March 26th, 27th and 30th, there are still rooms available in the Europa Park hotels including the Bell Rock and Colosseo.

Alternatively, you can book your accommodation via booking.com:
Click here to check hotels in Rust
Click here to check hotels in Offenburg*

* The closest ICE train station to Europa-Park is located in Offenburg. From there, there will be a free WHD shuttle between Europa-Park and Offenburg until 7 pm. If you want to attend our social events in the evening, you will need to take a taxi.

City Hotel Union

Prices from €99 per night
Open from March 27-31, 2017

The City Union Hotel offers comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. It is located in Offenburg, just a 5-minute walk to the closest ICE train station to Europa-Park. From there, we operate a free shuttle service to Europa-Park until 7 pm (taxi service is available thereafter).

City Hotel Union

Prices from €99 per night
Open from March 27-31, 2017

The City Union Hotel offers comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. It is located in Offenburg, just a 5-minute walk to the closest ICE train station to Europa-Park. From there, we operate a free shuttle service to Europa-Park until 7 pm (taxi service is available thereafter).

CategoryPrice per night
Standard Room (1 guest)
Standard Room (2 guests)

Euro Hotel

Prices from €99 per night
Open from March 26-31, 2017

The Euro-Hotel in Kappel-Grafenhausen is just off the A5 motorway is a 10-minute drive from Europa Park. Look forward to a warm welcome in the form of comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and satellite TV.

Euro Hotel

Prices from €99 per night
Open from March 26-31, 2017

The Euro-Hotel in Kappel-Grafenhausen is just off the A5 motorway is a 10-minute drive from Europa Park. Look forward to a warm welcome in the form of comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and satellite TV.

CategoryPrice per night
Standard Room (1 guest)99 €
Standard Room (2 guests)149 €

Highway Hotel

Prices from €119 per night
Open from March 26-31, 2017

Located in Herbolzheim, the Highway Hotel offers comfortable and quiet rooms with private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Late check-in is available, and you can also enjoy the free sauna and steam room, and a 24-hour cocktail bar.

Highway Hotel

Prices from €119 per night
Open from March 26-31, 2017

Located in Herbolzheim, the Highway Hotel offers comfortable and quiet rooms with private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Late check-in is available, and you can also enjoy the free sauna and steam room, and a 24-hour cocktail bar.

CategoryPrice per night
Standard Room (1 guest)119 €
Standard Room (2 guest)169 €
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EVENT PASSES

Two different types of attendee passes are available. A Standard Pass includes all the options your guests will need for a successful WHD visit. VIP Passes are the most coveted all-access passes to WHD.global and provide exclusive benefits that create additional value and loyalty.

WHD partners can invite people to participate in the event at no cost through special promotion codes.
Please contact one of our WHD partners in order to get further information about free ticket codes.

Standard Pass

  • Valid for the whole event
  • Entrance to main.FORUM, hosting.SESSIONs and hosting.FAIR
  • Catering, incl. lunch and coffee breaks
  • Come2Gather
  • ConneXion Party
  • BierFest
  • Event bag with WHD documentation
  • Free shuttle from Offenburg to Rust and from Rust to Offenburg
  • WHD Connect (up to 5 contacts)

EUR 349.00

VIP Pass

All benefits of standard admission, plus:

  • VIP status with a distinctive badge
  • VIP Event admission
  • VIP personal concierge to assist with any need
  • „Special lunch restaurant with gourmet catering
  • Increased WHD Connect usage (up to 15)
  • VIP treatment at all event hotels
  • Access to VIP Lounge

EUR 999.00