WHD.global is a week-long festival that celebrates the global phenomenon of hosting and cloud technology along with the websites and services that have changed our lives for the better. While WoldHostingDays hosts events all over the world, WHD.global is designed to bring industry leaders together each year in Germany to understand how all these digital technologies fit together to shape our world.
Where does WHD.global take place?
WHD.global 2017 is located at Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park. The park sits in the charming German town of Rust just across the Rhine River from France and about 90 km south of the Swiss border. There is easy freeway access and fast train service from the major airports in Basel, Switzerland and both Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany.
How do I get to and from WHD.global?
Frankfurt Airport is the closest international airport. From there, you can continue your journey with Deutsche Bahn to Offenburg train station (approx. 90 minutes), where there’s a free WHD Shuttle taking you directly to WHD.global. During your registration, you will be able to purchase a train ticket from all over Germany to Offenburg at a reduced rate. Please check our website for more info: http://worldhostingdays.com/global/location/#traveldirections
WHD.global is an international event located in Germany, what if I don’t speak the language?
No problem! WHD.global includes people from six continents and more than eighty countries, but the international language of technology is English. So the official language of WHD.global is English and you will find that most of our attendees speak English as a first or second language. You will do fine.
What kind of people will I meet?
WHD.global has grown to be the largest event focused on hosting, cloud, and internet. It draws people from all over the industry — from hardware and data center companies, to hosting service providers, to application developers and content creators. Whether you are a seasoned internet professional or someone who wants to get a start in the business, you will meet people who have a passion for what this amazing technology can do for all of us.
Why does WHD.global last an entire week?
Great question! The short answer is because people want it to. Once you see for yourself all of the incredible sessions, celebrity keynotes, social events, late night talks, entertainments, workshops, and activities you will understand that filling five days is easy!
What happens on Saturday and Sunday — the two days before WHD.global?
The only official event going on beforehand is the WHD.hackathon — coders from all over the world gather to solve technical challenges and create new hosting features in a timed event. Informally, some partners and attendees arrive early to get a jump start on networking and preparing for WHD.global.
Do I have to stay for the entire week?
No. But come for as long as you can — you won’t want to miss a thing.
Why is WHD.global located in an amusement park?
We don’t just talk about technology, we celebrate it! We know that the best way to meet new people and understand each other is by having fun together. And our conference has grown so much over the last thirteen years that the current home of WHD.global — Europa-Park —is one of the few places with the hotel capacity, infrastructure, and quality catering facilities to support out effort.
This is an amusement park, so what about the rides?
We think that there is no better way to break the ice with a new customer or business contact than screaming side-by-side on one of Europa-Park’s incredible thrill rides! That’s why we have arranged for the biggest and fastest rides to be open and free to ride for all attendees of WHD.global 2017. The following attractions will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the lunch period: Silver Star, Matterhorn-Blitz, Schweitzer Bob-Bahn, Euro-Tower, Euro Sat, BlueFire, and Wodan.
Am I allowed to bring my children?
No. All WorldHostingDays events are for hosting and cloud professionals. Children are not allowed to attend.
I would like to attend. How do I get a registration code?
You can purchase a ticket online, but it’s easy to get a free registration code from one of our WHD.global partners. WHD partners can invite people to attend at no cost by using special promotion codes. You can contact any one of the hundreds of partners listed on our site to get one.
If you want help arranging to receive a free promo code or being introduced to one of our partners, just send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s included in a Standard Pass?
Your Standard Pass includes access to the hosting.FAIR, all conference and sessions, as well as premium catering during all event days for lunch, snacks, and coffee breaks. And you will find that there are enough receptions, dinners, parties, and catered social events to fill up most evenings. You probably won’t have to purchase a separate meal unless you want to. Most evenings wine, beer, and cocktails are also served at the many events.
What’s included in a VIP Pass?
The VIP Pass includes all benefits of Standard Pass, plus:
VIP status with a distinctive badge
Highly coveted admission to the VIP Gala
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
Are all VIPs able to attend the VIP Event?
The special VIP Event is reserved for those who requested it when they registered to attend. Space is limited and the event is very popular, so only those VIPs who have pre-registered for the VIP Event will be able to attend. If you want help, just let us know.
Where can I book my hotel accommodations for this event?
I have registered but I would like to modify my contact details and make an additional booking. Is it possible?
Of course! You will be able to modify your contact details and make additional bookings by logging into the MyWHDProfile account that you create during registration.
I am already registered but I have now received a VIP code … can I upgrade to VIP?
Yes, just login to your MyWHDProfile and enter your code to upgrade to VIP. Need help? Just ask!
I have registered but I have not received any email confirmation or invoice. Can you help?
You will be able to resend your email confirmation or download your WHD.global invoices by returning to your MyWHDProfile account.
I need a Visa for this event. Can you help?
At the end of the online registration process, you will be able to download a Visa invitation letter to attend WHD.global 2017. If you have other questions, let us know.
Will you send the event documentation before the event?
Yes, we will send your registration documents to you by air mail prior to the event (only Europe and USA).
I don’t have my badge. What should I do?
If you lose or do not receive your badge before the event we can create a new one for you on site. Just stop by the WHD.global registration desk located at the main entrance and we’ll be happy to help.
My plans have changed and now I can't attend WHD.global. Do I get a refund?
All bookings and hotel reservations are final and cannot be canceled. However, you are welcome to transfer your participation or hotel booking to someone else.
Can I get the attendee list?
Due to data protection laws in Germany, we are unable to distribute any attendee lists. However, if you register for WHD.global, you will be able to use WHD Connect which will allow you to see and contact other participants. This tool will be available two weeks prior to the event.
How do I become a partner and help sponsor WHD.global?
Do I have to sponsor in order to be able to speak or give a presentation?
Yes. All regular presentation sessions are reserved for WHD.global partners. Keynote speakers are by invitation only. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact our Sales Team at: email@example.com