Social and Networking Activities

Don’t miss these opportunities for networking with your peers during your time at Cisco Live.

Cisco Live Bookstore

Come and visit the Cisco Live Bookstore in the Library (Meeting Village, Hall 8.1), where we have displayed a range of bestselling – and some brand new – titles for you to browse through.


Take advantage of our exclusive discount offer – click here to get 50% off all Cisco Press books.


Exclusive to Cisco Live 2018 delegates – includes pre-orders for not yet published titles! (For a limited time only – offer expires February 9, 2018 – terms and conditions apply)


Cisco Press is an imprint of Pearson.

Tech Circles

At Cisco Live, lunch is more than just a time to refuel and recharge. It’s also an opportunity to interact and engage with Cisco experts and your peers in group discussions focusing on the technical topics of your choice. Lunch and Learn sessions have evolved into our new and exciting ‘Tech Circle’ sessions. The new format offers a deep dive and lively discussions on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live.


Please note: This is a free event for Main Conference and IT Management Program pass attendees taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday during the event. Pre-registration is required and sessions are available to book via Schedule Builder. Lunch will be provided as part of the session! Seating and lunch are based on availability and places are limited, so arrive early.

NetVet Program

NetVets play a unique role in the Cisco Live community. As long-time attendees of Cisco Live events, NetVets have a unique perspective – one that is valued by both Cisco and by fellow attendees. As an appreciation for your continued support of Cisco Live, we offer several exclusive benefits to this select group of networking professionals.


To be eligible for NetVet status you will need to have attended at least three previous Cisco Live events globally on a Main Conference or IT Management pass in the last five years (i.e. from 2013 to 2017 inclusive)*.


Along with recognition of your loyalty to Cisco, you’ll also enjoy special benefits that can enhance your Cisco Live experience.


Benefits Include:


  • Access to our NetVet Lounge where daily refreshments will be served.
  • Exclusive NetVet gift and pin.
  • Your name in lights at the Keynote session as you and other NetVets are acknowledged on a rotating screen credit.
  • Access to Schedule Builder one week earlier.


* CCIE status must be current to qualify as a CCIE NetVet. The NetVet program is open to Cisco customers only, employees are not eligible.


How to register as a NetVet:


The Cisco Live event registration tool will automatically identify your NetVet status and qualification. If the system is not recognizing your NetVet status, you will need to provide our Registration Support with proof of attendance to three Cisco Live events in the past five years. If you have questions about your status, please contact our Registration Support:


Phone: +44 20 3868 5247

CCIE/DE Program

As a valued CCIE Certified Professional attending Cisco Live 2018, Barcelona, you can enjoy special benefits during the event*. With special CCIE sessions and an exclusive CCIE social event, you are also entitled to:


  • Discounted Main Conference pass or IT Management Program pass.
  • Access to a lounge reserved exclusively for CCIE delegates.
  • CCIE Badge recognition enabling everyone to acknowledge your CCIE status.
  • A special gift which will be distributed to active CCIEs in the CCIE Lounge.
  • Access to Schedule Builder one week earlier.
  • Access the Content Catalog to view the CCIE Recommended Sessions listing.
  • Visit the Cisco Certifications and Training booth in the World of Solutions.


To qualify to participate in the CCIE/DE program, you must have a valid CCIE/DE certification. Should your CCIE/DE certification expire after registration and before your attendance at the event, you will no longer be eligible to receive CCIE/DE benefits at Cisco Live 2018, Barcelona until you have re-recertified.


How to register as a CCIE/DE:


To receive CCIE/DE benefits and the discounted Main Conference pass or IT Management Program pass, enter your CCIE/DE registration number during the registration process. Your CCIE/DE Certification will be checked and validated. If your CCIE/DE number is no longer valid or has expired, you will be contacted by our Registration Support to request you recertify, otherwise your registration will revert to a standard Main Conference pass or IT Management Program pass, and your CCIE/DE discount will no longer apply. If you have questions about your status, please contact our Registration Support at:


Phone: +44 20 3868 5247

Social Events

You, our attendees, have told us time and again that one of the most valuable aspects of Cisco Live is the opportunity to network with your peers. There is no better way to do that than to take time to celebrate and enjoy the here and now. Cisco Live offers ample opportunities to have some fun, recharge your batteries, and get to know your fellow attendees outside of the classroom.



Join us for a #CLEURsocial on Monday evening in the Social Media Central. It’s an opportunity to meet up with your peers and the Cisco Live social media team. We’d love to see you there!


World of Solutions Welcome Reception

Connect with your fellow attendees and Cisco partners in the World of Solutions. Have some fun, explore partner booths, and visit the Cisco Campus to see our latest products and services. Food and drinks will be provided.



Meet and relax with your colleagues and Cisco partners on Wednesday evening at our Reception. This is an opportunity for you to continue networking with your peers, as well as spending some time with our exhibitors, exploring the Cisco Campus and experiencing what the Hub has to offer. Food and snacks will be provided.


The Customer Appreciation Event

Join us on Thursday evening for food, drinks, live music and performances. Special guest performers for the evening are yet to be announced, so stay tuned!