Social and Networking Activities

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

Lunch and Learn

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 discussions offer a fresh perspective on the issues that everyone is talking about at Cisco Live.


Please note: This is a free, walk-in event for Main Conference pass and IT Management pass attendees taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the event. Pre-registration is not required. Seating and lunch are based on availability, 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.


World of Solutions Reception

Meet and relax with your colleagues and Cisco partners on Wednesday evening at the World of Solutions reception. This is an opportunity for you to continue networking with your peers, as well as spend some time with our exhibitors and explore the Cisco Campus. Drinks 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!

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors