Sep 14, 2021

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The DATACENTRE.ME (DCME) Team has been running successful events for the Data Centre industry since September 2013 with an unexpected break from face to face (F2F) events during the global pandemic!

With the exciting return to our F2F networking events on the 21st September 2021, we have been inundated with requests to attend our end user networking events so we feel that this is an excellent time to explain the principles behind how we run these events and who qualifies for a “golden ticket”.

We follow a robust qualification process that enables us to offer end user-focused events of the highest calibre possible and where the vendor presence is limited.  We present a thorough registration form, asking for clarification of many pertinent details during the registration / qualification process.  This registration process enables us to gather the necessary information required to qualify registrants.

It is a very simple equation: Our event sponsors support these events financially, and, in return, we invite qualifying industry professionals to attend free of charge as our guests in the hope that they may find some synergy and end up working with each other.  Complimentary food & drink is provided on the evening which adds to the high-end experience and allows our VIP guests to enjoy an evening of senior-level networking in a relaxed & comfortable environment.  Our guests very much appreciate the fact that we limit the vendor presence and our sponsors enjoy the high calibre of guests in attendance, benefitting from relatively few competitors for the duration of the event.  These are all reasons why our events are so popular with end users and sponsors alike.

What are the types of companies & job titles that DO qualify
to attend our F2F end user events?

C-level professionals and those in other senior management positions are invited to attend our events including Technical, Operations & Procurement roles

Decision-makers or high-level influencers within their organisations

Individuals from consultancies and other relevant companies that we class as “vendor-neutral”

Those who have the potential to work with all or several of our event sponsors by way of procurement or specification of products and / or services.

“End Users” of the future.  Based on an ever-increasing number of requests and feedback from our industry contacts, we’ve started making a conscious effort to encourage our end user guests to bring an “end user of the future” to our events which we feel will help a lot of rising stars in the industry as they are just setting out on their career path.  This might be a graduate engineer or someone in a junior operations or procurement role for example. but does not include anyone in our excluded lists further down this page unfortunately.

Types of Companies

  • Data Centre Owners
  • Data Centre Operators
  • Main Contractors
  • Design & Build Firms
  • Architects
  • Vendor-neutral Cost Consultancies
  • Vendor-neutral M&E Installers
  • Vendor-neutral M&E Consultancies
  • Banks & other Financial Institutions
  • Large Law Firms
  • Independent Consultancies
  • Blue Chip Organisations
  • Enterprises

Job Titles

  • CEO / CIO / CTO / COO / CFO
  • MD / Senior Level Director
  • Partner / Associate
  • Procurement Director / Manager
  • Technical Director / Manager
  • Project Director / Manager
  • Head of Cost Planning
  • Construction Director
  • Architect
  • Senior / Chief Engineer
  • Cost Consultant
  • Senior Consultant
  • Data Centre Manager


What are the types of companies & job titles that DO NOT qualify
for a free ticket to attend our F2F end user / DCME VIRTUAL events?

Types of companies that are excluded from attending our events (unless sponsoring)

  • Manufacturers
  • Vendors
  • Distributors
  • Resellers
  • Event Organisers
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • PR Agencies

Job titles that are excluded from attending our events (unless sponsoring)

  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • PA / Secretary
  • Trainees
  • Students
  • Any other junior roles


What if I make an individual request?

Unless an individual qualifies for an end user ticket or works for a company that is a DCME event or website sponsor, we are unfortunately unable to allow attendance to our end user events.

Allowing vendors to attend our end user events would quite rightly upset our event sponsors and compromise the quality of the event.  Attendee numbers would be affected and, as we limit the number of total guests, any additional vendors would result in a reduction in the number of end user guests we would be able to invite.  This would directly impact the event statistics, our reputation and jeopardise our whole business model.  Additionally, it causes a great deal of embarrassment & upset (on both sides!) when we have to say no.

We thank all our industry friends & associates for their continued support as well as their kind respect & understanding of this most delicate of situations.

Am I able to purchase a vendor ticket to attend a DCME F2F end user event?

We do not sell tickets to attend our F2F end user networking events to anyone other than DCME website sponsors. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule, so anyone that doesn’t qualify for a complimentary ticket must sign up to sponsor our website and / or the event if they wish to attend.

By the same token, we are unfortunately unable to sell or release extra tickets for website & event sponsors outside of their agreed allowance.

Am I able to purchase a vendor ticket to attend a DCME VIRTUAL online event?

Yes.  Vendor tickets are available for purchase to our online events.  Please refer to the individual event page(s).

In conclusion

If you do not fit our end user ticket qualification criteria but would still like to attend one of our events, then we invite you to contact the DATACENTRE.ME team for a no-obligation chat to discuss affordable sponsorship options.  Please log an enquiry on our contact us page here and one of the team will get in touch.

Visit the Events Calendar

Register for End-User Event

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Caroline Hitchins, Owner & Founder, DATACENTRE.ME