By the CNCF Marketing Committee + CNCF Staff

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 is just days away, and with more than 10,000 folks attending, this event is the Cloud Native community’s largest in Europe to date. Networking is one of the most valuable aspects of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon – the hallway track and curated experiences, like the new Open Space SessionsKubeCrawl + CloudNativefest, sponsored by GitPod, and the EmpowerUs Breakfast, sponsored by Intel, are well-known for bringing people together over coffee, chance encounters, and a shared love of all things cloud native.

While networking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon presents plenty of opportunities, its sheer size makes it a challenge to navigate – just how do you manage to fit it all in? And where should you go to meet and network with folks who share similar interests, or work on the same projects?

Help is at hand! The CNCF Marketing Committee has pooled its collective knowledge into these hot tips to help you make the most of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon networking experience:

Plan ahead

Find the best spots to network

Timing isn’t everything 

Practice Self-care 

As many folx are traveling to Amsterdam for the first time, we also want to remind you of some basic safety tips:

We can’t wait to see you in person! If you are looking for another way to connect with the CNCF marketing team, we invite you to keep the conversation going by attending marketing office hours (details here). See you soon!