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The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, where the world’s top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. Through an unparalleled intersection of Gartner analysts, industry experts, peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Hear what last year's attendee had to say

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is specifically designed for:
Roles Include:
  • Corporate-wide CIOs
  • Business unit CIOs
  • Senior IT leaders reporting to the CIO
Senior IT Executives

What You Will Learn

Shaped by feedback from you and other CIOs to stay focused on only what is most relevant and useful, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo experience will include:

  • A community of over 6,000 CIOs and their leadership teams
  • An agenda focused on the imperatives that you and your team must pursue to align with your enterprise mission critical priority
  • Recommended journeys with sessions and peer-to-peer engagements most relevant to you
  • Innovative keynotes brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts
  • CIO Story sessions featuring visionary CIOs sharing practical examples of putting digital leadership into practice
  • Over 140 Gartner Analysts onsite providing you with the most personal guidance and advice possible in analyst one-on-ones
  • A wealth of peer engagement opportunities to make lasting connections, share best practices, and network with your peers
  • Solution providers filling the ITxpo showcase with new possibilities for digital business, organized into marketplaces to make it easy to find the solutions you need

What's Included

  • Access to all sessions, including mastermind, industry, and analyst keynotes
  • (2) Two Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings (30-minutes each)
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Industry intensive program (Sunday) that includes sessions, networking and guest speakers
  • ITxpo exhibit floor where leading solution providers display products and services
  • Peer engagement at breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Evening country receptions
  • Conference agenda planning through Events Navigator

Learn more about Pricing and Registration

Please note that certain sessions are restricted to end-user delegates only. Providers of IT services/products cannot attend these sessions. Please view the agenda here to identify which sessions are “end-user only” and contact emea.events@gartner.com if you have any concerns about your status as an end-user or provider.


We are preparing our 2017 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo agenda, see what we covered last year to get an understanding of the breadth of coverage:


This Year's Conference Tracks

An agenda focused on your priorities
Our track structure in 2017 is built on a framework of strategic and tactical priorities that overlap and interlock across leadership, technology and information, and business strategy.
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Create a Dynamic Organization
  • Transform the Technology Core
  • Architect the Digital Platform
  • Drive Business Performance
  • Plan for the Digital Future

Industry Program

Each year, the first day of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is dedicated to industry-focused content. Prepare for what’s happening in your industry — with a full day of networking and solution provider presentations on Sunday, cross-industry sessions throughout the week, and industry-specific presentations you don’t want to miss.
  • Banking & Investment
  • Education
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Consumer Goods
  • Retail

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2016 Highlighted Speakers

  • Salim Ismail
    Salim Ismail

    Entrepreneur, technology strategist and software engineer

  • Martin Lindstrom
    Martin Lindstrom

    Change agent, brand futurist and best-selling author

  • Mark Bowden
    Mark Bowden

    Human behaviour and body language expert

  • Pete Goss
    Pete Goss

    Sailor and Adventurer

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Inspiring experience that will channel the learnings within my company and overall business connections

- Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 attendee


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Information Technology

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo helps you identify and explore technology and service providers to address your mission critical priorities as a CIO and IT leader. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading solution providers in a variety of settings.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Exhibitors: Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.

Venue & Travel

Barcelona, Spain


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 will take place 5 - 9 November 2017, at the CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona).

A full day of industry-specific insights kicks off on Sunday, November 5, at 11 a.m, with additional industry content throughout the week. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona)
Rambla Prim, 1-17
Barcelona, Spain - 08019


Executive Programs attendees have a priority booking window that begins on Thursday, 24 May at 12:00 p.m. noon GMT.
General Attendee reservations will open Wednesday 31 May at 12:00 p.m. noon GMT.
Please note you must be registered for the event in order to book a hotel reservation.   

To make a hotel reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account by CLICKING HERE.

From your account you will be able to enter your desired check-in/out dates and choose from a list of available hotels.  Please note, hotel rooms are assigned within our real-time inventory system and are first-come, first-served, based on availability. All reservations must be made with Gartner and cannot be booked directly with the affiliated hotels. For more detailed instructions on how to make a reservation please visit our Booking Guide.

**Please note that the hotel reservations will not be available in the registration system until the above opening dates. **

Hotel Cancellation Policy 
Hotel cancellations and/or shortenings of stay made online or in writing up until Thursday 19 October 2017 at 5pm GMT will not incur penalty fees.  After this date any amendment to your booking including cancellation will be charged in full.
By making your hotel reservation through Gartner EMEA Events Registration you expressly agree that after close of business (5pm GMT) on Thursday 19 October 2017, your credit card will be charged for the full reservation with no refund in the event of cancellation or partial reduction of stay.  
From Thursday 19 October after 5pm GMT, all hotels will charge the total fee for your full reservation and therefore, any cancellation made after this date, will NOT receive a refund.  If you cancel your registration for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 your hotel reservation will automatically be cancelled and subject to the cancellation policies stated above.
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.
For more information, please reference our Hotel FAQ document or the complete list of Symposium/ITxpo Hotels.

Silken Diagonal Barcelona
Avenida Diagonal, 205
Barcelona, Spain

Novotel Barcelona City
Avenida Diagonal, 201
Barcelona, Spain

Ilunion Barcelona
C/Ramón Turró, 196
Barcelona, Spain

Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@
Calle Pallars 203
Barcelona, Spain

Sallés Hotel Pere IV
Carrer de Pallars, 128
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Princess
Avinguda Diagonal, 1
Barcelona, Spain

Diagonal Zero
Plaça de Llevant, s/n
Barcelona, Spain

Four Points by Sheraton
Avinguda Diagonal, 161-163
Barcelona, Spain

Hilton Diagonal Mar
Passeig Del Taulat 262-264
Barcelona, Spain

AC Barcelona Forum by Marriott
Paseo Taulat 278
Barcelona, Spain

Melia Barcelona Sky
Pere IV, 272 286
Barcelona, Spain

TRYP Barcelona Condal Mar
Carrer de Cristóbal de Moura, 138
Barcelona, Spain

Barceló Atenea Mar
Paseo Garcia Faria 37-47
Barcelona, Spain

Front Maritim
Passeig de Garcia Fària, 69
Barcelona, Spain

Hotel 4 Barcelona
Carrer del Doctor Trueta, 164
Barcelona, Spain

H10 Marina
Avinguda del Bogatell, 64
Barcelona, Spain

Icaria Barcelona
Avinguda d'Icària, 195
Barcelona, Spain

Vincci Bit
Carrer de Josep Pla, 69
Barcelona, Spain

Vincci Maritimo
Calle Llull, 340
Barcelona, Spain

Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Calle Mallorca, 251
Barcelona, Spain

Attica 21
Carrer de Provençals, 10
Barcelona, Spain

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
Passeig de Gràcia, 68
Barcelona, Spain

Condes de Barcelona
Passeig de Gràcia, 73
Barcelona, Spain

Eurohotel Diagonal Port
Carrer de Lope de Vega, 4
Barcelona, Spain

H10 Port Vell
Pas de Sota Muralla, 9
Barcelona, Spain

Pullman Skipper
Av. del Litoral, 10
Barcelona, Spain

Agua Restaurant
Paseo Marítimo
de la Barceloneta, 30
Barcelona, Spain

Claris Hotel Barcelona
Carrer de Pau Claris, 150
Barcelona, Spain

Hesperia del Mar
Carrer d'Espronceda, 6
Barcelona, Spain

NH Diagonal Center
Carrer d'Àlaba, 94-96
Barcelona, Spain

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list.  

Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.