Transforming Sourcing: Accelerating Performance, Agility and Innovation
The definitive annual event for the sourcing community. Providing independent, practical advice, thought leadership and insight into future trends, the Summit enables Senior Sourcing Executives, Sourcing Managers, Contract Managers and Vendor Managers to validate their sourcing strategies and initiatives, exchange best practices with peers and spark new ideas.
Benefit from a unique learning experience filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, analyst engagement, peer exchange and access to leading service providers.
To see how we're addressing your top challenges,
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles
IT Services Contract Manager
IT Services Procurement Manager
IT Services Contract Managers
Vendor Relationship Manager
Vendor Performance Manager
Vendor Risk Manager
Vendor Contract Manager
IT Vendor Managers, Vendor Relationships Managers, Vendor Risk Managers
Head of IT
IT Operations Manager
Head of IT Sourcing
Director of IT Sourcing
Global Sourcing Manager
IT Services Sourcing Managers
What You Will Learn
Through analyst sessions, problem-solving workshops and peer interaction, you'll gain the insight necessary to:
Identify the best delivery models and providers for your needs, and negotiate contracts that will deliver real value to your business
Design a sustainable performance management program that includes the “right” performance metrics and incentives to keep your deals on track
Develop practical sourcing and vendor governance models, competencies and best practices to create sustainable value
Develop vendor management metrics, scorecards, and dashboards to measure and communicate vendor performance
Mitigate outsourcing and cloud risks by developing a vendor risk management discipline
Identify and leverage key disruptive technologies for both immediate and long term value
Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss
End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
Workshops: Small-scale sessions provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
Negotiation clinics: Small-scale analyst-led sessions where you’ll gain hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for sourcing and vendor-management advice
Exhibitor access at the solution showcase: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions
Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions
Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers at the event. Use Agenda Builder to schedule private 30-minute sponsor meetings that will bolster your projects and relationships, wherever you are in the buying cycle.
Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives, plus take part in dedicated topic-based networking sessions built right into the agenda
Our 2016 agenda features dedicated tracks for sourcing executives, sourcing and contract managers, IT vendor managers, plus a track on emerging trends and disruptive technologies. Plus, networking, contract negotiation clinics and more.
Structure SLAs, performance metrics, rewards and penalties
Drive innovation with providers
End-user case studies
Ask the Analyst
Workshops and tutorials
Solution provider sessions
Show floor theaters
"As always with a Gartner event, the quality of the speakers has enabled me to both validate many of the things we are doing as a company, whilst challenging many more! This ability to provide a lens on best practice and what the future might look like makes this type of event invaluable."
Service Support Category Lead
Great Event! As a Strategic Partner Manager starting/implementing vendor management it has provided great insight with many tools & techniques that I will be implementing. Christopher Ambrose is great!
Strategic Partner Manager
An excellent and informative event providing industry leading thought leadership
Optimize Your Attendance
Maximize your on-site ROI by adding these Garnter exclusives to your agenda:
Admission to all Keynote sessions
One (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-One (sign up will open pre-event)
End-User Case Studies
Solution Provider Showcase
Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus.
Renowned Author, Thinker and Strategic Adviser on Innovation
Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Soucing & Strategic Vendor Relationships
The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.
Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
United Kingdom -
Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate A limited number of rooms have been held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for attendees of the Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit. There are two special promotional Gartner rates available:
Superior Room - £185 per night (Includes Breakfast)
Studio Room - £215 per night (Includes Breakfast)
Please note that these rates are based on single occupancy and excludes VAT.
In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please click on the link below.
Alternatively, you can either e-mail your request to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in-house reservations office on +44 844 415 6780, quoting the promotion code
Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 19:00 (London Time)
Saturday between 09:00 - 17:30 (London Time)
Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street