The Bimodal Supply Chain: Tackling Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders. A two-part, bimodal supply chain is the new reality for organizations. This marriage of two distinct approaches delivers day-in, day-out reliability and game-changing innovation at the same time.

At the 2016 conference you’ll learn how to create and manage a bimodal value chain strategy that achieves essential performance goals while simultaneously allowing for iteration and experimentation.


Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Senior operations executives
  • Global and regional heads of supply chain
  • Centers of excellence (COE) supply chain executives
  • Supply chain strategy executives
Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs), Heads of Supply Chain
Roles Include:
  • Supply chain and demand planning executives
  • Sales & operations planning (S&OP) executives
Supply Chain Planning Executives
Roles Include:
  • Chief procurement officers (CPOs) 
  • Procurement & sourcing executives
  • Manufacturing executives
  • Production planning & scheduling executives
Procurement & Manufacturing Executives
Roles Include:
  • Field service and reverse logistics executives
  • Materials handling executives
  • Transportation management executives
  • Warehouse management executives

Logistics and Distribution Executives

What You Will Learn

Gain all the supply chain insight you need. All in one place.

  • Understand the future role of the supply chain officer
  • Ensure you have the right talent on your team for success
  • Connect with your peers to share best practices
  • Validate your strategic vision and investment decisions
  • Discover, evaluate and compare the latest technologies, services and partnerships
  • Access the unbiased guidance of industry analysts and thought leaders
  • Push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise

Features & Benefits

Gain access to:

  • 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
  • Analyst roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • Case study presentations: We invite a number of guest speakers to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Network with peers: Hundreds of supply chain leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives
  • Exhibitor access: 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
  • Group rate discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group

What's Included

  • One, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meeting
  • Keynotes
  • Track sessions
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • One-year access to live recordings of sessions from our North American conference through  Gartner Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning through Gartner Events Navigator

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2016 agenda, which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest supply chain topics on the basis of your role, experience level and key focus.

Experience visionary Gartner, guest and supply chain executive keynotes, insightful breakout sessions led by Gartner experts, case study and panel presentations delivered by select industry leaders, the 7th annual Gartner Supply Chain Top EMEA Supply Chains reveal, workshops, roundtables for sharing best practices, networking receptions, solution provider sessions and more.

2016 Tracks Include:

  • Track A: Leadership and Innovation
  • Track B: Manufacturing and Planning
  • Track C: Customer Service and Logistics 

View our 2016 Agenda at a Glance

2016 Hot Topics:

  • Impact of Brexit
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Optimization
  • Cost Reduction
  • Strategy & Transformation
  • Analytics
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Segmentation
  • Customer Service

Key Take-Aways from the 2016 Conference:

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016 explored the new meaning of supply chain excellence in the digital age, preparing leaders to push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise. Hundreds of supply chain leaders learned to merge the “science” of supply chain technologies with the “art” of processes, talent and metrics.
Visit Gartner Events On Demand and view key sessions from the 2016 North American conference.
The conference has been an excellent insight into best practices in supply chain across many industries. These insights will enable us to look at ways to improve our supply chain performance.

- Head of Logistics and Infrastructure Planning BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Great opportunity to grab some time away from the day-to-day business and reestablish some plans for the next set of developments.

- Head of Global Planning and Logistics Arysta LifeScience

Optimize Your Attendance:

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • One, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one meeting (sign up opens pre-event)
  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Analyst led sessions
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Solution provider sessions
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 research series EMEA top perfomers reveal


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Tom Enright
    Tom Enright

    Research Director


What We Hear About Our Speakers

Two great days with inspiring keynotes with plenty to bring home. In addition, you get to meet analysts to kick start the change you want.
Very good insights into the latest trends and technologies covering supply chain. Valuable networking with peers exchanging lessons learned and views on current issues.


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Supply Chain

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 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.

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Venue & Travel

London, UK


Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT 

All rooms at the Park Plaza Westminster are now fully booked. To reserve a room for the event please book at Park Plaza County Hall.

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom 
Tel: +44 (0)844 415 6760

Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT


Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom

A Note About Accomodations

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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.  

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