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ACT: Aspire, Challenge and Transform
in a Disruptive World

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2017 is the world’s most important gathering of 
supply chain leaders. Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis. 
Organizational survival depends on the ability to anticipate, adapt and transform
supply chains to deliver reliability and performance.

At this year’s conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams learn how
to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization to exceed performance expectations.

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
  • 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 two 30 minute sessions 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
  • Industry Value Chain Exchange Series on Monday, May 22: Healthcare, Consumer-Retail, High-Tech Manufacturing 
  • Network with peers: Over 1,400 supply chain leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives during networking sessions, meals and receptions  
  • 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

Learn more about pricing and registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here.


We're preparing our 2017 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks and sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain and delivers the actionable advice your team needs to succeed.   If you'd like more information,  sign up and you'll be the first to know when our agenda is available.  


2016 Conference Tracks

A. Strategy and Leadership
B. Supply Chain Innovation
C. Supply Chain Planning
D. Customer Service and Logistics
E. Supplier Management and Manufacturing

Hot topics covered at our last event

  • Strategy and transformation
  • Performance measurement
  • Analytics
  • Supply chain planning
  • Segmentation
  • Cost to serve
Great information to open the thinking of where we are on the road map to supply chain excellence.

- E. Williams, Global Director of Logistics Electrolux

Optimize Your Attendance

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

  • Admission to all keynote sessions
  • Analyst led sessions
  • Two, 30-minute Gartner analyst one-on-one sessions
  • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 reveal dinner
  • Analyst roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Solution provider sessions
  • Two receptions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from over 40 Gartner supply chain analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

2016 Highlighted Speakers

  • Michael T. Duke
    Michael T. Duke

    Retired President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

  • Linda Hubbard
    Linda Hubbard

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Carhartt, Inc.

  • Stuart Pann
    Stuart Pann

    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    HP Inc.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

Professional and insightful.

- D. Hulbert Post Office Ltd


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.

  • Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.




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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Phoenix, AZ


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-293-5000

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ, United States - 85052


Hotel booking is not yet available. Please check back periodically for details on when hotel booking will open.

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.