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STAMFORD, Conn., February 11, 2011 View All Press Releases

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 to Be Held in Barcelona, Spain

Conference to Be Held at the International Convention Centre Barcelona (CCIB) on November 7-10, 2011

Gartner Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology (IT) industry, will hold its flagship annual conference in Europe in Barcelona, Spain in 2011. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will be held at the International Convention Centre Barcelona (CCIB / on November 7-10, 2011.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the largest annual gathering of chief information officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives in EMEA, attracting more than 4,000 attendees each year.

The conference will move to Barcelona in 2011 due to the recent confirmation that the G-20 Summit will now take place in November at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. This is the location where Gartner had previously planned to hold its event.

Alwyn Dawkins, senior vice president of Events at Gartner, said “The International Convention Centre Barcelona provides an excellent environment for our attendees and exhibitors to experience the full value of our conference and we look forward to hosting Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 in this world-class city.”

About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. This event delivers independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world's leading IT research and advisory organization, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology providers. Gartner's annual Symposium/ITxpo events are key components of attendees' annual planning efforts. IT executives rely on Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Additional information is available at

In addition to the European event to be held in Barcelona, Spain, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will take place in:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mumbai, India
  • Gold Coast, Australia


About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior information technology (IT) leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to supply chain professionals, digital marketing professionals and technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in more than 11,000 distinct enterprises. Gartner works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has almost 9,000 associates, including 1,900 research analysts and consultants, operating in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit

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