First-Time Attendee? No Problem!

Here are some tips to help you prepare before you arrive at the conference!

  • Register early to reserve your hotel room. Rooms at the Hilton Sydney sell out quickly and can only be booked once you’re registered for the conference. View the venue page for information and room block open dates.
  • Visit Gartner Conference Navigator and start building your agenda!
  • Book your Gartner one-on-one sessions. Bookings open four weeks prior to the summit. 

Yes, we can provide all the help you need through our Gartner Event Concierge team. The team works with attendees pre-event to make sure they have the best possible experience on-site and focus on the four key factors that lead to a successful event, including:


  • Building a custom agenda aligned with attendees’ key initiatives and priorities
  • Connecting with peers who have the same interests and problems
  • Booking a one-on-one with a relevant Gartner expert
  • Meeting with exhibitors who can help solve pressing business needs


Contact Gartner Conference Concierge at

Gartner one-on-ones, roundtables and workshops require preregistration within Gartner Conference Navigator, and spots fill up quickly. 

We recommend arriving by Sunday, 28 July, so you have the opportunity to pick up your name badge and get settled into the hotel.

You’ll have plenty of time to meet with your peers during networking breakfasts and lunches or throughout the day in our convenient lounges. In addition, you’ll be able to learn from your peers during roundtables, end-user case study sessions and Exhibitor Showcase receptions. Click here for more details on all of the unique networking opportunities we offer.

As soon as you arrive you can visit Registration. You’ll simply enter the email address you used for registration, verify this with a photo ID and receive your conference badge. For additional information regarding your hotel stay or other questions you may have, visit our FAQ page.

Your name badge will allow you entry into all conference-related activities (sessions, Exhibitor Showcase, hospitality suites, meals, etc.). They are also tagged so we are able to scan the sessions you’ve attended and provide a conference evaluation tailored to these specific sessions.

Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all on-site activities and documentation. If you’re interested in becoming a Gartner client while on-site, you can visit the Gartner Information Desk to better understand the benefits you’ll receive as a client.

The Gartner Conference app is our own mobile device (smartphone and tablet) application that makes it easy for you to navigate and build your agenda and keep tabs on what’s happening while on-site. Download the app, sign in with the information you used on Gartner Conference Navigator and you’ll be good to go. Whether you use Gartner Conference Navigator through your desktop or the app, your agenda will sync up with ease. You’ll also receive push notifications while on-site to remind you of some of the key happenings.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards. You’ll have tons of opportunities to network with your peers and solution providers, and it’s the easiest way to exchange contact info. If you have a smartphone or tablet, this will also come in handy, as your entire agenda can be organized with the Gartner Conference mobile app and viewed from most mobile devices.


In addition, we’ll have charging stations throughout the conference space, so bring your chargers with you so you never have to go offline. For those of you travelling internationally, be sure to pack your travel adapters. If you typically wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring any backups you might own. Also don’t forget any medications you might need to take throughout the week.

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