Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend

The Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is an exclusive event for CIOs. This means you are guaranteed a level of information exchange and peer interaction that is unrivaled. To ensure this commitment to our attendees, we ask that you verify your eligibility to attend.


Participation at the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum is open to individuals who meet the following criteria. By applying to participate, you confirm that you comply with at least one of the following eligibility requirements:


Active organization-wide CIO* or Active business unit and regional CIOs who meet one of the criteria below*:


·       Applicants must be responsible for a business unit or division with revenue of $250 million or more

·       Applicants from a public sector organization must be responsible for a department with 1,000 employees or be directly responsible for an expenditure of $250 million or more


*Qualifying CIOs from a technology vendor or consultancy must be involved exclusively in their organization's internal IT/IS operation.


You agree that all eligibility decisions are subject to Gartner’s sole discretion. Once your application has been reviewed and approved by Gartner, Please complete the registration form and payment information.


How do I verify my eligibility and apply?

Apply online by selecting the APPLY NOW button on the registration page. You will then be asked to fill out an application.


Acceptance of all applicants is at the discretion of Gartner. Please complete the registration form and payment information. Please note payment will be processed only once your application has been reviewed and approved by Gartner.


View the Gartner Event Terms & Conditions


What methods can I use to pay?

You may pay with Gartner event tickets, credit card or invoice with a PO number. A payment must be made prior to the event or payment will need to be collected upon entrance to the event.



What is included in the registration fee?

Registration fee includes event attendance; documentation; a Monday evening special event; breakfast and lunch, Monday through Tuesday; and access to the CIO Lounge on-site.


How do I book my hotel reservations?

You must be a registered attendee to book your hotel room. Find out more information on accommodations.


Are there special hotel rates for government attendees?

We will secure a number of rooms that are available at the current General Services Administration (GSA) per diem rate, which will be available to view only by public-sector attendees within the reservation tool. All attendees who book rooms within the reserved block at the GSA per diem rate will be required to present official identification of public-sector status at the time of check in. Rooms at the public-sector rate are subject to the same cancellation terms and conditions as standard rooms.


What if I need to change or cancel my hotel reservation?

Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London at a discounted rate. Please check back for updates as the block of rooms becomes available and booking opens. Find out more information on accommodations.

Are there any speaking opportunities at the event?

Opportunities to present are generally available at Gartner events. Please fill out the Speaking Request Form here and a representative of Gartner Events will contact you.

How do I sign up for an analyst one-on-one?

One-on-ones are available exclusively to paid registered forum attendees and are not available to exhibitors or exhibitor forum session pass holders. Because of the high demand for these appointments, each attendee may reserve up to two 30-minute one-on-ones, with a different analyst or consultant. Once prebooking opens, registration for analyst one-on-ones is available through Gartner Events Navigator — our online agenda-building tool.


Am I guaranteed the analyst of my choice in my one-on-one meeting?

All registered attendees have the exclusive opportunity to speak directly with up to two Gartner analysts in private 30-minute one-on-one meetings. Because of the high demand of particular analysts, sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Is there a list of analysts who will be available at the event?

View the list of analysts in the Speakers section of the site when it becomes available.


Are there any restrictions around analyst one-on-ones?

Organizations sending end users to this event have a limit of eight (8) one-on-one meetings per organization. Each one-on-one meeting booked by an individual must be with a different analyst.


In addition, one-on-ones are not available for vendor briefings or product demonstrations with analysts. The analyst reserves the right to stop the meeting if this situation occurs. Clients interested in briefing analysts may contact the Vendor Relations department and schedule a meeting following the event by emailing

When will I have access to documentation?


Registered attendees will be informed via email as event documentation becomes available on Gartner Events Navigator. This email will include step-by-step instructions.



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