Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend
Gartner CIO Regional Forum is exclusively for CIOs, which 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.


Registration for Gartner CIO Regional Forum is open only to CIOs or equivalent-level IT executives who have ultimate responsibility for enterprisewide (or business-division) IT decisions and budgets:

  • CIOs; CTOs (or equivalent) from a private or public-sector organization; or the senior-most IT decision maker, if you are employed by an organization that does not have a CIO position
  • CIO members of Gartner Executive Programs; attendance at Gartner CIO Regional Forum is complimentary for Executive Programs Members; complimentary attendance, is non-transferable, includes the full conference fee and does not include any travel-related expenses
  • CIOs from technology vendors and consultants who are involved exclusively in their organization’s internal IT/IS operation


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 this 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.

What if I am interested in exhibiting at the event?

You will need to speak with a Gartner exhibitor sales representative. If you know who this is, please reach out to the representative directly. If you are not aware of the representative for that space, call +27 11 803 4706 or email

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 summit do have a limit of eight (8) one-on-one meetings per organization. Each one-on-one meeting booked by an individual must be with separate analysts.


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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