The value of Gartner

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their executive teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on your organization’s most critical priorities. At the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ conference, you develop your professional network, build upon your leadership skills and tackle your key initiatives so you can make bold moves to reinvent your organization and unlock future potential.


  • Research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts
  • Personalized interaction with seasoned experts
  • The latest Gartner supply chain research, debuted at the conference in an environment built for dialogue
  • Actionable insights and best practices on your most pressing challenges

Who are Gartner experts?

Gartner experts are the people behind the research our clients trust. They extract insights from qualitative and quantitative research, and from thousands of CSCO interactions every year. As objective leaders in the supply chain field, Gartner experts serve as conference speakers, attendee mentors and research facilitators. 

Opportunities to interact with supply chain experts

In addition to attending any track sessions across the conference agenda, as an attendee, you’re entitled to one Gartner one-on-one meeting, two roundtables and two Ask the Expert sessions for a deeper and more personal dive into particular topics or challenges. View the agenda for a full list of sessions.

Gartner one-on-one meetings*

These popular sessions provide you 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or share an urgent challenge. Attendees tell us these meetings in themselves are worth the cost of the conference admission.

Roundtable sessions*

Your supply chain executive peers from leading organizations and various industries discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert. 

Ask the Expert sessions*

These small-group discussions foster learning and feature one Gartner expert who answers your most pressing questions. 

*Hurry, space is limited. Depending on availability and eligibility, registered attendees may sign up for these session types through the Gartner Conference Navigator after registration. 


The value of Gartner research, interaction with the experts, unparalleled peer group networking and inspiring speakers are just a few reasons attendees come back to Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo year after year. Here’s what attendees have to say.

“Great conference — the entire supply chain industry covered in one location. Easy to meet, network and cross-pollinate ideas. State of the art content, amazing array of choices in Vendor Exhibit, and well-facilitated networking events.”

Andrew Byer
Associate Director, P&G

“The Gartner conference was a great opportunity to learn about the newest trends and best practices throughout the industry. The individual track programming was relevant and useful, providing valuable ideas and take-aways that can be used by others along the same journey. Especially appreciate the variety of speakers; the combination of associates, solution providers as well as peers ensured a diverse and holistic view was being provided.”

Eugene Lam
Operations Test Strategy, Google

“This was my first time attending the Gartner conference. I found the keynote speakers to be truly inspirational and impressive in their messages and accomplishments. The content from the speakers was informative and game-changing. I look forward to innovating how to apply what I have learned.”

Karen Crapse
Director, SC Quality, Cummins Inc.