Meet some of the greatest leaders in IT

Engage with your fellow CIOs and meet famous thought leaders. These activities open your mind to broader viewpoints, strategic options and new possibilities — often from an unrelated industry.

Explore our networking opportunities below.


Discuss relevant, timely topics in small, peer-facilitated exchanges, where attendees can build relationships and gain new perspectives on key issues. Meetups are all about open dialogue and debate, interactive learning that complements our more structured sessions. Join an existing Meetup.

Industry Sessions

In-depth guidance into industry trends, challenges and strategies, from banking-investment services and government.

Women in IT

Collaboration and learning designed exclusively for women. Gartner is proud to bring together its extensive network of female members from across Africa each year for this networking and learning conference.

Networking meals and receptions

The best business relationships often begin as personal connections. That’s why we have arranged social engagement opportunities for you. From welcome receptions and networking lunches to a special evening event - A Night in the Vineyards, an evening that will be a celebration of the beautiful vineyards of South Africa. This event will include a host of awesome entertainment, including a live band and wine tasting (non-alcoholic options will also be available). The event will be fun and relaxed, giving you the opportunity to network with your peers whilst enjoying some good food and drinks. Join us and have fun as you build new business relationships with peers.

Interactive Sessions

One-on-One Meetings

One-on-One meetings are a key aspect of the event experience developed to provide solutions to the IT challenges, issues and opportunities within an enterprise. These highly sought-after meetings provide the undivided attention of a Gartner content expert for 30-minutes who will listen and guide you on the matters most critical to your success.


Drill down on specific how-to conference topics in a small-group interactive environment led by Gartner or guest experts. At workshops, you and your peers take centre stage, working important topics and thorny issues for 90 minutes.


Hear what your colleagues from various industries are experiencing around relevant topics in these Gartner-moderated sessions. Roundtable discussions are informal and liberating, allowing you to relax, share insights and learn from the lessons, approaches and experiences of diverse attendees all around you.