Learn how to expand your sphere of influence and build your network at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Be at the center of business and technology in Barcelona, Spain

The in-person Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference is like no other. Join the only conference that connects top IT leadership teams with Gartner experts, peers and a wide array of solution providers — all in a dynamic atmosphere supporting networking, growth and fun. 

Explore industry-shaping insights in an unforgettable environment of excitement and camaraderie beyond the possibilities of a screen. We invite you to experience firsthand why technology leaders describe this as “the must-attend conference of the year.”

 Features include:

  • Powerful keynotes ranging from technology leaders to celebrity guests
  • An expansive landscape of sessions supporting all roles
  • A dynamic, vibrant IT Xpo connecting you with the right platforms to propel your organization forward
  • Planned and unplanned peer networking available in a variety of formats — simply choose the setting that fits you best
  • In-the-moment insights that you can only access through Gartner

Why wait? Join a community of the best and brightest CIOs and IT executives from across every industry — all driven by a common purpose, all elevating the future of IT.


All things for CIOs and IT executives — All under one roof

Our conference destination locations allow you to pause and step away from the virtual world. Experience the magnitude of an in-person Gartner conference — all the top vendors, Gartner experts and peers gathered together in one easy-to-access venue.

The Gartner Conference Navigator acts as your home base where you can plan your personal agenda around your requirements.

  • Plan your agenda and schedule sessions.
  • Sign up for interactive clinics and roundtables.
  • Schedule Gartner one-on-one meetings.
  • Explore a variety of special programs by role, industry and more.
  • Apply for exclusive programs with targeted content and sessions designed to facilitate interaction between Gartner experts, solution providers and peers.
  • Identify the right solutions for your needs by exploring our solution provider directory and their product offerings.
  • Discover never-before-seen research through the Signature Series sessions.
  • Attend inspiring guest keynote presentations.
  • Gain new experiences and share best practices when you join exclusive CIO Experience sessions.
  • Hone your negotiating skills at a Contract Negotiation Clinic.
  • Walk through IT Xpo to explore emerging technologies from leading solution providers to help you accelerate your technology decisions.
  • Attend an evening reception to network with your peers and solution providers in a relaxed setting.
  • Interact with a Gartner expert in one-on-one meetings to get expert guidance on your biggest challenges.
  • Share experiences and gain valuable lessons through workshops, roundtables and facilitated networking sessions.
  • Grab a coffee or a meal and join an impromptu conversation with your peers.
  • Postconference, the Gartner Conference Navigator offers access to session presentations to build on what you’ve taken away. 
  • Share key lessons with your team.
  • Develop a 30-/60-/90-day plan.
  • Connect with shortlisted technology solution providers.
  • Explore the Gartner conference calendar to determine which role-based conferences your team should be attending to get deep-dive content for their roles.

Meet the Gartner experts

Live presentations

Immerse yourself in engaging sessions by Gartner experts and visionary leaders, interact with the presenter and the people around you to learn more about the latest trends on emerging technologies, explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives.

Interactive sessions and networking

Engage with the world’s leading IT experts and peers in Ask the Expert sessions, clinics, workshops and roundtables to discover answers to shared challenges. Experience a community atmosphere of CIOs and IT executives through spontaneous encounters, continued conversations and more opportunities to expand your network.

Expert one-on-one meetings

Take the time to step away from your everyday work and validate your business strategies alongside Gartner experts. Get tailored guidance from a Gartner expert on your specific challenge or goal.

In today’s rapidly changing world, resilience and adaptability are crucial for business success. Our goal for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is to provide CIOs and IT executives with insight and advice on the future directions, strategies for success and best practices for execution that drive impact. Building innovation, adaptability and resilience into digital business will not only optimize business value from technology investments but will also help to future-proof business.

Tomas Nielsen

Conference Chair and Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

We invite our community to share suggestions on how we can make our conference experience more inclusive.

Listening and learning

Through attendee listening sessions, advisory board meetings and survey questions, as well as leveraging insights from our internal employee resource groups, we always look for new ideas to improve the inclusivity of our conferences.

Inclusive communications

We cultivate an inclusive experience for our attendees through our conference websites and communications.


Through our expanded DEI and Corporate Responsibility agenda and networking efforts, we seek to provide a platform for topics pertaining to traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as offer content related to corporate sustainability, equity and inclusion.

Accessibility Ambassador

An Accessibility Ambassador is available at every conference to provide customized accessibility support to anyone who requests accommodations.

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