Your networking experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference

Making connections is a core aspect of the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ conference. That’s why we provide formal and informal networking opportunities with your peers, Gartner experts and technology solution vendors. From networking with peers inside and outside of your industry, connecting with individuals from organizations similar in size, we bring together the top minds in technology. Explore the networking experience at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2023.

Connect with peers

Some of the most invaluable pieces of information come from peers. At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, you have access to all of these moments for real talk, inspiration and, if we’re being honest, commiseration.

Interactive sessions

Discuss and work through your most pressing issues with peers in group settings through interactive sessions, such as roundtables and Contract Negotiation Clinics.

Peer connections

Use the messaging feature in the Gartner Conference Navigator app to connect directly with other attendees, and begin or continue conversations on your mission-critical priorities.


Focused on peer perspectives and best practices, these small sessions are facilitated by Gartner and allow you to share insights while learning from the lessons and experiences of diverse attendees around you.

Midsize Enterprise Program

Discuss and work through the top challenges facing midsize enterprise organizations with peers in group settings through interactive sessions, such as roundtables and Ask the Expert sessions. Learn more about the Midsize Enterprise Program.

Women in Technology

Designed for like-minded executive women, Gartner Women in Technology Program provides an environment and a platform to discuss how women can lead, find their voice and bring their brilliance forward.

Industry sessions

Connect with CIOs and IT leaders inside and outside your industry. From dedicated industry sessions to formal and informal networking opportunities, Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo offers a variety of ways to connect with your peers.

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is a conducive place for meeting like-minded, as well as contrasting, people from around the world, all coming together on challenges we face as a society and as IT professionals.

Chris Losch

Enterprise Architect, NHS England

Engage with Gartner experts

Gartner experts are the keystone to Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts through one-on-one meetings.

Gartner one-on-one meetings

These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Gartner expert meetings outside of one-on-one meetings as part of the conference registration are limited and require prior approval. Work with your Gartner representative for any additional meetings with Gartner experts.

Talk tech with vendors

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo offers a multitude of opportunities to network with technology solution providers.

IT Xpo

This is where digital business gets real. Discover what’s possible as you learn about innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business. Connect with vendors on the latest technology offerings and more.

Exhibitor consultation meetings

Meet face-to-face with exhibitors and receive individual guidance tailored to your goals and challenges. You are offered tangible next steps to immediately implement solutions and achieve business priorities.

Take advantage of these opportunities and register today