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, or start one of your own.

Industry Sunday

In-depth guidance into industry trends, challenges and strategies, from banking, finance and insurance, government and public sector, to healthcare, education and many more.

Mid-Size Enterprise Program

Designed with scale and resources in mind, specifically for CIOs and Senior IT Executives from Mid-Size Enterprises.

Global Enterprise Executive Experience

The Global Enterprise Executive Experience (GEEE) is an exclusive program for enterprises that have more than $10 billion in annual and for the largest federal agencies.

Women in IT/Women CIO Programs

Collaboration and learning designed exclusively for women. Gartner is been proud to bring together its extensive network of female members from across Europe each year for this networking and learning conference. Check out our Woman CIO Program Flyer for more information.

What organizations have already registered?

For a sneak peek at who else has registered to attend Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, 3 - 7 November, in Barcelona, Spain, download our sample registration list below.

Network, collaborate and partner with the who’s who in business and IT, with 7,000+ attendees from 2,800+ organizations from 90+ countries descending on Barcelona this November.

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. Check out our Gartner Research & Advisory Flyer for more information.


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.

Networking meals and receptions

The best business relationships often begin as personal connections. That’s why we’ve arranged social engagements at every chance. From welcome receptions and networking lunches to a special evening event, have fun as you build new business relationships with peers.