The World’s Most Important Gathering of CMOs and Marketing Executives™

May 22 – 24, 2023 | Denver, CO

Prepare for marketing’s new directive at the most important gathering for CMOs and marketing leaders

Marketing strategies are straining under the impact of unpredictable macro forces, the erosion of traditional sources of brand value and burdensome operational complexity. In a sign of increasing dysfunction, marketing organizations that take a collaborative approach to planning digital revenue growth are almost 20% less likely to exceed their targets, indicating that they aren’t collaborating effectively. 

To thrive in this environment requires relentless and transparent prioritization. Join us at the Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo™ 2023 conference as we explore this year's theme, Marketing’s New Directive: Reprioritize, Rethink, Realign, and learn cutting-edge marketing practices to drive efficient growth. 

Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo 2023 offers attendees the opportunity to advance their thinking as strategic leaders, and bring their marketing vision to life with the best mix of insight and research-backed sessions to cut through the hype and delve deeper into areas that drive results.

 

Build strategies, pursue marketing and digital innovation and align resources to deliver results:

  • Outperform like a winning brand after crises.
  • Optimize marketing budgets to maximize performance.
  • Create impactful messaging on contentious topics that consumers care about.
  • Evolve brand strategy and value proposition for broader resonance.
  • Deliver a customer experience (CX) that improves growth and loyalty.

Create exceptional CX that sets your organization apart:

  • Build actionable views of your customers.
  • Develop insights on how to optimize the moments that matter in the customer journey.
  • Inform decision making with the right data, insights and analytics.
  • Identify customer needs, expectations and perceptions.
  • Deliver on your CX promise through an effective CX strategy.

Manage strategic sourcing plans across your company to drive quality service and leverage buying power to achieve cost-efficiencies:

  • Position the procurement function as a source of competitive advantage. 
  • Broaden your mission to go beyond cost savings and actively promote innovation, risk mitigation, sustainability and supplier diversity. 
  • Increase resilience through deep knowledge of the supply base, dynamic risk monitoring and more robust supply relationship management processes.
  • Build different strategies to increase collaboration and better prepare for supplier side disruption.
  • Learn about the latest trends in digital transformation and talent development used by world-class procurement organizations. 

 

Leverage digital channels to deliver business growth:

  • Develop an effective digital marketing strategy to achieve business goals.
  • Translate digital strategy into effective campaigns to improve digital marketing ROI.
  • Learn how CMO priorities are changing in terms of the shift toward digital channels.
  • Gain key insights to drive your own key initiatives.
  • Adopt a coordinated multichannel approach to make a well-informed decision with data-driven benchmarking.

Network with experts and peers

At Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo, attendees have the opportunity to connect with Gartner experts and industry-leading CMOs and marketing executives. They meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help them achieve their mission-critical priorities.

Attendees build new relationships, broaden their perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other marketing leaders. They engagewith like-minded peers, and find opportunities to share ideas and experiences.

Highlights:

  • Roundtable sessions.* Attendees join CMO and marketing peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a Gartner expert.
  • Peer conversations. Attendees engage in peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the conference and explore how others are tackling everyday challenges.
  • End-user case studies. Detailed and documented case studies, by Gartner invitation, reveal lessons from peers during their own organization’s implementations.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen
Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your most critical priorities into business results.

Highlights

  • Signature Series. Each year at Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo, we reveal the latest Gartner research as part of our Signature Series. Sessions cover some of the most anticipated insights and findings to get you ready for the year ahead. 
  • Solution Provider sessions. When you’re looking to address a specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user-case studies provided real-world advice. 

Lean in and engage
Facilitated by Gartner experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.

Highlights 

  • Workshops.* Small-scale and interactive: Collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.
  • CMO Circle.* An exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for chief marketing officers to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

 

Our unbiased Gartner experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

Gartner one-on-one meetings.* Meet one-on-one with Gartner experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a Gartner expert who will listen and guide you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions.* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one Gartner expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Intentional and focused execution ensures marketing leaders can accelerate enterprise growth, despite an unpredictable environment. Join us in 2023 for a fresh take on marketing’s directive to encourage ruthless prioritization and realignment of digital engagement, brand experiences and marketing function strategies.

Brianna Lux

Conference Co-Chair and Director, Advisory, Gartner

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    2023 Tracks at a Glance

    Access more than 100 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help CMOs and marketing leaders drive organizational growth. Each track has a particular area of focus that helps deliver what matters most to the business.

    Track A

    Build and Energize a Winning Function

    The rise in new and blended responsibilities — driven by CMO priorities like brand, CX and journey orchestration — presents unique challenges for sourcing and developing talent. In this track, explore what it takes for CMOs to assemble and lead a function that attracts critical talent, improves change resilience and reduces cross-functional friction.

    Track B

    Drive Value Through Strategic and Operational Agility

    Strategic and operational agility is imperative to deliver growth in times of volatility and change. This is more critical than ever in the current economic climate, as marketing’s role and influence are not always clear. Learn how marketing can lead from the front by demonstrating strategic and operational agility.

    Track C

    Lead Multichannel Marketing Through Changing Times

    Marketers use more channels than ever before to reach their customers, presenting both opportunities and challenges. Learn from insights and best practices on channel strategy, content and execution to navigate shifting audience behaviors and drive growth.

    Track D

    Optimize the Power of Customer Experience During Unpredictable Economic Times

    In unpredictable times, it’s critical for organizations to retain and grow their customer relationships. Marketers that leverage CX tools and best practices are better positioned than their peers to meet and exceed company and customer objectives.

    Track E

    Drive Growth Through Commercial Coordination

    Marketing activities are often so siloed from sales and other commercial functions that they wind up working at cross purposes and achieving growth in spite of this. In this track learn how to take charge of this collaborative initiative to have real impact on revenue.

    Track F

    Demonstrate Impact, Increase Performance

    Amid constant change, data unlocks opportunity for communications and marketing. Great customer data management leads to success for B2B, B2C and marketers with multiple go-to-market models. In this track, learn how to step up your data game to prove and improve the value of marketing and communications.

    Track G

    Build, Activate and Manage a Valuable Brand

    Driving brand commitment has never been more important. But building and activating a brand in today’s complex environment is a never ending job that demands seamless orchestration of internal and external resources. This track explores how to build a powerful strategy, navigate important issues and deliver the most effective brand experiences to your most important audiences.

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